Saoji Mutton

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It was in 2005, I had to deliver a workshop at Nagpur and that’s when I first savoured this lip-smacking dish at the Pride hotel. Fortunately for me, there were several occasions when I had to keep coming back to Nagpur and every time I made it a point to request the banquets to serve this dish for lunch.
9 years later, on a foodies group called Experimental Cuisines I saw the recipe for Saoji Masala posted by Shilpi Sanyal. Shilpi very kindly obliged me with an online tutorial and what followed is here.

Pungent. Earthy. Robust. Piquant. These are some of the words that come close but don’t really do justice to this dish.
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Rice tossed with fried Sardines

 

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Recycling always pays! Especially when one has transported a good catch from Calicut waters.
Step 1 – fry sardines (coated with chilli powder, turmeric powder & salt) in coconut oil with a few sprigs of curry leaves and rosemary (just for kicks). When the fish is done, add a dash of soya sauce (just for kicks again) and swirl around to whatever music is playing. Set the fried fish aside.

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