FISH FRY – MY GRANDMA’S METHOD


FISH FRY – MY GRANDMA’S METHOD
This is the method which my grandmother uses when she fries fish. This is an all-time favorite in our home. There is something in the way in which she cooks everything that I never get “that” taste of grandma’s cooking though I use the same ingredient. Nothing can beat that taste. I think that many of you will agree with me. I have used salmon here. Salmon is loaded with god fats. Eating salmon at least twice a week helps increase the HDLs which are the good fats and in turn it reduces the triglycerides. People with heart disease should try to have salmon often. I don’t think salmon is available in India. I tried to search for its Tamil name but couldn’t get it.
In this fish fry, I have grounded some of the ingredients and used it as a rub for the fish. Though this takes some time than regular fish fry, the taste is worth all the trouble.

INGREDIENTS
Fish slices like tilapia or salmon 4-5 (or any kind of fish slices)
Red onion, medium sized, 1
Garlic, 2 cloves
Chili powder, 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder, 2 teaspoons
Salt as per taste
Peppercorn, 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon.
Cumin sseds, ¼ teaspoon.

DIRECTIONS
Clean the fish and cut into thick slices. Dice the onion into the big cubes and peel the garlic. Grind the onion, garlic, cumin seeds, and peppercorns into a smooth paste. Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric, and salt to the ground paste and mix everything well. Spread the paste on both sides of the fish slices and let them marinade for half-an-hour. Heat a skillet with some oil. When the oil starts to smoke add the fish slices one by one. Flip the slices after 5-10 minutes depending on the fish used and cook the other side for a few more minutes. Serve hot fish with rice.

VARIATIONS:
Instead of onion and garlic, 3 tablespoons of onion powder and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder can be used along with pepper powder if the grinding part needs to be omitted.

19 comments:

Sanghi said...

Mmm.. Reminds me of my grandma's fish fry. Thanks for the recipe gita. Also, check out my blog and give me ur comments and suggestions. Want to tag you!

SriLekha said...

wow! that looks so delicious and mouthwatering!

Shama Nagarajan said...

hai gita...love fish......delicious

n33ma said...

Very delicious looking fish.My grandmom too cooks so well,just about anything and everything is perfect.

Purva Desai said...

It looks smoky and juicy.....

Malar Gandhi said...

I luv Salmon & you are right....we don't have them there in India. Its rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Salmons are yummiest fish in the world....the rub you gave them...is too good, spicy and makes my senses go crazy.

Priya said...

Wow delicious...nice to learn ur grandma's method...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Iam drooling over.

Astra Libris said...

Your fish fry is so beautifully flavorful! It's always so special to carry on a the tradition of a family recipe, too...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

great, you have given me another option of making this suji roti... shud try the sweet version too. will let u know once i try..

Adlak's tiny world said...

Since i am vegetarian i cant try this but y dont i cmmnt it. It looks like more or less valakai bajji(plantain bajji)Ha ha ha....
Grandmas and ammas are always having spl hand taste. We cant beat them. Am i not right dear..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Even i am a vegetarian,but i can replace with plantain:)

Viki Xavier. said...

Love that fry. Its true grinding the ingredients always enhance the flavor. Nice recipe. Noted it to improve my fish fry.

B's nook said...

we get indian salmon in india...its called kaalaa meen ...

B's nook said...

we get indian salmon in india...its called kaalaa meen ...

Kalai said...

This is almost the same way that I make fish fry. Looks delicious!! :)

Seena said...

Grandma's recipes will always be hit.. :)

Doli said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! The salmon fish tasted so awesome! I was hesitant when I saw onion and garlic but did it anyway and it came out superb!

Akal's Saappadu said...

grandmas -udaya kai manamey thani special dhan, right? adding onions and garlic adds some extratastiness to the fish too, they look absolutely delicious!!!