Most recipes have a little story behind them. In some its a bit of fun and banter. I got fish in the morning. After washing it up, I asked my wife to give me turmeric. She gave me the mixie jar with ground up garam masala. This was just some spices like cumin, cinnamon etc ground up.
So I put that on the fish. Let the fish marinade for a few minutes with this and salt.
Then into my hot cast iron pan with a teaspoon of mustard oil.
My trick with this pan is to get it almost smoking hot. Then reduce the heat to low, drizzle oil and place the fish. Let it sizzle and when the side is free on its own, flip it over.
You can use any roughly ground garam masala for this recipe.