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Pepper Fish Masala





Pepper Fish Masala is a simple fish preparation which can be served as a side dish for steamed rice or masala rice. It is fried fish  sauteed in masala gravy till completely dried up.It is flavorful with caramelized onion, roasted coconut and sesame seeds. I have added a little of garam masala., but  it is optional.You can use any kind of fish..here I have used King fish.

Ingredients
Fish - 1 lb
Onions- 2 medium
Tomatoes-1 medium
Ginger- 2 inch thick
Sesame seeds  - 2 tsp
Coconut grated- 1/3 cup
chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1 tsp
turmeric- 1/3 tsp
coriander  powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice-1/2 lemon
coriander leaves
Salt to taste
oil for frying


Marinate fish pieces with turmeric,salt, half of the pepper powder and lemon juice. Keep aside  for ten minutes and then fry them till cooked and golden brown . Use boneless bite size pieces .
Roast sesame seeds and coconut till browned up and make it into a fine powder.

In the same pan in which you fried fish add ginger and curry leaves  and saute till the raw flavor disappears.Saute onions till golden brown and add tomatoes and saute till tomatoes get soft. Add chilly powder, coriander powder, rest of pepper powder, garam masala and salt to taste. Roast the spice powders in a low flame for a few seconds.

 Add three to four  tsp of water and slide in the fried fish and close the lid for a minute. Stir till completely dried up and sprinkle the sesame and coconut powder and garnish  with coriander leaves.




Try this
Hope you will all enjoy



Comments

  1. Chechi superb recipe, kandittu vayyil vellam nirayunnu, Kothipichu kalanjallo...

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  2. I am a big time fish eater ..... n pepper masala fish looks soooo goooood. Got to give this a try.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  3. Super hot recipe. I simply love this of dishes and never used sesame and coconut powder. Will try out soon.

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  4. LOved the dish dear...which fish u have used?? I have talapia fillets at home will try with that....hope it will turn well...

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  5. Great recipe and looks so yummy dear...

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  6. That is one delish looking fish masala !!

    US Masala

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  7. King fish masala looks superb!! Great recipe and picture..

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  8. i am a fish lover n this looks really yummy

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  9. Slurpp, droolworthy fish masala..

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  10. eswara..vayil kappalodan thodaghi...ethuokee kanichinghane kothipikkallee..adipoli
    Ente Suja.......eniku sherikum vishakunne..:)

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  11. Fabulous..screen-il ninnum eduthu kazhikkan thonnunnu :-)

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  12. feel to taste this delicious fish masala.. looks so yummy.. nice pics too.. good one

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  13. wow mouthwatering, i can finish off the whole thing if you give it to me now ,,,

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  14. wow.. yummy fish.. Looks superb..

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  15. wow.... what a dish dear..... so lovely and yummy... bookmarked it...


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    Regards,
    Akila

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  16. This is indeed easy and looks tasty and delicious.

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  17. Such a droolworthy fish masala....Feel like having it now.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  18. tempting!
    pepper flavour sounds interesting!
    love your non veg recipes :)

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  19. I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Fish masala looks hot, spicy, yummy and tempting.
    You are welcome in my blogs.

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  20. Oh wow...masala fish cant get any better..very tempting clicks
    Sinfully Spicy

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  21. Thanks for visiting...Nice to see ur wonderful recipes here...Keep up with the good work...Btw Fish Masala looks perfect n tempting

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  22. oh wow adipoli...ichira chapatiyum kooti kazhikkan thonnunnu..

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  23. hiii first time here....wonderful recipes....yummy treats....happy to follow u...do visit my space..

    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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  24. adipoli fish masala... sherikum kothi akanu...!!!

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  25. Wow...very tempting and looks delicious...

    Soumya
    http://traditional-indian-cooking.blogspot.com

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