Sunday, 8 November 2015

King fish fry (Chettinad Style) /வஞ்சிரம் மீன் வறுவல்

king fish pieces- 1 kg
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
to paste: 
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
chilli powder - 3 tsp
pepper, cumin and fennel powder- each 1 tsp
shallots - 6
curry leaves - 1 arc
tamarind water or lime juice - 2 tbsp

(adding besan flour or rice flour 2 tsp is optional)
red food colour - small pinch
salt - to taste
Oil to shallow or deep fry

Steps to follow:
Rinse the fish pieces 2-3 times thoroughly and finally mix with salt and turmeric powder and rinse again then drain it.
Grind all the ingredients to fine paste.
Transfer the paste to a bowl add rice flour(optional), pinch red colour and mix well if need add little water. Check salt.
Marinate the fish pieces with all the masala. leave for 1-2 hour.
Heat oil in a pan, deep or shallow fry the fish pieces.Drain and keep in the paper towel.
Chettinad style king fish fry is ready to serve.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Kachumber /Cuchumber

A fresh easy salad recipe:
tomatoes - 2 (large)
red onion - 2 (medium)
cucumber - 1
lime - small -1
capsicum - 1 (optional)
green chilli - 1
chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
pepper - little (optional)
salt to taste.

Steps to follow:
Chop all the veggies into small equal size pieces or equal size stripes. Transfer to a bowl.
Add lime juice, salt and pepper to taste.Mix well.
Serve with grill chicken or grilled fish or simply eat.