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.

I am posting 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.

Thanks All


  1. wow..great looking fish fry Suja, kannedukane thonanilla. yummy yumm..

    Thanks a bunnch for sharing the awards and Big congrtas to you dear, its all well deserved..

    Kairali sisters

  2. wow thats really mouthwatering suja, i just loved the marinade paste of it, simply superb and cant wait to try this out...& congrats on your awards suja and its so sweet of you to share it with me as well...

  3. Wooow!!!! Echil Ooruthu nice perfect fish fry dear ohh really makes me hungry looks delicious n tempting to hv it now itself dear....

    Congrats on ur awards n thanks for sharing with me dear..

  4. Congrats on your award, i wish you many many..... awards like this, your fish is sooooooooo tempting. Where do live, i'll come and get some:-)

  5. Hi Suja
    fish fry looks delicious for fish lovers..congrats on your awards..and thanks a lot for sharing with me...:-))

  6. I have been to Kerala once Suja, To Kovalam. We were on one of the beach front hotels and Kovalam itself was breathtaking.
    This hotel also gave us a tour of the back waters (whole day). So while in the boat, the boatman took us to a small Island kind of a thing where a fisher woman fried fish for us for lunch. One of the best tasting fish in my life. The fish you posted here looks exactly like what she made all those years (well, 5 to be specific). Will surely try this at home...weekend most likely.

    Thank you for the award Suja. But i am not 100% sure when what you mean by collecting it. I don't know this concept of awards. What should i do now?

  7. kothipichu..kothipichu!!!!!!!!
    adipoli...vayil kappal odunnu...
    congrats on teh awards ..thanx a lot for thinking of me

  8. WOW...delicious looking fish fry Suja...love it...so tempting...

  9. congrats on the awards!! ..adipoli aayittu ondallo recipe and pics !!!

  10. Looks great and tasty, congrats on your awards dear....

  11. congrats on all your awards. fish looks so beautiful and tempting suja

  12. entammo what a delcious masala fish.sure i will try this masala fish..really mouthwatering one suja.
    congrats on all ur awards..thanks for sharing it with me .so happy dear
    kumarakam kovalam nice pictures da

  13. Suja, am gonna to invite myself to ur place to enjoy this droolworthy fish fry...yummm!congrats on ur awards..

  14. Congratulations on all your awards and thanks a lot for sharing with us!!

    Fish fry superb aayittundu ketto...Marinade is really difft from the usual ones and it sounds totally delicious. I have bookmarked it to try. Try cheythittu feedback tharam :)

  15. wow!crispy golden fish fry...luks very tasty as u said...congrats on ur awards n tnx a lot of considering me dear...wil update my award pge soon

  16. Thanks for dropping by! YOu have a nice blog and I see you have a lot of delicious recipes. Will check back often :)

  17. wow u have a lovely space.will be visting u offen..do vist my blog.mykitchen-been.blogspot

  18. adipoli suja iithu kandappol enikku chorunnan tonnunnu. try cheythittu parayam ketto

  19. The masala fish fry looks so inviting.

  20. Thanks a lot for the award..the fish looks really tasty

  21. Suja, thanks a lot for shring the award. That very kind of you.Congrats and wishes for lot more appreciation like this :). Fish fry is my all time favourite. The picture looks gorgeous and very attractive. Thanks a lot once again.

  22. Thanks all for your lovely comments:)
    Thanks for the encouraging words..
    umm mymoonah and priya so sweet of you dears..you are most welcome :)
    Jyothi, Ammu, Sanyukta and Rach..thanks once again dears.

  23. what a bful color,yum and delcious dish...looks mouthwatering...n spicy...and thanks for accepting my thanku card and posting it..

  24. Fish fry looks absolutely delicious Suja. Congrats! Thanks for sharing the award with me too dear. Nice click and great taste on that photo.

  25. wonder how i never came across this blog! what a lovely collection of mallu recipes..following ya :)

    and congrats on your first award!

  26. Lovely post...n an absolute mouth watering fish fry...never used sesame in the spice mix...sounds cool.
    N hey congrats for ur award...
    keep up de good work.

  27. Thanks Sanyukta, Viki,Superchef, Chetana and Sharmilee for stopping by and for sweet comments..so happy to have met you all..do visit often.


  29. Thanks Anon for stopping by..do try , you will surely like it.

  30. what fish did you use for this recepie?


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