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Chettinad Meen Varuval (Chettinad Fish Fry)

 

 

My search for a ‘different type’ of fish fry recipe led me to this one. The ingredients looked so interesting that I decided to double the amount. I took half the masala and stored the remaining masala in an airtight container in the freezer. My parents were also with us to taste this new recipe and all of us loved it. A recipe for keeps. 🙂

 

 

Chettinad Meen Varuval (Chettinad Fish Fry)

Source: NDTV Cooks

Chettinad Meen Varuval (Chettinad Fish Fry)

My search for a 'different type' of fish fry recipe led me to this one. The ingredients looked so interesting that I decided to double the amount. I took half the masala and stored the remaining masala in an airtight container in the freezer. My parents were also with us to taste this new recipe and

Ingredients
  

  • 250 gms Fish steaks

For the Marination

  • 9 - 10 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Water (or more)
  • 1/2 Tomato Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder powder
  • 2 teaspoons Tamarind paste

To be Roasted

  • 7 - 8 cloves Garlic cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoons Mustard seeds

Instructions
 

  • Dry roast the garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, mustard seeds and curry leaves till aroma wafts in the air and the spices turn a shade darker.
  • Switch off heat and allow to cool.
  • Grind the roasted spices along with chopped tomato, turmeric powder, red chili powder, water, oil, tamarind paste and salt, to a smooth paste.
  • Apply this masala onto the fish steaks well.
  • Marinate for at least 30 minutes.The more you marinate, the better.
  • Heat a pan.Add enough oil for shallow frying.
  • Fry the fish steaks till done on both sides.
  • Serve hot.

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