How to make Peshawari Machchi -

Wonder how it got this name – nevertheless fish cooked thus is absolutely yummy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Pomferet, Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Peshawari Machchi

Peshawari Machchi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Peshawari Machchi Recipe

  • Pomferet 1/2 inch slices 1 kilogram

  • Yogurt 1 tablespoon

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Garlic 4 cloves

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Tomato blanched peeled and chopped 1 medium

  • Green chillies chopped 4

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Mix lemon juice with dry mango powder and salt and apply this mixture on the fish slices.

Step 2

Grind onions, ginger and garlic to a fine paste. Whisk yogurt with one cup of water.

Step 3

Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan and fry the fish slices lightly. Drain and set aside. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan and fry the ground paste till golden brown.

Step 4

Add tomato, green chillies, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, roasted cumin powder and fry till oil floats to the top. Add one cup of water and cook till dry, then mash to a smooth paste.

Step 5

Add the whisked yogurt and simmer for five minutes. Add the fish slices, cover tightly and cook on medium heat for three to four minutes or till the fish is done. Adjust salt. Sprinkle garam masala powder and stir gently. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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