Malabar style Pan Fried / Tawa Fried Fish (A delicious and crispy fish fry. Best with rice / fish curry ..)
8 thin fish slices / 350 - 400 g (pomfret / Aavoli / nemmeen (seer fish) or any good quality fish
4 tablespoon oil
For the paste:
1 tablespoon red chilli powder
½ teaspoon pepper powder
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoon thick ginger – garlic paste
1 tablespoon vinegar or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Make a fine and thick paste of above ingredients in a small mixer bowl. Do not add water.
Wash and clean fish pieces. Drain out water completely. Wipe each fish piece with a kitchen towel.
In a bowl, apply this paste evenly on both the sides of each fish pieces. Cover and keep aside for one hour.
Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a flat non stick frying pan on medium heat. Arrange marinated fish pieces and fry on a medium to low heat until golden color and crisp on both the sides. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoon oil when turning other side. Serve with rice / fish curry / boiled tapioca or with challas ( fresh onion salad), lemon wedges ..
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