Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tawa Masala Fish

This recipe is called Tawa Masala Fish beause the fillets are marinated in a variety of spices (masala) and fried on a Tawa (Skillet). I had this dish at one of my friends place. In one sentence I can describe this fish recipe as "Simple and Delicious".
I am sure all of you will also like this dish as much as I did.
Preparation Time - 30 minutes
Fish - 2 big fillets of Tilapia
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Corriander Powder - 1 tsp
Gram Flour - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Method of Preparation
1 Wash the fish fillets under running water and pat dry with a paper towel.
2 Cut the fillets into medium size pieces
3 Sprinkle salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, corriander powder on the fillets and rub them properly.
4 Next add the lemon juice, ginger garlic paste and rub on the fillets to marinate.
5.Keep the marinatd fish fillets aside for 20 - 30 minutes.
6. Now sprikle the gram flour on the fishes and rub it on the fillets. This acts as a binding agent and will not allow the spices to fall off the fish while frying, so that all the flavors remain intact.
7. Take an iron tawa ( nonstick pan is also good ) and pour some oil on it. Once the oil is properly heated, put the marinated fishes to fry. Fry equally on both the sides till golden brown for a crisp texture.
Once everything is fried, remove to a serving dish and garnish with corriander leaves, onions and lemon.
Serving Tips
If you serve it as a starter, cut thin slices on onion and sprinkle some chat masala on it along with few drops of lemon juice.
Also add it as a side dish with rice/ pulao/ jeera rice etc.
Make sure that the oil is properly heated before you fry, else the fish may break while turning it.
Instead of Tilapia fillets, try with Salmon fillets or any other fish.
You can also marinate with store bought fish masala instead of individual spices.
Other Names
Gram Four - Besan


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