Muddushyachi Chatni (Lady fish in dry gravy)


Muddushe (lady fish) is a small type of fish ,mostly found in khadi(back waters).


It is one of the tastiest variety of fish.


8 Muddushya (Lady fish)

1 small Onion chopped.

1/4 cup grated Coconut.

6 Peppercorns.

4 Kokum

2 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

For the masala

1 medium sized Onion.

2 tbsp Dhana(corriander seeds)

5 tbsp Red chilli powder.

1 tbsp Haldi powder.

1 tsp Black pepper powder.


To clean the fish:

Scrape the outer side of the fish. Cut off the head and tail. Take out the entrails from the cavity. Cut the gills. Wash under tap water.

Give 2 slits on each fish.


Add salt and turmeric to washed and cleaned fish.Keep aside.

Grind all the masala ingredients to a fine paste.

Grind together grated coconut,peppercorns and half chopped onion to a fine paste.

Apply grounded masala paste to fish and keep aside.


Add coconut paste & kokum.Keep aside.


Heat oil in a kadhai.Add half chopped onion,let it turn brown.

Add marinated fish stir with light hand.add /4 cup water.

Cover and cook for 5 minutes or till fish is cooked.

This is a very delicate fish,hence it gets cooked fast.

Taste and add salt if required.(As salt is applied to fish)

Remove in a serving dish.

Serve hot with steam rice or bhakri of your choice.

Happy Cooking !!!




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