Category Archives: FISH AND SEA FOOD

FISH CUTLETS

FISH CUTLETS

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Ingredients

3 boiled potatoes mash well

1 cup of boiled fish without bones

2 onions minced well

2 green chilies minced

1-teaspoon pepper powder

1 teaspoon mint powder or chopped fresh mint

1 egg beaten well

3 tablespoons breadcrumbs

3 tablespoons oil

Salt to taste

Mix the fish together with the potatoes, onions, green chilies, pepper powder, salt and mint. Form into cutlets. Heat oil in a pan. When hot dip each cutlet into the beaten egg, roll into the breadcrumbs and shallow fry on low heat on both sides till brown. Serve with chips or fried potatoes.

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MACKEREL FISH CURRY

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Mackerel Fish Curry
Ingredients
6 medium size mackerels cleaned and cut down the stomach
2 big onions chopped finely
2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste
1 cup thick coconut milk
3 teaspoons chillie powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
2 teaspoons coriander powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons oil
Keep the mackerels whole or cut them in half. Clean the mackerels well and fry each one lightly with a pinch of turmeric to make it firm. Keep aside.
Heat the oil in a shallow vessel and fry the  onions till golden brown. Add the ginger and garlic paste, chillie powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and a little water and fry well for some time.  Add the Coconut Milk, salt, and a little more water and bring to boil. Add the mackerels and cook for about 6 to 7 minutes.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and slit green chilies
Serve with Rice or chapattis.

PRAWN VINDALOO

 

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Serves 6           Time required: 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 kg fresh Shrimps or Prawns shelled and de-veined

2 medium sized onions chopped

2 teaspoons chillie powder

2 teaspoons cumin powder

½ teaspoon pepper powder

2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste

3 tablespoons vinegar

Salt to taste

2 potatoes boiled, peeled and cut into quarters

3 tablespoons oil

 

Wash and de-vein the prawns well and keep aside.  Heat oil in a pan and add the onions and fry till light brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté for a while.  Add the chillie powder, cumin powder, pepper powder, Vinegar and salt and fry for some time till the oil separates from the mixture. Now add the prawns and mix well.  Add a little more water and cook till the gravy is slightly thick and the prawns are cooked. Mix in the boiled potatoes. Simmer for 2 minutes then remove from heat. Serve with steamed rice or any Indian Bread

FISH PADDA (FISH PICKLE)

 

Fish Padda

FISH PADDA (Fish Pickle)

Ingredients

500 grams sardines or small mackerels or any other small fish cut into fairly big pieces

3 tablespoons chopped garlic

2 tablespoons chopped ginger

3 tablespoons chillie powder

2 teaspoons garlic paste

1 tablespoon cumin powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon mustard powder

2 teacups vinegar

20 or 25 curry leaves

½ liter sesame oil or mustard oil

Salt to taste

Marinate the fish with turmeric powder & salt for half an hour. Fry the fish lightly in either sesame oil or mustard oil, for 5-8 minutes. It should only be slightly crisp. Remove & keep aside.

In the same oil add the curry leaves, chopped ginger and garlic and fry for a few minutes. Mix in the garlic paste, chillie powder, cumin powder, mustard powder and salt and fry with a little vinegar till the oil separates from the mixtures and gives out a nice aroma. Add the rest of the vinegar and the fried fish and mix well . Simmer for 2 more minutes then take down.

Cool and store in bottles. This pickle will last for about 6 months if stored in the fridge.

 Note; Instead of fresh fish, Salt fish can be used instead.

SIMPLE FISH CURRY IN COCONUT MILK

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SIMPLE FISH CURRY IN COCONUT MILK
Ingredients
1 kg of any good fleshy fish such as Pomfret, Seer, Mullet or Salmon cut into thick fillets
2 big onions chopped finely
3 green chilies sliced lengthwise
2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste
1cup thick coconut milk
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
3 tablespoons oil
Salt to taste
½ cup tamarind water from a small ball of tamarind
2 teaspoons chillie powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
2 sprigs curry leaves
 
Clean and cut the fish into thick slices.
Heat oil in a pan and add the curry leaves and onions and sauté for a few minutes. Add the ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, chillie powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, and tamarind water and fry for 2 or 3 minutes. Add the coconut milk, salt and slit green chillies and a little more water if more gravy is required and bring to boil. Add the fish. Cook on low heat for about 7 to 8 minutes till the fish is cooked. Pour a tablespoon of oil on top then remove from heat. Shake the pan so that the oil coats the top evenly.
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