FISH FRY WITH FRIED ONIONS


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.

INGREDIENTS

  • 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.

36 comments:

Animisha said...

Fried oninons?
Woow, Thats a great idea of adding more flavor to a recipe.
This will give more crunchiness than bread crumbs.
Wanna try this at my home gita.
But not lucky enough to cook N-Veg at my home.
Am gonna try this for the B day party of shilpa at her home.
Thank you for the recipe

Malar Gandhi said...

Thats an interesting variation, GIta...loved the idea of fried onions, kool:)

Kalai said...

Wow Gita..looks delicious..adding fried onion paste is a nice idea and new to me! Will try this soon and let u know!
And I liked ur healthy n fitness tip:)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Yummy looking fish fry . Looking so crispy . Using fried onion paste is a great tip for me. Being a Bong i just luv fish.
Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

Cham said...

I also cannot stay without seafood but now i do rarely... U make me crave for this vanjannai fry!

Devasena Hariharan said...

Looks tempting di!

அண்ணாமலையான் said...

gud and tasty one

Shama Nagarajan said...

i too love fish a lot dear..u r tempting me with that fry....nice variation from usual fry...yummy yummy

Nandini said...

Fish with fried onions! Slurp! I'm drooling over the sight!

PALATABLE said...

This is something different, looks yummy shall give it a try.

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Vrinda said...

Gr8 recipe and very unique..looks too good

Sushma Mallya said...

Interesting version,loved it gita...looks so crispy and spicy..just so yum

Siddhi S said...

wow gita nice fish fry...loved the idea of suing fried onion...good recipe

AdukalaVishesham said...

wow fried onions...hmm an interesting marinade for fish fry... and that fish fry looks so yummy...

Viki's Kitchen said...

Lovely fish fry Gita. I like your masala combo for this very much. Very nice picture dear.

Gulmohar said...

That's quite interesting..never thought of frying fih like this..yummm

Kanchan said...

Never used fried onions in the marination ! Loved your innovation :)

Chitra said...

Looks nice .. but iam a vegetarian :) I love th veg fried rice..will try for sure..

Tina said...

Nice version dear...Looks so tempting and delicious...

Priya said...

Fish fry looks fantastic Gita, truly very flavourful and unique fish fry to try immediately..Will try soon..

Akal's Saappadu said...

vatha kzumbu, rasam, bhaji and fried fish, mmmm, that's a nice feast!!!!

the recipe sounds great with the fried onions, thank you for the recipe!!!

Aparna said...

luks yummy & delicious :)

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!!!! My fav!!! Looks superb dea..!!!
Fried onion paste is a new idea for me..Gotta try this soon..My DH cant live without fish even a day ;)

Yasmeen said...

Perfect for a snowy cold day :D

shahana said...

Ur method is new to me.Thanks for sahring

Simi Mathew said...

This looks so picture perfect :)
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Rahin said...

that must be delicious , adding fried onions, looks gorgeous

Abhilash Pillai said...

The fish fry looks delicious. I am missing all these dishes after I left home.

I do not have a frying pan. I will have to purchase a new one. The new house requires a lot of purchase for cooking.

Akal's Saappadu said...

and please collect your award dear !!

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

I like this recipe.
It looks delicious.
See soon

Happy Cook said...

I love fried fish like this, .

Padma said...

Gita - I have some awards for you at http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/02/sweet-potato-paratha.html

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I have never tried fried onions from shops shall look for it or I shall try to make it myself... Sounds like a very nice dish, so tempting...

Babli said...

Fish fry looks delicious and tempting. I liked the combination of fish fry with onions.

SriLekha said...

wow! that's looking yummy!

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SriLekha said...

wow! that's look delicious!

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