11/8/07

Fish Fry

As a child I would eat fish cooked only by my mom , because it would not smell fishy at all, and of course it would be very tasty. Though i love macchi ka salan (fish curry) , my husband prefers the fried fish. You get the Indian varieties of fishes like Pomphret, at the Indian grocery stores, but this is for the first time that i tried the recipe using Indian ingredients with Mahi Mahi, and its a winner!

Before going to the ingredient list , this is my moms tip to get rid of the fishy smell. All you do is sprinkle some lemon juice and salt over it , let it sit for 10 mins, then sprinkle any flour you have handy e.g. maida, besan , rice flour and scrub each piece. Now wash each piece at least 5-7 times, just rinse it. If you have any other way of getting rid of the fishy smell , plz share :)




Ingredients :

6-7 fillets of mahi mahi / pomphret or any you like :D

1 tsp. red chilli pdr,
1 tbsp. dhania pdr/pdrd. coriander,
juice of 1 lemon/ or tamarind pulp,
1 tsp cornflour,
salt to taste,
1/2 tsp each of ginger paste and garlic paste,
1/4 tsp turmeric pdr./ haldi,
1 cup All purpose flour,
Oil for frying.

Method :

Mix all the ingredients together, except the all purpose flour/maida, and make a paste, use little water if required. Apply this paste on each side of the fillet and keep aside for few minutes. Now heat a griddle , place fish n pour sufficient oil from sides. Fry till golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towel, and serve hot. If the fillets are thick, make slits on them and apply more paste , also you may want to shallow fry them.




I am sending this recipe for the "Power" less cooking event, hosted by Easy Crafts of Simple Indian Food

To me this was an exciting event, a way to sit back and remember the good old ways of cooking ! I have relatives who still prefer the stone grinder to make their idli batter :D

16 comments:

Linda said...

Hi neighbor! That fish fry looks really tempting, so crispy golden brown! :)

Jeena said...

Hi Rahin what a great recipe your fish fry looks so delicious. Thanks for the tips off yor mum. :)

rahin said...

hi Linda , its always gud to c u drop by :) thanks

Hey Jeena ,thank u, its not just the tip , this is the way my mom makes fried fish

sagari said...

thanks for useful and important
tip

Jeena said...

Hi Rahin I have tagged you on my blog. Thanks Jeena :)

Kajal said...

Happy Diwali to you and your family.
Fish looks crispy golden brown.:)
Chhers!!!!!!

easycrafts said...

Nice entry...thanks a lot

rahin said...

Hey Sagari, you are welcome :)

Thank you for ur diwali wishes Kajal n same to you

Thanks Jeena , i did chk ur meme ...v interesting ....

Hi easycrafts, i actually liked the theme of ur event a lot, n enjoyed doing this post

Happy cook said...

Wow i love our indian fish fry. But my husband hates it. He says it stinks. Thanks for the tip

rahin said...

hi happy cook , i am so glad tht all of u r finding the tip to b useful ...thanks for dropping by

Rachel said...

Fish...fry and curry..anything goes for me..My mom's trained me the same way.to get rid of the fishy smell....
nice recipe..similar ingredietns but I have never added besan ...

rahin said...

Thanks Rachel, gud to know u also use the same technique.

Rina said...

Umm!!! love this yummy fish fry, reminds me my mother's

rahin said...

Thanks for dropping by Rina

Meera said...

hi Rahin,
First time here. You have a nice blog. Loved your fish fry!

Rahin said...

Thank you Meera n welcome to Lazzat...:)