For those who are on a diet and for seafood lovers, this grilled fish is simply perfect. Usually the entire fish is grilled and served along with some salad or with a main meal. I have used pomfret fish here and it can be substituted with any other fish… Why not try this recipe to enjoy a soft, healthy and a yummy seafood?
- 1 large Pomfret, cut into pieces
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
Grind for the marinade:
- 1 1/2 tsp red pepper powder
- 2 cloves of Garlic
- 1 tsp Coriander seeds
- 15 ml Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp Amchur powder
- 2 tsp Lemon juice
- a pinch of Fenugreek seeds
- 8 gms Ginger
For the seasoning:
- 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
- 2 tbsp Amchur powder
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- Salt to taste
1. Wash and dry the fish.
2. Make slits all over. Rub in the lemon juice and salt.
3. Keep aside for an hour.
4. Rub the marinade paste into the fish pieces and marinate for 2 hours.
5. Grill in an oven for 10-15 minutes. If you dont have an oven, you may grill it on a pan sprayed with lil oil.
6. Season and serve hot with chopped onions and slit green chillies.
This is one of our traditional way of cooking fish with grinded raw coconut and it’s often called “Pachai Thengai Curry”. Since Kaniyakumari district is located in the border of kerala (South India), you will find that most of their cooking style is similar to kerala cuisine….
Coconut and Kerala goes hand in hand and Coconuts are used extensively in the delicious cuisine of this state. Mallus eat a lot of fish and so are the kaniyakumari dist people… this is one of our fish preparation where the spices are grounded with fresh coconut & cooked with fish and seasoned with curry leaves. If prepared in coconut oil, it gives a nice flavor and aroma..
- Raw mango – 1 (large sized, sliced into pieces)
- Green chillies – 4, medium sized, slit
- Salt as per taste
- Fish – 500 gms, cut into big pieces
Grind into a smooth paste:
- Tamarind – 1 (marble sized)
- Onion- 1 , chopped
- Chilli powder – 1-2 tsp
- Coconut – 1 cupTurmeric powder – ½ tsp
- Aniseeds – 1 tsp
- Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp
- Mustard seeds
- Curry leaves
- Oil – 1 tbsp
Grind the ingredients mentioned under grinding into a smooth paste. Add the slit green chilies to it. In a pan, season oil with the seeds. Put in the cleaned curry leaves. Add the grounded mixture and allow it to boil for sometime. Add the fish pieces, salt and cook till it’s done….In 10 mts flat, this simple fish curry will be ready and you can serve it hot with rice. Raw mango/drumsticks can be added to this curry according to one’s preference..
Prawns – 1/2 kg (cleaned)
Onions (finely chopped)
Tomato (finely chopped)
Red chillies – 2
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp
Chilli Powder – 2 tbsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tbsp
When the oil in the pan is hot, put mustard seeds and red chillies. When it splutters, put onions and saute it till it becomes golden brown.
Then add tomato and wait till it is cooked well and smashed in oil.
Add prawns and saute for a while. After 5 minutes add ginger garlic paste and saute continuously for 5 more minutes.
Add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder mix well and add 1/2 glass of water and stir. Wait till the water is evaporated and the oil separates from the dish.
Decorate it with finely chopped coriander leaves.
Delicious spicy prawns is ready now and you can serve it with Plain Rice and Sambar.
Again coming up with a dish from my favourite Chinese Cuisine…. Hmmm, this is one of my easy/hate-to-cook recipes ie when i have no mood to cook on a lazy holiday afternoon yet i need to make some spl stuff, then chinese cuisine is my choice..moreover it gives dual advantage……………..”Tasty” and “Takes Less time”
You could quickly make this along with a Veg Pulao / Fried Rice to enjoy a perfect and a tasty holiday lunch…takes around 30 mts if the fish is handy…Ok…Now let’s get into this recipe.
- Any Fish (I used Baracuda)
- Soy Sauce
- Ginger cut into small pieces
- Garlic cut into small pieces
- Onion cut into small pieces
- All purpose flour
- Egg – 1
- Bell pepper – 1 cut into small pieces
- Chilli powder, salt, black pepper to taste
1) Mix the all purpose flour, beaten egg, ginger garlic paste, salt,
chilli powder to make a paste.
2) Add the fish to the paste and deep fry the fish. If you have enuf time, you can keep it marinated for 1 hr.
4) Heat a little oil in a pan and fry the onions, bell pepper, ginger
and garlic pieces.
5) Add the soy sauce and let it boil.
6) Add the fried fish pieces to the boiling mixture. Add cornflour mixed in water to the above mixture to get a gravy consistency. Finally add some chopped spring onions.