Curry Leaf, Split Pea and Chickpea Crusted Lemon Sole with Tomato and Yoghurt Pachadi

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Another great recipe from Nik and Edwina.

This one comes highly recommended: Nik's email telling me about this recipe was entitled "Possibly the best thing we've ever cooked!"

Curry Leaf, Split Pea and Chickpea Crusted Lemon Sole with Tomato and Yoghurt Pachadi
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:219
Ready in:1 hour
Prep. time:40 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:21st May 2013

Best recipe review

Tasty fish


lovely crunchy finish too.

The Judge


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the marinade

The Pachadi

the crust


  1. Pat the fish fillets dry on kitchen paper. Mix together all the marinade ingredients, and rub them all over the fillets. Set aside for 30 minutes
  2. Meanwhile, make the Pachadi. Heat the coconut oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan and add the mustard seeds. When they begin to crackle, add the curry leaves and onion, turn the heat down, and sauté gently till the onion is soft and translucent, but not coloured. Add the turmeric, ginger, chillies and tomato, and cook till the tomatoes are just starting to soften. Leave to cool, then add the coriander leaves, yogurt and salt. Stir, then set aside
  3. To make the crust, put the curry leaves on a baking tray, and put into a very low oven until they go dry and crisp. Crush them lightly and set aside
  4. Into a large heavy based frying pan on a low heat, put the chickpeas, yellow split peas, fennel seeds and peppercorns and gently roast until they start to release their aroma. Put them into a liquidiser, and blitz to a quite fine powder. Allow to cool, then add the chopped dry chilli and crushed curry leaves
  5. Dust the fish fillets with the pea and curry leaf powder to form an even coating. You probably won’t need all of the mixture, it keeps in a jar in a cupboard
  6. Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in the frying pan and add the fillets, frying for 1 minute on either side. Place a neat heap of the Pachadi on each of four plates, carefully place 2 fillets on top of each heap, sprinkle with a little chopped coriander and serve

Serving suggestions

Serve with basmati rice

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