Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pomfret In Cashew Mango Curry

At the onset of summer when the unripe mangoes start showing up in the market I am tempted to try something new for the husband. This curry spells the flavors of summer coconut, cashews, unripe mango, coriander and green chilli. It is fresh, aromatic and creamy. AC loves curries with rice, I love to see that happy smile on his face of satiation gleaming through.

The thing about this curry is it was very refreshing for a traditional man like AC. He is someone who does not like change and eating habits are the last thing he might change. Yet last year he has changed a lot on the personal front and his food habits too. He has cut out the negative from his life and that makes him so much more happier. Some parasites had to be severed. He has realized that people with low mentality will only drag him and me down. I am someone who does not respond to manipulative people. I just distance myself so its easier for me to deal. I save my energy by being silent. AC is learning it slowly to focus on the positive improvements. As far as the food goes a marginal acceptance is happening.

I don't want to sound classist but it is true that how you conduct yourself in life depends entirely on where you come from. You cannot expect scumbags not to smell, can you? In the clean up process we junk a good relationship too simply because you cannot pick up food to be eaten from the dustbin. Its taken me 18 long months to purge this from my system.

Yes the new curry stands for our renewed understanding of people, of positives that we bring in life. AC is taking small but sure steps towards a better, happier life together for us. He understands me better and knows I like cleanliness at home and he is complying. We together worked on some historical work and got things moving. Actually yes the moving is rolling and a rolling stone does not gather moss. Great going AC!

We are nurturing relationships for the pleasure of company and warmth as opposed to the relationships of the past that always ripped benefits from a friendship of decades. AC did not see through then. We have left behind the unhealthy competition that people cultivated, I refused to be part of it. AC has changed. I have changed too. We have put up a sign for the negative, *NO ENTRY*

So cheers to the new with this luscious curry!

Serves 1 person


1/4 cup cashews
2 X 2 inch X 2 pieces of unripe green mango
1/4 cup grated fresh coconut
1/2 cup tightly packed chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon cumin
5-6 cloves of garlic
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 -2 green chilies
4 cloves
1 inch piece of dalchini/ cassia bark
1 medium sized pomfret cleaned and cut into 2 pieces.
salt to taste
2 cups water
2 teaspoons oil


1. Grind the cashews, grated fresh coconut, cilantro, garlic, green chilies, cloves, piece of dalchini/ cassia bark, cumin, turmeric and unripe green mango together with enough water to give a smooth paste. About 1/2 cup.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the cleaned fish to the oil and let it sizzle a bit. Turn over after 5 mins and again let it sizzle. Add salt.
3. Now tip in the green masala paste. Top up with the remaining water to thin out the masala. 
4. Cook for 5 mins. Shake the pan side ways. Do not poke the fish too much else it will break.

Remove from heat and serve warm over Basmati rice. Enjoy!

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