My Kitchen Antics: Kerala fish fry


Serves 2 as part of side dish 

Fish fillets- 350 gms, sliced (around 4 big pieces). I used Basa fillets. King fish or any firm fish would be ideal.

Chilli powder- 3/4th tbsp

Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp

Fennel powder- a generous pinch

Ginger garlic paste- 1/2 tbsp

Lime juice- 1 tbsp

Salt- to taste

Oil- enough to shallow fry

Curry leaves- a sprig (optional)

Lemon wedges and sliced onions to serve

Make a paste with all the ingredients except oil.

Add a wee bit of water if required, but make sure its not too loose.

Apply the marinade generously on all the fish slices and keep aside for about 15-20 minutes.

Heat oil in a frying pan and slide in the fish slices, in batches if needed.

Keep the heat on medium and shallow fry, flipping it over after a while.

Once the fish has browned on both sides and cooked well, remove and drain on paper towels.

Don’t over cook the fish or it will become hard. 

Throw in some curry leaves while frying for some extra flavour.

Serve with lemon wedges and sliced onions.

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