Sunday, October 14, 2018 10:55:00 AM
Ghalieh Mahi A popular fish recipe from southern Iran

Ghalieh Mahi is a stuffed fish recipe from southern Iran which is very popular in the country. It is cooked mostly in Khuzestan, Bushehr, and Hormuzgan provinces.

Researchers of traditional medicine believe the recipe will prolong life. Its contains vitamins A, C, D, E and B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Omega 3, sodium, potassium, and other vitamins.

Ingredients (serves 4)

500g Fish (walrus, black pomfret, snapper…)

500g Chopped herbs (350g coriander, 150g fenugreek)

200g Tamarind fruit or ½ pack of salty tamarind on sale in shops

1 Onion

2 tsp Grated garlic

Red pepper, black pepper, salt, and turmeric to taste



Start by sprinkling the fish pieces of your choice with salt and black pepper and put them to one side. Dice the onion, caramelize in a pan and add the garlic. Stir fry. Add salt, black pepper, and turmeric and stir. Add the finely chopped fenugreek and coriander.

When the herb juices have evaporated, add ½ a cup of water and allow to cook on low heat. Then, dilute the tamarind in a little water and add to the pot, plus another 3 cups of water.

Lower the heat and allow the ingredients to simmer until the sauce thickens. When the stew color has changed, add the pieces of fish and leave to cook for another 30 minutes. Serve with rice.

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