Friday, 17 January 2014

Fish curry and fry

A super spicy fish curry and fry that is quick to make. Fry cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds in a dry frying pan to golden brown and make a powder of it. This ingredient is a must for fish recipes in my house. 

Fish fry


Fish(cut into 2 inch pieces): 1/2kg
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder: 1 tbsp
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Lemon juice: 1 tbsp
Cumin and fenugreek seeds powder: 1 tsp
Oil: 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

  1. Wash the fish pieces with rock salt and water.
  2. Mix ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder,salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin and fenugreek seeds powder. 
  3. Apply the above mix to fish and sprinkle lemon juice.
  4. Marinate it for 15 minutes.
  5. Heat oil in a non stick pan and place the fish pieces in the pan. 
  6. When they turn golden brown flip the fish pieces and shallow fry till golden brown in colour. 
  7. Garnish with onions and lemon.

                                                            Fish curry


Fish: 1/2 kg
Onions(chopped): 3 medium size
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
Red chili powder: 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Green chillies: 2(slit)
Oil: 2 tbsp
Coriander(chopped): 1 bunch
Fenugreek and cumin seeds powder: 1 tsp

  1. Wash the fish pieces with rock salt and water and put aside.
  2. Mix chopped onions, green chillies, salt, turmeric powder, oil, coriander powder, red chili powder, ginger garlic paste, cumin and fenugreek seeds powder in a pan.
  3. Add the fish slices and just little water, say 50 ml and put it on heat.
  4. Simmer the stove and close with a lid.
  5. Cook till the gravy becomes thick. 
  6. Garnish with coriander and serve with steamed rice.
  • When buying a fish, do the look and smell test. Gills should be rich red and fish should smell clean water.

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