We are having a heavy snowfall here, so we are stuck in the house for the weekend, of course, what an ideal day for fried foods. I prepared some onions bajjis with vatha kzumbu and rasam for the both of us and a fish fry just for me (I love cooking seafood for me all the time, just cannot stay from eating fish :). I had some fried onions brought recently from our nearby Indian stores, so instead of the regular fish fry I make, I substituted these fried onions with the small onions. I am glad I tried this…it was very crispy and tasty. I used fewer amounts of fried onions doubting whether it would give a bitter taste when fried but this was the correct amount. The masala consistency was just correct to form a coating over the fish. Maybe next time, I can try adding more onions. If any of have already tried this, please give me your suggestions and ideas friends.
- Any type of fish slices or steaks, 2 (I have used 2 big salmon steaks here).
- Fried onions, ¼ cup. (I used the regular pack of fried onions, which is used as a topping in briyani).
- Garlic, 1 clove.
- Chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon
- Coriander powder, 1 teaspoon.
- Salt as per taste.
- Peppercorn, 1/2 teaspoon.
- Turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon.
PREPARATION: Clean the fish and cut into thick slices or steaks. Grind the fried onion, garlic, 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 to an hour inside the refrigerator. Heat a nonstick pan with some oil. When the oil starts to smoke add the fish steaks 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.