Thursday, 18 February 2010

Kerala Fish fry

A typical kerala diet is rice and fish ofcourz!! For all the fish lovers this is the simplest marinade for a typical kerala fish fry. You can also grill this with the same marinade and its an amazing combination with hot steaming rice and sambar! I have used mackeral ( aila ) fish for this recepie.


  • 3 Fish fillets / full fish cleaned
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper powder
  • 2 -3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 4 -5 curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 3tbsp oil
  • 2-3 tbsp water for paste
  • Clean the fish and make slits on both the sides
  • Take a bowl and mix together all the above ingredients and keep for marination for an hour
  • In a non stick frying pan take 3 tbsp oil and fry them on medium heat till both sides are done well , alternatively if you can also grill it without oil.

Bread Cutlet

Ever wondered what magic you can do with leftover foods.One, you will save money and second its a small step towards stopping wastage of food.Imagine throwing away food, its like throwing away cash into the trash! .. hmmm that rhymes... :)

It also reminds me of an episode in ' Everybody Loves Raymond' ... well a small amount of humour does no harm right? Anyways i think we should get back to our reciepe , or else ill keep on talking. Back in India, my mom used to make Bread cutlets whenever we had bread loaf remaining. So here it is bread cutlets in my version.

Ingredients :
  • Bread 6 slices
  • Boiled and peeled potato - 1
  • Sweet Corn - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 1
  • Ginger-Garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
  • Chilly Powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for shallow fry
Method :

  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan. To this add finely chopped onions and ginger garlic paste.
  • Once the onion is softened add the chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder to the pan. Stir well and then add the boiled and peeled potato to this. ( make sure the potato is mashed well before adding to the pan)
  • To this add the sweet corn and cook for 3- 4 mins with lid closed.
  • Open and the add garam masala and coriander leaves and salt to taste.
  • Take all this contents into a mixing bowl and allow to cool for half an hour.
  • Take bread slices one at a time and dip it in water - room temperature (Some prefer to remove the dark brown edges from the bread , but i prefer to keep it, also no wastage) Squeeze the water from it. Follow the same procedure for all the slices.
  • Now in the mixing bowl mix together all the contents with the squeezed bread and knead well.
  • Shape them into cutlets and shallow fry them.
Serve them with sauce or just like that! Enjoy