Fish Pickle

50 Nos Sardines(Or Any fleshy fish) previously cleaned, washed and entrails removed.
10 Nos Chillies, Green According to taste – Masala sliced
2 Pods (whole) Garlic Masala sliced – half for Masala ground
10 Grammes Ginger fresh – Masala sliced – half for Masala ground
1 Dessertspoon Jeera/Cumin Seeds Masala ground
1 Dessertspoon Kuskus – poppy seeds Poppy seeds – Masala ground
Half Dessertspoon Mustard Seed Masala ground
Half Kilogram Onions Slice onions, for frying.
Half Teacup Sweet Oil For seasoning
Half Inch Turmeric/Haldi Masala ground
2 Tablespoon Vinegar – Malt According to taste.

Method :

Masala sliced
Remove the stems and cut the green chillies length wise. Also, slice some garlic and ginger.
Masala ground
Grind, jeera, mustard seed and Kuskus, turmeric, garlic and ginger.
For seasoning:
Slice onions, for frying. Brown the sliced onions slightly in half cup of sweet oil in a vessel large enough to hold the fish pieces. Add the ground masala and fry till the raw smell goes. Put in 2 tables spoons of vinegar. Let it cook for five minutes.
Add the sliced masala (green chillies, sliced garlic and ginger) and fry a little more.

Cut fish into small pieces, and add in to frying masala . Simmer for a while cooking on a slow fire. Do not stir with the spoon. But occasionally, shake the pan to keep the fish from burning.You can add coconut milk, if its too thick and fish is not cooked yet.

once Fish is cooked, leave it to cool down, then fill it in bottles and keep it in fridge.

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