|Fish marinating in green masala|
Pompano fish or pomfret (vaaval meen) - 1/2 kg (1 lb)
corn starch or rice flour - 1 tbsp
salt - 2 tsp
green chillies - 4
turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
cilantro - 2 handful
ginger - 1 inch
garlic - 4 cloves
black pepper - 1 tsp
cumin - 1 tsp
lemon - 1 (juice)
Oil (to deep fry) - 200 ml (1 cup)
(I used corn oil here).
Wash the fish and remove all the fins and scales by a knife.
Then slice it into thin slices (as shown in photo).
Apply little turmeric powder over the fish and keep aside.
Grind the items given without adding water. If needed add few tsp of lemon juice.
Then mix this with corn flour or corn starch.
Mix the ground masala with the powders and salt given above.
Gently rub the masala over the fish slices(dab some masala inside the fish too)and marinate for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a broad based wok .Fry the fish both sides crispy.
Fish fry is ready! Sprinkle some lemon juice all over the fried fish to jazz up the taste.
Serve as side dish with any rice. The suitable combinations are sambar rice , rasam rice or meen kulambu rice.