Friday

Goan Fish Fry

Spiced fish steaks/pieces rolled in semolina and shallow fried !!

GoanFishFry      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 !

Ingredients:
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

Preparation Method:
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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


Tags: goan fish fry, goan fish fry recipe, fish curry, rava, sooji, tawa fry, tava fry, how to prepare fish fry, indian, masala, shallow fry, goan style, cooking

26 comments:

Pari said...

Hi. I have seen this kind of fry served at Goan restaurants. I was told Sea Pebbles in Goa serves this best.

pierre said...

Hi SE
I love the way you do the frying crust !! cheers from snowy Paris !
Pierre

SE said...

@pari..thanks for the info..home cooked seafood is goan style so never ventured eating outside. And at indian restaurants in US, I never order seafood :-)
@pierre...have fun !!

Priya said...

Had this fish fry long back, love the crispy outer..tempting fish fry, have to try out soon both the kadai chicken and this fish fry..

prasu said...

Never tasted befor dear...........u are tempting me, it's looking soooooooooo delicious.

Sushma Mallya said...

long back i had this mouthwatering fish fry in goa..just loved it...will try this one next..

Gulmohar said...

It's been a while since I had this fry..Looks crisp and yumm

s said...

i love this...rava fry..its my fav!!though i do love the rechaido masala as well

SE said...

thanks everyone for stopping by!
@s whenever I make the masala..i shall post

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh wow!!! That sounds great!!!yummy yumm.wish to have one now...
I made some goan chicken fry last day...i love all goan food...

tasteofbeirut said...

How interesting! I am learning that semolina can be used for frying fish, plus about mangosteen peel; I had some mangosteen this last holiday in Beirut and had no idea the peel was used as well!

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey this fish fry luks nice crispy n hot...we njoy it often...nice pics

Dolly said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome...I think you can see how much I love sea food..Ur Bangda FRy is so tempting and is making me nostalgic. My mom made these when we were young. Now its hard to find this fish in the US..maybe I'll have to seriously hunt(fish) for it..lol.. Thanks for visiting my blog and I love ur suggestion of adding mint to enhance the flavor of the Chicken Pulao.

SE said...

@Dolly..I get these from the korean stores which have lots of varieties of fish..

kothiyavunu said...

wow!! yummy fish fry..will try ur goan style soon..love to have one rite now.:)

Silpa said...

Looks gud. i am not a fan of sea food , but my hubby might like it.. will try it for him..

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

This looks so nice and crispy and delicious! I haven't cooked fish in so long, I'm inspired!

Joanne said...

Fish is really my preferred protein of choice as well, next to pork. I love the spices you used in this! Sounds delicious.

aquadaze said...

This is EXACTLY the way i love to have fish! Yum!!

Spice said...

tasty fish....I too love this one but i never used kokum in this kind of preparation...but i have one packet of kokum & was thinking about using it in some sort of curry...I'll try it with fish next time...

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Oh ur fried fish looks so good-better than the most have seen in goan restaurnts...
U have a whole world of goan cooking here...
Am always planning to posting loads of goan stuff that have learnt seeing goan kitchens at their best but still have to...

Malar Gandhi said...

I like sea food too, since I don't find them here often switched to chicken!!! GOan style sounds incredible....

San!!! said...

This is definitely worth a try dish as i do prefer fish than chicken.The crumbly texture is what makes it tempting n delectable.

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

Hi, I tried the goan fish fry..it turned out great...i've put a picture in my blog..
Deepa

Seafood r said...

Basically i like fish curry.I am searching regularly new fish recipes that time i saw you recipe really like your recipe.defenetly i will try.Thank you for sharing with us.

Seafood Recipe said...

Basically i like fish recipes mostly.regularly i searched different recipes that time i saw your recipe really so nice i will defenetly try this recipe.Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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