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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Special Fish Fry (Pepper Fish Fry)

Whenever we talk about Kerala meals, it's always the seafood meals that's enjoyed by most of the people through generations. As per the geographical location and by the sea coast, fish is available in abundance and enjoyed by most communities. Fish curry and fish fry are both delicious in its own way. Fish fry is not very healthy though, but kids love the fry more than the curry.
This is a special kind of fish fry that you can prepare with simple ingredients from the pantry, but the masala is not the same as the regular fish fry. This is slightly different from our usual masala and tastes crisp and delicious. Check this out !!

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 15 minutes
Serves ~ 8–10 pieces
Author ~ Julie
fish (any firm one) 500 gms
whole pepper corns 1 -2 tbsp
shallots 7-10
garlic 4-5
ginger, a small piece
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
tamarind, a small piece(amla size)
coconut milk 1/4 cup
rice flour 1tbsp
salt to taste
curry leaves 2 sprigs
oil to fry

  • Wash the fish under running water, drain water. Keep aside. I have used sheelav fish (barracuda) here.
  • In a blender jar, add the whole pepper corns, ginger, garlic, shallots, tamarind, turmeric powder, salt and coconut milk. Grind to a smooth paste.
  • Apply this paste on the fish pieces and marinate for 30 minutes -1 hour. Finally, add the rice powder and mix well.
  • In a pan, add oil and then slide in the curry leaves followed by the marinated fish pieces. Cook on medium flame on both sides. Drain from oil when done. Enjoy warm !!

* You can use any firm fish for this recipe.
* Adding coconut milk adds a sweetness and balances the flavours.
* Adding rice powder adds crispiness to the outer coating.

1 comment:

Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

So flavourful so good!