Spiced fish steaks/pieces rolled in semolina and shallow fried !!
Its been a while I’ve posted any seafood recipe. Fish is actually what I prefer compared to chicken or mutton. Its so muchof my favorite that I forget to make a note of the ingredients measured (I am not used to measuring ingredients, but just for the blog) that went into preparing it or sometimes the photograph doesn’t make justice to the the dish.
Back home too, we preferred eating fish over other meat and is always prepared in the konkan/goan/malvani style. There will be slight differences between these cuisines even though I have clubbed them together. I have not ventured into any other type of making seafood recipes than konkan style, not because I don’t want to give a try(now that i’ve so many blogger friends, I should actually !), but because I am brought up with, and prefer the konkan/goan style of preparing seafood.
So here is one of the famous and my favorite fish fry which uses less oil as it is shallow fried/tava fry. I avoid (hate !) deep fried fish and one of the reasons of not venturing into eating seafood outside at gatherings or restaurants ! So here's the recipe for the goan fish fry !
5– 6 mackerel steaks/pieces (bangda)
5 – 6 kokum/mangosteen peels
1 tsp chili powder (add more for spiciness)
1/4 tsp turmeric
pinch of coriander powder (optional)
pinch of cumin powder (optional)
salt to taste
semolina/rava/sooji/farina for coating
2 - 3 tbsp oil for shallow fry
1. Slight remove the scaling of the fish and clean. Apply salt and keep aside for few minutes. Then rinse.
2. Soak the kokum in very little water(3-4 tbsp) and squeeze to make pulp. Discard the peels or use in any curries.
3. To the kokum pulp, add salt, chili powder, turmeric, coriander, cumin powder and make a paste. Apply paste to the fish steaks/pieces.(marinate if required)
4. Roll the fish pieces in semolina/rava
5. Heat oil in a pan fry fish on both sides on low- medium heat.
6. Serve as a side with rice, fish curry and sol kadhi !
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Serves: 3 - 5
Note: If kokum is not available, use tamarind, lime juice or vinegar
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