How to make Til Diya Maas
- Wash, clean and dry the fish.
- Rub the fish with salt and turmeric powder and shallow-fry until half-cooked.
- Grind chopped onion, garlic, and ginger into a paste.
- Roast black sesame seeds and peppercorns on low flame and grind into a paste with a little bit of water.
- Sauté the remaining chopped onion until golden brownand add onion-ginger-garlic paste and keep stir until oil starts separating.
- Add the chopped bamboo shoots and fry for 4-5 minutes.
- Add turmeric powder, sesame paste, and a splash of hot water. Stir to combine.
- Season with salt and when the dish comes to a rolling boil, add parboiled fish, cover and simmer on a low flame until water reduces to one-fourths and the fish is completely cooked.
Note: The sesame seed sauce must stick to the fish.
- Turn off the flame and drizzle some mustard oil over the dish.
- Garnish with green chilis, serve with rice, and enjoy!
- The sesame plants are known to survive even the worst of draughts; they are known as a “survivor crop”
- Sesame oil is used as a solvent in intravenous drips.