Spicy Whole Fish Fry
1 big fish (kendai meen/ Katla) any fish you can take 3/4 Kg approx
1 tbsp of red chilly powder
1 tbsp of turmeric powder
1 tbsp of coriander powder
1/2 tsp pepper powder
required salt and 1/2 lime
10 garlic cloves
1/2 inch ginger piece,
1 tomato and a green chilly
Took a whole fresh fish check the freshness of the fish. You can check the inside part is still fresh and reddish. Check the eyes of the fish too for freshness. The eyes must be clear not cloudy
Clean fish properly, remove the inner parts and wash well with water.
Check all the ingredients are ready.
Grind ginger garlic and green chilly in a mixie jar.
Add tomato to the mixie and make puree.
Now let us marinate the fish by adding all the masalas, first add turmeric
Add red chilly powder you can adjust spice accordingly. Add coriander powder, Add pepper powder.
Add ginger garlic and chilly paste.
Add tomato puree
Add Salt and add lime juice and mix
Mix well thoroughly by hands. Make sure the masala is all over the fish and on the cuts made on the fish. Marinate the fish in fridge for 30 mins.
After 30 mins take the fish out add around 2 tbsp of corn flour on the top of marination.
The wetness itself is enough no need to add water, spread well.
Preheat oil in a big iron kadai.
Place fish gently inside the kadai.
Fry for around 2 mins per side.
Turn the other side of the fish gently, Cook the head part of the fish properly.
Once done take the fish from kadai and place on a grill to drain oil.
Garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves on top.