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
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
Wash and cut fish into thin pieces.
In a big bowl add water,chilli powder, salt and turmeric and mix well.
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
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