FISH MANCHURIAN


I tasted this dish for the first time in a restaurant in Chennai and wanted to try this at home ever since. Since manchurian dishes are usually deep fried, I have been putting it off for a long time (the original version of this dish is a deep-fried version where the fish sticks are coated with a cornflower batter, fried, and then mixed with the sauces).Then the idea of baking the fish and adding everything to the sauce struck me and I think it turned out pretty well. I even tried this dish with tandoori chicken and that was awesome too without the extra calories from the oil. I have used salmon here. Any types of fish works well in this dish. Even baked shrimp can also be used.

INGREDIENTS:
Salmon, around, 2-3 slices with the skin removed.
Red onion, 1.
Green, yellow, and red bell peppers, ½ of each.
Chili powder, 1-1/2 teaspoons.
Food color or paprika powder, ½ teaspoon.
Salt as per taste.
Lemon juice, 1 tablespoon.
Ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.
Garlic, 2 cloves.
Aji-No-Moto or MSG, 1/4 teaspoon, (optional).
Tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon.
Soy sauce 1 tablespoon.

PREPARATION:
Cut the salmon into bite-size pieces. Add 1 teaspoon of chili powder, paprika powder or food color, ginger-garlic paste, salt, and lemon juice to the fish and mix well. Let it marinade for 30 minutes. Arrange the salmon pieces on a baking tray and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until the fish is cooked and a brown crust is formed on top of the pieces. The fish can also be cooked in a regular flat pan or cast-iron pan with a little oil. Meanwhile cut the bell peppers and red onions into the long, thin strips and chop the garlic into very small pieces. Heat a pan with some oil. When the oil is hot enough, add the bell peppers, onions and crushed garlic and sauté everything for a minute. Then add 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder, salt, Aji-No-Moto, soy sauce, and tomato sauce and mix everything well and sauté for 5 more minutes under low flame and switch off the stove. Then add the baked salmon into the mixture and mix everything well. Garnish with spring onions on top and serve hot with fried rice or briyani.

32 comments:

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi gita,
wow...fish manchurian...u make me feel hungry:) Its sounds new to me...havent tried this....

Padma said...

Gita - Fish manchurian looks awesome...

Nandini said...

Baking those salmon pieces make the manchurian healthy. It looks marvellous and perfect!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

never tried baking the fish and then doing this... good idea...

Sarah Naveen said...

Fabulous recipe dear!!!
Love fish in any form..
Looks really yummy!!!

Pavithra said...

Looks so yummy and wish to eat if it is cauliflower since i am vegetarian I am so tempted.

Cham said...

Open the door, I am coming to ur home! I am jealous that u had this fish manch :(

Sushma Mallya said...

Its looking so nice gita...doesnt look like a fish munchurian only when i saw the pic :)...but really a nice idea of using fish this way...will surely try when i get fish next time...

Varsha Vipins said...

Yum..I tried a similar pan fried chilli fish lately n has been planning to try it since then..:)
btw,I noticed that u added 1 tsp MSG Gita.Is that safe??.I have heard that MSG is a harmful stuff n usually only a pinch is added..

Ann said...

Looks awesome Gita

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Kanchan said...

Wow, Looks great !
Had prepared a similar dish with prawns but did not bake it - shallow fried it :)

Soma said...

Looks great ...I was thinking of trying it since a long time..

Can I use any other fish other than salmon..May be Rohu ?

but am always afraid that fish might smell..I guess baking will help...sounds innovative

Priya said...

Wow Gita, am inviting myself to ur place, delicious dish dear..

Vrinda said...

Never tried manchurian with fish,lov salmon,must try..

rekhas kitchen said...

Gitaaaaaa great recipe it looks just awesome...

Simply Life said...

Yum! This looks great!

Poornima Nair said...

That looks delicious...never had fish manchurian as yet, would love to try this.

Chef Jeena said...

This looks wonderful Gita! I like that you used salmon and made it healthy. It looks amazing, wish I could taste some. :-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice different recipe....please do participate in my first cooked food event in my blog

Tina said...

Fish manchurian sounds great.Colourful and mouthwatering...

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds good to me. Good job!:)

Shwetha said...

Hi Gita,
This is my first visit here! Your fish manchurian brings back lovely memories for me.Thanks for sharing this recipe. Great job!:)

Varunavi said...

Nice recipe,never ate this.

Abhilash Pillai said...

Wow! here comes a recipe after long time...

Fish manchurian, Does it have some relationship with gobhi manchurian...

Relation through fathers home or mothers? :) kidding

This looks nice... I hope you daily prepared something or the other at your home?

I asked this question because I saw this post after a long time... :)

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Divya Vikram said...

Fish looks delicious! And you made a lovely golu!

Babli said...

Lovely preparation.I love fish and shall try your recipe. Fish manchurian looks yummy.

Nags said...

pass me the bowl! just do it!

Astra Libris said...

Such a stunningly beautiful dish! I love your method for making a healthful baked version!

*sangi* said...

Luv fish manchurian...baking fish pieces instead of deep frying is gr8 idea...will try this method next time..tnx

Viki's Kitchen said...

What a healthy manchurian ! Good innovation da.

n33ma said...

ow thats some awesome fish.The color is just right...yum.