Recipe: "Fish Fry in Oppa Gangnam oops...Kerala style!"
Okay it is food time!!! Before we proceed to the actual content 'A word of caution'
- This recipe is not for people who are on diet.
- Who would think twice before eating a fish fry.
- Who are scared to touch even a drop of oil.
- Who HATES spicy food
- Who are really overly health conscious.
Those who falls under the above category YOU CAN READ THIS BUT DO NOT TRY THIS RECIPE AT HOME!!!
How about a bit ranting about myself before we begin?
I am just an amateur cook. To put the fact clearly, I have started cooking exactly from March 2009 on wards.
Why the date? Well after fifteen days of married life along with my in laws, in Kerala, I came to our home at Puducherry, India, on March 01 2009 (hence the date!).
The home that is away from both my and my husband's family and where we together are going to share many years of our life. So, undoubtedly, I had to learn cooking. Before our marriage I and kitchen shared a very hostile relationship. In short, I hated the kitchen more so the cooking!
Marriage is a big milestone in anyone's life, especially for a woman, who now has added responsibility of feeding her family a proper healthy food.
As a newly wedded wife there was a big problem staring at me mockingly and that was to fit in the shoes of two awesome cooks: my mom and my mom in law. If my husband's words are to be believed then I am a good cook.
Now, the point is whether he is telling the truth or his love to me is making him say these things. Well for my self confidence in cooking I have chosen to believe the former choice. Thus, I present to you our favorite dish: "Fish Fry Oppa Kerala style!" (Yes I Love the Oppa Gangnam style song!)
So Let the show begin...
- 500 gms ( 3-4 palm sized slices.) King fish or Seer fish, Clean and with bone. Although any fish an be used I am using king fish here.
- 5 table spoon Red chilli powder, Yes I like it spicy. If you prefer less then deduce the amount
- 1/4 tea spoon Turmuric powder
- 1 table spoon Cilantro dry seed powder, You can get this in the market. If you don't get it, it is okay to omit this ingredient.
- 1/2 table spoon Black Pepper powder, Preferably freshly grounded black peper powder.
- Juice of one medium sized lemon Lemon/Lime juice
- 75 ml Oil, SURPRISE!!! we are doing shallow fish fry.
- Salt to taste
- 1 small sized Onion, sliced in rings. For decorating.
- 1 small sized Lemon (optional), cut in slices.For decorating.
- Few Leaves Curry leaves(optional), For decorating
- 1 small Tomato( optional), sliced, or carved.For decorating.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl until it blends well.
- Add the lemon/lime juice and 2-3 teaspoons of oil for making it a paste.
- Add 2-3 teaspoons of water, if necessary, to get the pasty consistency.
- Marinate the fish with the prepared paste and keep it aside, covered, for about 15-20 min.
- After 20 minutes.
- Put a shallow frying pan on medium heat and add 4-5 tablespoons of oil (75ml)
- Let the oil heat for 2 minutes. Then place the marinated fishes on the hot pan.
- Cook on one side for about five minutes and then flip it over. After 5 minutes lower the flame and flip the side.
- Repeat the process till the fish is properly cooked.
Fish Fry Oppa Kerala Style!
Serve Fish Fry in Oppa Kerala Style!
Place the fish on a plate and decorate it with freshly cut Onion slices, Curry leaves, Tomato and lemon/lime slices. Serve hot.
Ok A Bit Of Nutritional information...
|Serving size: 150 gms|
|Calories from Fat||180|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 20 g||31%|
|Carbohydrates 0 g|
|Protein 25 g||50%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|