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Fish Fry

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This is a slightly elaborate yet easy recipe for a Fish Fry. It is my mother-in-laws' twist to a regular Fish Fry recipe. It is so tasty that the extra time involved is well worth the effort!
  Catfish fillets 4
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 2 Pinch
  Tomato 1
  Onion 1⁄2 Medium
  Green chillies 2 (adjust quantity as per taste)
  Cloves 4
  Cinnamon sticks 2 Medium
  Shahi jeera 2 Pinch
  Coriander powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Dhaniya)
  Garam masala powder 2 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Chilly powder To Taste
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Cilantro 1 Tablespoon (coriander, for garnish)

Cut the fish fillets into square pieces and Marinade with ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, salt and chilly powder. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Heat half cup oil in a skillet and shallow fry the fish pieces until they turn into a golden color. Remove and drain excess oil on a kitchen towel or sheet.

Grind tomato, onion, green chillies, shahijeera, cloves and cinnamon sticks into a smooth paste (masala) by adding half a cup water.

Heat a skillet and add 2 tbs oil. Add ground masala, adjust salt and chilly powder as per taste, add coriander powder and garam masala and cook on low-medium flame, stirring the mixture now and then.

Continue cooking until the water begins to evaporate and masala thickens. Now add the fried fish pieces and move them around until the masala coats the pieces on all sides.

Fry on low-medium until the masala totally coats/is absorbed by the fish pieces and acquires a brown color.

Serve Hot. Squeeze juice of lime and garnish with cilantro before serving.

Recipe Summary

Holiday, Everyday, Gourmet, Party
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 149 Calories from Fat 59

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 1.7 g8.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 50.5 mg16.8%

Sodium 283.2 mg11.8%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g1.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.9%

Sugars 2.1 g

Protein 18 g35.5%

Vitamin A 12.8% Vitamin C 30.8%

Calcium 2.9% Iron 4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Fish Fry Recipe