This generation of kids wants everything on a platter. Wasting time on separating bones from the fish is a big no no for them. That they do not want to take pain doing anything, is offcourse our fault. Generally speaking Parents these days are quite indulgent .
All said and done, end of the day Mommy dears want to see their kids happy. In doing so,they keep on experimenting with recipes . This mommy too does it, so as to see her son eating happily .
So this boneless fish balls in a creamy sauce in rescue of the mommies whose kids are fussy about fish.
Boneless Fish Fillets : 300 gm
Onion : 4 (medium)
Ginger : 1/2 tsp
Garlic : 1 tsp
Poppyseed : 1 tsp
Cashew : 6 nos.
Raisins : 6 nos.
Chilli Powder : 3/4 tsp
Bay leaf : 1
Salt : As per taste
Thickened Cream : 2 table spoon
Bread Crumbs : 50 gm
Corn Flour : 1 tablespoon.
Oil: 4 table spoon
Wash the fish fillets well and put to boil along with water. After 10 minute switch of the gas and drain the water. Let it cool.
In a bowl, put the fish fillets. Add corn flour , breadcrumbs, salt as required, pieces of 2 onions cut small. Mix all ingredients very well. Shape into small round balls. Refrigerate for atleast 2 hrs.
Make a paste of the remaining two onions. Make a paste of the ginger and garlic separately. The poppy seed has to be soaked in warm water for 2 hours before making a paste. Make into a paste the poppy seeds,raisins and cashews together.
Heat oil in a wok. Fry the fish balls till light brown in batches.Place the fish balls in a serving bowl and keep aside .
Temper the oil with a bay leaf, put the ginger and garlic paste. Fry till the raw smell goes. Now add the onion paste. Fry for 2- 3 minutes . Put in the cashew,raisin and poppyseed paste. Fry at low flame so that the spices do not burn or turn brown. Add the chilli powder and stir.As the oil separates from spices , add one cup water. Add salt and let it boil till the gravy is just thick. Too much boiling may cuddle the gravy. Add the thickened cream, stir and put off gas after one minute.
Pour the gravy over the fish balls. Garnish as you wish to. Serve hot with jeera ( cumin ) rice.