The Rechad paste is a hot, spicy and tangy. Now learn to prepare your favourite Pomfret fish in the Rechad sauce from none other than Maria Goretti! Sit back and enjoy the recipe.
Pomfret Rechad Recipe by Chef Maria Goretti

- European


- 1

Cooking Time

-10 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10-12 Min


  • For Pomfret Rechad: 14-15 sankeshwar chillies
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp methi seeds
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 cloves and peppercorns
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • salt
  • 50 malt vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 pomfret
  • coriander leaves
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  1. 1

    Procedure to make Pomfret rechad: In a bowl add sankeshwar chillies, cinnamon powder, turmeric powder.
  2. 2

    Add methi seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cloves & peppercorns, chopped ginger and garlic, salt, malt vinegar, sugar, mix it and leave overnight.
  3. 3

    Prepare a paste of it.
  4. 4

    Debone the fish, slit it using a knife.
  5. 5

    Marinate the fish with rechad masala.
  6. 6

    Bake the fish in a preheated oven at 200' C for 5 minutes.
  7. 7

    Flip the fish and again bake it in the oven for 5 minutes.
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Maria Goretti


Maria Goretti dons many hats – TV anchor, model, dancer, chef and an award-winning author. She kickstarted her career as a VJ and toured with musicians around the world, while audiences came to love her as a warm and friendly face on TV. In 2011, she pursued her passion for baking and cleared a Cordon Bleu certificate course in food and baking at the Tante Marie School of Cookery, UK, run by Gordon Ramsay, with top honours. Soon after, she dabbled with writing and published a cookbook ‘From My Kitchen To Yours’ that was recognised as the best television chef book in English by a popular chef at the Gourmand World Cookbook in 2017. With television being one of her foremost passions, she has hosted several food shows that explore the intricacies of cooking. On Living Foodz, Maria’s show ‘I Love Cooking’ garnered high praise, and more recently ‘I Want To Bake Free’ is dedicated to those who love breads, cakes, cookies, savouries and everything else in the universe of baking.

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