Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Masala Fish Fry and Lovely Awards
Masala fish fry is a very tasty fish preparation. It has great aroma of poppy seeds, sesame seeds,coconut and curry leaves. This one is inspired from a TV show but I have brought certain changes to the original one . The recipe actually uses gram masalas, coriander powder and tamarind paste but I used green chilly, curry leaves and lemon juice and only a little of fennel seeds instead of garam masala. This came out very tasty and flavorful which my family enjoyed.
Fish - 1/2 lb
Poppy seeds- 2 tsp
Sesame seeds- 1 tsp
Coconut shredded- 1 tsp
Onion- 1 small
Ginger- 1 inch
Garlic- 4-5 pods
Green chilly- 3
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric- 1/3 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/3 tsp
lemon juice- 1/2 lemon
fennel powder- 1/3 tsp
corn flour- 1 tsp
salt to taste
Curry leaves- 2 springs
Oil for frying
Cut and clean the fish and marinate it with chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt and set aside for 10 minutes.
Dry roast poppy seeds till it attains a nice aroma and add sesame seeds and roast it also. Keep aside and let it cool. Chop onions and fry them till golden brown. In a blender make a fine paste of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, coconut, fried onions with its oil, ginger, garlic, green chilly, curry leaves, pepper corns, and fennel seeds. Pour as little of water as possible. Now coat the marinate fish with this paste,lemon juice and corn flour. Pour little oil in a fry pan( just enough to grease it as there is already oil in the marinated paste) and fry in low flame. When one sides gets cooked and browned up flip to the other side. Serve warm. You can also sprinkle a bit of lemon juice just before serving.
Try this fish fry..hope you will enjoy.
Its a happy moment for me.This post is to thank my fellow bloggers for their encouragement and love.Thank you one and all for your sweet words appreciation and wishes.
I would like to especially thank Jyothi of Panch Pakwan for sharing with me these lovely awards. Thanks dear for your love and encouragement and also for remembering me. These lovely awards will always remain one of the most beautiful and cherished gifts from my dear friends.
Sanyukta, Jyothi, and Rach.Thank dears..I feel so blessed to have wonderful and lovely friends like you.
Ammu has tagged me with a beautiful award. Thanks dear for remembering me..it means a lot to me.
As per the rules of the award I have to post my favorite picture and also tag my other friends. I am posting a favorite picture of mine which my hubby took. It is the beautiful tourist destination of Kerala Kumarakom.
I wish to share this with all my friends Kairali sisters, Maya and Lakshmi of Yummy team, Namitha and Sunitha of Collaborative Curry , Manju Rajender . Suhaina, Sushma , Madhu , Pranis, Priya, Sarah,Viki, Jagruthi, An Open Book, Sangi, Satya, and all my friends.