Indian Style Fish Fry Recipe
Recipe submitted by: Mamtha Sunil Kumar
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 5 Minutes
Ingredients for Indian Style Fish Fry:
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to serve 4:
4 large fillets
cod, bluegill, bass, perch or other firm white flesh fish
FOR THE MARINADE
If you are not familiar with any ingredients, check our Indian Spices and our Indian Pulses, Rice and Seeds pages.
Indian Style Fish Fry
is a one the most popular dishes of costal India. There are many regional variations but he common element in all the dishes is the spices, which are used liberally. This is a very simple and easy to make dish.
How to make Indian Style Fish Fry:
Squeeze the juice from the lemon and blend it with all the other marinade ingredients to make a fine paste. Marinate the fish for a minimum of 30 minutes in a refrigerator making sure each piece is well coated with the marinade.
Add the oil to a large frying pan (skillet) over a medium heat. Once the oil is hot, fry the marinated fish for about 5 minutes on each side (see chart below). When cooked, remove from the pan onto several thicknesses of absorbent kitchen towel. Finely chop the coriander and curry leaves to garnish and serve hot.
|Fillet Thickness||Cooking Time||Fat|
|Thick - 1" (2.5cm)||5 minutes on each side||1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil|
|Medium - ¾" (2cm)||4 minutes on each side||½ tablespoon oil & ½ tablespoon butter|
|Thin - ½" (1cm)||3 minutes on each side||1 tablespoon butter|
MAMTHA'S HOT TIP
You can also barbecue or grill the fish. This method consumes less oil and is a more healthy healthy alternative.