Masala Fish fry

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I usually get the live tilapia fish from the Asian grocery store.Where we can select which fish we want,then they will cut it and clean it according to our choice.It will be so fresh.After we have moved to different location its very hard for me to find a new Asian/chinese grocery store.I just bought the fish from the frozen section.
I had a wonderful flasback about the fish fry..One of my neighbour in my hometown madurai gave me a fish fry to eat..I took it back to home and while I was eating.. My grandma asked me what you were eating..as she is a pure vegetarian but she knows we are carnivores..So I said I am eating plaintain fry..She asked me can I have one bite..I said ok and gave a small piece..I know its hard for her to recogonize because she had alil bad sight..You know what she replied..Wow Look how she fried like soft flower..Your mom never makes like this..I laughed immidiately and said it is fish..She was shocked and started calling all the gods name and asking sorry..She is not with me anymore..But I love her so much..
Lot of people say that fish is a sea plaintain..

You need

Fish-1 lb
Ginger& garlic paste-2 tsp
Lemon juice-2 tsp
Mint paste-1tsp
Rice flour-2tbsp
Salt
Oil-for Deep frying

To Grind:

Kashmiri chilli powder- 2-3 tbsp
Shallots/small onion- 1-2
Tomato-1/2(finely chopped)

Method

Mix the fish with all the ingridients and the grinded mixture except the oil.

Heat the oil and deep fry it..

Enjoy!!

25 comments:

  1. My God,you too priyameena..Poor Grandma..I had one pure veg friend whom my other friends used to put in situations like this..by exchanging the meat cutlets with veg..(but i used to tell him..haha..i feel guilty even now..)Finally he stopped eating with us..poor guy..
    The fish fry looks crispy and cute..I am a fish savvy you know dearie..

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  2. such a beautiful and colourful presentation Priya!

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  3. It happened to us too! My husband's colleagues came to my house and I served them lunch. One of them was vegetarian. I served them (vanjiram) fish at the end. The vegetarian guy thought it was plantain fry too! And then ha! ha! ha! xD you know the ending! BTW, fish fry looks alluring!

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  4. Yes, when we were kids, my mom doesn't cook non-veg on satur, she fry plaintain and says it is fish without bones.
    I use to gobble like anything once I hear fish! Now I barely eat fish!

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  5. Heiiii, lol...you too like me. Offering non-veg curry to pure vegetarian relatives...is the most koolest fun, I ever did!! I wait for their reply, you know...those are days!!

    Fry looks awesome.

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  6. Wow the fish fry looks spicy n delicious! And a trap for vegetarians too :)

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  7. ha ha funny flashback.
    Fish fry looks so eye catching and delicious.

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  8. Ha ha thats so so funny story priya , really enjoyed and laughed at the flash back. Some how you made ur grandma to taste it

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  9. If you have not told her it was fish , she would have enjoyed eating soft flower many more times he he...:)

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  10. I can imagine your grandmothers faces.
    Fried fish looks really yumm :-)

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  11. Great story and poor grandma! Lovely recipe dear.

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  12. Looks yum...love the colour and nice pic

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  13. Changing location will mostly not affect anything else, like frenz we can still keep in touch and meet them here and there... But for once I fell that food is one thats affected majorly... Fry looks very colorful and tempting...

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  14. Thanks everybody for your wonderfulcomments..

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  15. Wow..! Oooo am drooling over the fish Priya! Send me a parcel know??! First time here, you have a lovely place! Do check mine..!:)

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  16. fish fry looks delicious...very good recipe!
    you have a nice blog!

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  17. Fry looks delicious...mint in fish fry is new to me. Poor Grandma!!!

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  18. I can smell madurai kaimanam.Fry looks spicy and delicious.

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  19. hmmmmm..no words to say..just awesome!!

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  20. looks really good and very inviting! it was funny to read your grandma story.. Nice to know you are from Madurai too!

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  22. nice presentation..first time here..good to see a blog with madurai style cooking..looking forward for yummy madurai dishes:)

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  23. colorful presentation dear.......and poor granny!!!!

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