Side Dish

Kerala Fish Fry

This is a simple fish fry recipe which is very common is Kerala. Ayakkoora (Seer Fish), Avoli (Pomfret), Mackerel, Sardine etc. are usually fried in this way. While frying, other than chilli powder & turmeric no other spices will be used. I think adding some coating using corn flour or arrow root powder might help in frying fish easily without breaking. But real taste of fish comes out with this type of frying.

Seer Fish Fry

Ayakoora Fry

Ingredients
Fish (Seer Fish/Mackerel) : 500 grams
Red chilli powder : 2 teaspoons
Turmeric : 1/2 teaspoon
Water : 2 tablespoons
Salt : 1/2 teaspoon (to taste)
Curry leaves : 10-12 leaves
Oil : 4-5 tablespoons

Preparation

Step 1:
Wash and cut fish into thin pieces.

Step 2:
In a big bowl add water,chilli powder, salt and turmeric and mix well.

Step 3:
Add fish in the bowl in step 2 and apply this mixture on both sides of fish pieces. Keep it aside for 5-10 minutes

Step 4:
To Shalow fry the fish, take a tawa (notstick would be easy) and add oil. Spread curry leaves and also keep fish pieces on top of it. Keep the flame in low and wait for 10-15 min(or till it starts changing color to brown. Do not cover the tawa. Turn it and again fry in low flame for 10-15 min or till it changes the color to brown.

Keep it in a paper towel for 5 min to drain out oil and then serve

Mackerel Fry

Mackerel Fry

Sardine Fry

Mathi Fry

Sardine Fry

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