Tuesday, December 31, 2013

MACKEREL FRY (fish fry)

I often fry fish with a tasty aromatic coating. But the coating is applied on a semi-fried fish. If you feel the fried fish smells too fishy, then apply the final coating on the raw fish and fry.
This is a very conventional fish fry except that I have used a bit of roasted sesame and groundnut powder.
Mackerel 4 nos ( or any other fish with or without bones).
Oil for sallow frying

For the marinade
Lemon juice 30 ml
Ginger juice 1 tbsp
Salt and pinch of turmeric

For the coating
Cumin powder 2 tsp heap
Coriander powder 1 tsp heap
Red chili powder 1 tsp or more
Turmeric 3/4th tsp
Mustard powder 1 level tsp (optional)
 Garlic smashed and chopped fine 2 tsp
Green chili 2 chopped fine
Mustard oil 2 tsp ( in the coating mix)
Roasted sesame 1 heap tsp and roasted ground nut 8 seeds , ground to a paste or powder
Sugar 1/4th tsp
Besan 1 tbsp approx. ( as needed for the consistency)
Corn flour 1 tsp level
Rice flour or suji 1 tsp

Clean the fish and make slits
Mix the fish with salt, turmeric, lemon and ginger juice. ( grind ginger and squeeze the juice).

Mix separately the spice powders meant for coating, mix in chopped garlic and green chili, mustard oil, sesame and groundnut paste/powder. Add corn flour and rice flour, add little water so that the dry powders are soaked. Add besan and make thick batter either by adding more besan or water.
Coat each fish with batter so that the slits are filled and nothing is outside the fish surface.
Take oil in a frying pan for sallow fry. Heat oil and fry two or one  fish at a time on slow heat. Flick the fish and fry.
Now apply the coating again on the fried side, so that there is a thick layer of about 3 mm.
Now with a spoon collect the hot oil from the frying pan,and keep sprinkling on the applied coating so that the coating gets solidified
 Reverse the fish and apply the coating to the other side and follow the above procedure .
The frying shall be carried out on low heat so that the fish is done by the time the coating is fried and light brown
Eat as a snack or with hot rice, ghee or butter, green chili.

The chili hot, coating goes well with rice 


Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy New Year! How are you ?

Sweta Biswal said...

Very nice and simple fish fry!!! Would like to make some when i get back home...

Sanoli Ghosh said...

It is a fav recipe of mine. Moosur dal r mackrel fry diyei bhat khaoya hoye jay...:)

Preeti Kashyap said...

I sm sure it was scrumptious. ..sadly , I need to think of a veggie variation here. Every time I visited west Bengal and informed my host that I was vegetarian..I was offered fish and told its not meat!!! Hehe...

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Kamana said...

looks very delicious.

wishing you all the best for the new year.

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Mix and Stir said...

so yummy fish fries ...! never tried fish fry like this, will try this soon.

Poetry Of Food said...

Mouthwatering....I will try this sure....

Poetry Of Food said...

So mouth watering.... I will try this sure...

Bong Appetite said...

I have got some of these in the freezer.was planning to grill them.but I might just fry them now.this is completely mouthwatering