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Fish Thali

East Indian fish Thali

Fish Thali

Sting Ray / Pacat Indyal/ Vindaloo, Crab Moilee , Fried lepo , Fried Sting Ray ,Rice And Beetroot Vegetable.

Ingredients for the Sting Ray Indyal/ Vindaloo

500 gms Sting Ray

Clean and wash well

Add turmeric , salt and keep for 20 mins

Wash off and keep aside

For the masala

4 dry kashmiri Chillies

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/4 tsp pepper corn

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

2 cloves of garlic

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or any other vinegar

1/4 tsp sugar

Small piece of tamarind

1 Onion sliced

Grind all of this to a paste



Keep some Sting Ray fish pieces for frying and some for curry

8 curry leaves

1/2 inch thinly sliced ginger


Add oil , once hot add the masala and some water. Bring to a boil, add curry leaves, salt , sugar to taste. Cook for a minute. Add fish pieces and cook on medium flame till done.

For the crab Moilee


4 crabs

Clean , wash , add turmeric and salt , keep aside for half an hour.

Wash off well

Ingredients for the Moilee

6 onions finely chopped

4 tomatoes finely chopped

5 green chillies finely chopped

8 cloves garlic finely sliced

1 inch ginger thinly sliced

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp East Indian bottle masala powder

1 cup greens of the spring onion finely chopped

3 cups of water


Add oil , saute the ginger, garlic and green chillies till lightly brown . Add the onions and saute till translucent. Add the tomatoes and cook till soft. Add the East Indian bottle masala powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, salt to taste, 3 cups of water and mix well. Add the only greens of the spring onion, allow to cook for 1 minute. Add the crabs and cook till done.

For the Beetroot Vegetable


750 gms beetroot with stalk and leaves

3 green chillies finely chopped

5 cloves garlic finely chopped

1 tsp pepper powder

Salt to taste


Pressure cook the Beetroot for 2 whistles.

Once cool , peel off the skin and chop .

Add oil saute the garlic, green chillies for a minute. Add the finely chopped stalk for 1 Minute. Add the finely chopped leaves.

Add salt, pepper to taste. Toss in the chopped beetroot. Cook for 5 mins.

For the fried lepo and Fried Sting Ray

Masala for marination

2 tbsp Chilli powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp pepper powder

Salt to taste

2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar

Mix all well. Coat the fish well and shallow fry.

Alternatives to East Indian Bottle Masala Powder

In case bottle masala is not available you can replace it with Malwani /Malvani masala powder


Any fish curry masala powder


Use this spice mix

Spice powder mix

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp cumin powder

1/2 tsp coriander powder

1/4 tsp fennel powder

1/4 tsp pepper powder

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