Fish masala fry(Kerala style)
Learnt this recipe from Aruna. Thanks!
Sear fish/anjal- 1/2 kg
6-7 garlic cloves
1/4 inch ginger
3-4 lengthwise slit green chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
5-6 kashmiri chillies( chilly powder as required)
1/4 tsp turmeric
1.5 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 inch tamarind
Salt to taste
Coconut oil for frying
How to make:
Grind salt, kashmiri chillies, coriander seeds, jeera seeds, peppercorns, tamarind and turmeric into a fine paste.
Clean the fish pieces well. Marinate them with the masala( setting time not mandatory). Keep the remaining masala/paste aside for the thick gravy in the fry.
Then, in a frying pan/skillet(tava) warm some coconut oil. Add fresh curry leaves, lengthwise chopped green chillies, lengthwise chopped onions, finely chopped garlic pieces, finely grated ginger and then the fish pieces. Cooked well by flipping over both sides until done. Pour the rest of the remaining masala over the pieces and cook. Serve hot with cut lemon pieces alongside.