Hubby loves fish a lot, I make it atleast twice somedays even 4 times a week. He loves anything fishy, but i enjoy eating only fish fry. For me they taste better than fish kuzhambu..You can see quite a few fried fish recipe in this blog..I have anchovies fry, sardine fry, kerala style fish fry, spicy fish fry, fish masala fry, and meen pollichathu..
Very recently hubby bought this ayala meen / mackerel fish. I loved them so much, they are actually bigger than sardine / chala and is so tasty. I have already posted a ayala meen kuzhambu and this one is my latest favourite..I hope it will be your favourite too, you can try this with any of your favourite fish..
Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 5 to 8 mins
Marinating Time: 30 mins
Serves : 4 to 5
Ayala Meen / Mackerel - 15 (You can use any fish)
Curry Leaves - 2 handful
Ginger - 2 cm piece
Garlic - 4 fat cloves
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn or to taste
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Mall Podi - 1 tblspn
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice - 1 tblspn
Coconut Oil - 1/4 cup
Clean Ayala fish and make deep slits on both sides.
Take all the ingredients except oil and fish in a blender and make it into a fine puree. Once it is nicely blended, taste it to see whether salt and spices are enough. If not add more chilli powder, salt or lemon juice.
Take this in a bowl.
Apply this all over the fish into the slit too.
Marinate this for 30 mins.
Heat coconut oil in a frying pan, add the ayala fish in oil and fry till golden on both sides.
Drain and serve with lemon slices..
|Take your ingredients|
|Clean ayala fish|
|Take good amount of curry leaves in a mixer|
|Add in ginger and garlic|
|add in chilli powder and turmeric powder|
|add some coriander powder|
|add in garam masala powder and pepper powder|
|add some salt|
|add little water and make it into a fine paste|
|take it in a bowl|
|add in lemon juice|
|apply this all over the fish|
|add some coconut oil in a frying pan|
|drop the fish|
|fry till golden on both sides|
|serve with lemon slices.|