Green Masala Fish Fry

Fish fry was definitely one the best discoveries for me in India. And this is one of my favourite masalas. It is fresh coriander based and it is very simple and quick to make. But the result is this aromatic, slightly tangy, fresh, simply delicious fish fry. My mouth is watering while just describing it to you. Adjust amount of green chilies according to your tolerance for spiciness and you can use either white vinegar or lime/lemon juice for sourness. We fried rawas this time, but any white fish will do. Serve it with either fresh salad or rice, as a starter or part of the main course. It's excellent with cold beer! =)

You will need:
~750 g of white fish
a handful of fresh coriander
1/2 medium onion
1-2 green chilies (you can remove the seeds to reduce the spiciness)
juice of one lime OR 2 tbsp of white vinegar
8-10 black pepper corns
salt to taste
oil for frying

1. Clean the fish and cut it into about 2.5 cm (1 inch) thick slices.

2. Put into a blender/food processor: onion, coriander, green chilies, pepper corns, lime juice (or vinegar) and salt to taste. Blend it till you get a smooth paste.

3. Rub the fresh masala onto both sides of the fish slices and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.

4. Heat some oil in a frying pan. It's better to used a frying pan that has a lid as the hot oil might splash while frying. Once the oil is hot and nice, put the marinated fish slices and fry for around 5 minutes. Turn the slices on the other side and fry for another 3 minutes or till the fish is fully cooked inside and the outside becomes crisp.



Tan.wiratchada said...

Oh..I love Masala, chicken, fish or mutton all my favorite...I agreed with you my mouth is watering cos of your photo also...yummm...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post, great ))