Oct 20, 2011

Malvani Fish Fry

Malvani Fish Fry

Makes: 6
Serves: 2 - 3

You will need

6 pomfret slices (net weight 250 g)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1 cup (100 g) rice flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
200 ml oil for frying

For the marinade (2nd marinade)

1 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon thick tamarind paste
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoons thick ginger - garlic paste (fresh and homemade)

Mix above ingredients together and make a smooth paste.


Wash and clean fish pieces. Drain out water thoroughly. Wipe each fish pieces with a kitchen towel. Apply lemon juice and salt (1 st marinade) and keep aside for 15 minutes.

Apply 2nd marinade evenly on each fish pieces and keep aside for 1 hour.

Mix rice flour with chopped coriander leaves and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Dip each marinated fish pieces over rice flour - coriander mix and coat well evenly. Keep aside for 15 minutes.

Heat oil in a frying pan. Reduce heat to medium and deep fry fish pieces till golden brown color and crisp on both the sides (3 fish pieces at a time).

Drain and place on kitchen towel to absorb extra oil.

Serve with Rice or Green chutney as a snack.

Green Chutney

Serves: 2 - 3


1 cup ( 200 g ) chopped coriander leaves ( or 150 g coriander leaves and 50 g mint leaves - wash mint and coriander leaves and drain out water thoroughly )

1 onion, chopped

2 teaspoon lemon juice

2 green chillies

1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )

1/2 teaspoon sugar ( or to taste )

1/2 - inch piece ginger


Make a thick paste of above ingredients in a mixer with very little water. If you need thick chutney, do not add more water during grinding ( or you can adjust the consistency with 2 - 3 tablespoon water ). Serve with  fish fry.


Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy fish fry...crisp..

Poornima Nair said...

Soo tempting...looks great!

beingFab said...

Gotta try this one out!!

Anonymous said...

turns out great, thanks a bunch