“Pohala” fish is a common variety we get in local fish market. Usually small sizes are available through out the year .Few days back when i went the biggest Fish Market in Bhubaneswar i managed to get some big sizes.
You can’t really find anyone here eating fish with fork & spoon . “Eating using your hand” culture has been passed on for generations here .This traditional practice to enjoy one’s food brings that personal connection with food feeding not only your stomach but mind.
The practice of eating with your hand has originated thousands of year ago and is widely followed in other parts of the world like Philippines, Middle East countries etc.
I have never seen anyone eating a burger with knife or having the famous Indian street-food “Panipoori” with a spoon .But in the other way you can’t drink your soup without a spoon, Isn’t it!!
Now let’s come to our recipe ,it’s a spicy fish curry which can be enjoyed with hot steam rice.
Fish are fried first with a generous amount of Mustard Oil. You can use different cooking oil too.