Thursday, September 5, 2013

Manglorean Fish fry

Fish is a staple in our household. Though I wasn't very fond of non - vegetarian food ( thanks to all the animal dissections that I witnessed and performed during my college days ), things changed tremendously post marriage. Enter the husband who is a "PURE" non vegetarian and in a bid to please his taste buds with non vegetarian fare, meat became a regular in my kitchen. Though hesitatingly at first, I slowly started to enjoy the various meat delicacies. Given a choice , I  prefer fish to meat any time.

Talking about fish, salmon is an absolute favorite…so meaty and tasty. And as luck would have it, I had a chance to live in beautiful Norway for a brief period , which boasts of the one of the world/s best salmon produce. We had this salmon fry with the humble dal rice and such a treat it was…. the perfect hearty meal.

The recipe ?? Here goes….

Ingredients :

Fish , of your choice ( I took salmon )  - 500 gms, cut into pieces
Red chilli powder - 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 2 tsp
Ginger - garlic paste  -  1 tbsp
Lemon juice  - from half a lemon
Salt - a bit more than "to taste"
*( I added 1 tbsp salt…the masala should be a bit more salty than suits your palate..the fish will absorb it well so do not worry).
Semolina ( or rice flour ) - to coat the fish pieces
Oil - to shallow fry

Method :

1. Wash and clean the fish. Pat dry and keep aside.
2.  Mix the red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste , lemon juice and salt to form a paste.
3.  Coat the fish well from all sides with the masala and keep aside for at least half an hour ( you can keep it in the fridge for a longer period or even overnight ).
4.  Heat oil in a griddle. Dip the fish pieces in semolina and dust off the excess semolina.
5.  Shallow fry the fish till golden brown on both sides and serve hot as an accompaniment . We usually have it with plain dal rice or rasam rice.

For this recipe, you can also use whole small or medium sized fish. But remember to put slits so that the insides get cooked well too. You could also skip the ginger - garlic paste. The fish fry will taste just as good…What are you waiting for ? March to the kitchen and get started :)

Sending this recipe to " Side dish mela "

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