Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fried fish in coconut milk

This recipe is made in two steps,
1.Making fish fry. 
2. Making gravy.

For gravy
Coconut milk : 1 tin or milk of one full coconut.
Pepper powder: 1tsp.
Turmeric powder : 1 tsp.
Chilli powder      :  2-3 tsp ( more if you want  to make it spicy)
Onion  : 2 medium sized
Tomato  :  1 medium sized.
Green chillies : 2 cut into slits ( for taste  optional)
Tamarind pulp  :  2tsp  .... ( More if you like tangy like me).
Coconut oil     :    2 tbsp.

1. Making fish fry follow the following link:
Only the thing to be kept in mind is to remove the center bone so that we get 4 equal piece before frying.
Shallow fry the fish on tawa using coconut oil, donot deep fry in oil. 
Use only fish like Surmai ( King fish), Halwa (Black pomfret), White pomfret cut into slices.

2.To make the gravy
  • Add coconut milk,pepper powder, turmeric powder, chillie powder, 1/2 tsp salt mix well . ----(1) ***Add less salt as the salt is already been applied to fish. Later the salt can be adjusted.
  • Heat  2 tbsp of coconut oil in a large pan, add chopped onions saute till the color of onions change to light brown, Now add tomato and green chillies( optional), saute for a minute . Now add the above paste (1), add a cup water, tamarind pulp adjust for salt.  Let the gravy simmer. 
  • While the gravy is simmering, add hot fried fish fry directly from the tawa . Let all the fish fry soak the gravy.
  • Serve with white rice and cucumber salad.