Monday, January 16, 2012

Chilly Fish

Ingredients: (Preparation time 30-45 min)

-----for frying fish
  • Fish fillets-3 (I used tilapia)
  • Chilly powder-1/2 tsp
  • All purpose flour-3 tsp
  • Soy sauce-1 tsp
  • Egg-1
  • Salt
------for gravy
  1. Onion-2, diced
  2. Bell pepper-1, diced
  3. Garlic-t tsp, finelly chopped
  4. Ginger-1/2 tsp, finely chopped
  5. Green chilly-2, sliced lengthwise
  6. Chilly powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Black pepper powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Soy sauce-3 tsp
  9. Tomato Ketchup- 2 tsp
  10. Vinegar-1 tsp
  11. All purpose flour(1/2 tsp) dissolved in 1 tbsp of water
  12. Salt
  13. Paprika powder-1/2 tsp (for color)
  14. Spring onions-1/4 cup, chopped(for garnishing)
Cut fish into medium sized pieces.
Mix together chilly powder, flour, salt and make a thick batter with soy sauce and beaten egg (you may add roughly 1/2 of one beaten egg).Coat the fish pieces with this batter and shallow fry both sides in a wide pan (take care not to overcrowd). Once it is cooked removed pieces, add more oil and add chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for 5 min and add onions. When onions are transparent stir in bell peppers and add fried fish followed by the remaining ingredients (6-13). Cover it and cook 5 more min. Open the lid stir carefully til the gravy is dry. Garnish with chopped spring onions.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Chicken Fry...Thattukada style

  1. Chicken thighs-2
  2. Kashmiri red chilli powder-1.5 tsp
  3. Coriander powder-1 tsp
  4. Chicken masala powder-3/4 tsp
  5. Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
  6. Black pepper powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Ginger garlic paste- 1.5 tsp (or crushed ginger and garlic)
  9. Rice flour-1tsp
  10. Salt
  11. Lemon juice
  12. Oil for frying
  13. Green chillies-3, sliced legthwise
  14. Curry leaves-2 sprigs
  15. Onion-1, thinly sliced

    Clean chicken and make few gashes. Make a paste of the ingredients 2-10 in lemon juice and marinate the chicken pieces for 2 hours. Deep fry in oil until the sides are reddish brown. Remove the pieces from oil and keep in a paper towel to absorb excess oil. Fry  green chillies and curry leaves followed by onions in the remaining oil. Garnish with onion/lemon wedges and serve with fried green chillies, curry leaves and onions.

    Sunday, January 1, 2012

    Fried Tilapia

    Tilapia fillets-2
    Chilly powder-1 tsp
    Black pepper powder-1/2 tsp
    Ginger garlic paste-1/2 tsp
    Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
    Oil for frying

    Cut the fish fillet into medium pieces. Make a paste of all the ingredients in water and marinate the fish for 30 min. Fry both sides in oil until the pieces became light brown color. Serve with rice.