Sunday, 25 November 2007

Meen Varuval (Spicy fried fish)


It is Fish time again. My family especially my son can’t get enough of fish. This is a pan fried recipe. The fish could also be deep fried, but pan frying saves a bit of oil and so I prefer it. The marinade is very simple and the marinating time required is also only about an hour.

  • Coriander powder – 2 Tbsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 Tbsp
  • Fennel powder – 1 Tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt as required
  • Lemon juice – 1 Tbsp
  • Fish steaks – 4 medium size or 2 large ones.
  • Oil

Mix all the ingredients and make a paste with some water. Rub the paste on the fish and leave it to marinate for at least an hour. Heat a pan and pour about 5 Tbsp of oil. When the oil is hot add the fish steaks and fry them 5 minutes on each side. If the steak is thick the fish may need more time to cook. The fish goes very well as a side dish with many rice dishes. I made it with King Fish steak. But any firm fish will suit the recipe.

7 comments:

KayKat said...

I'm relatively new to seafood and haven't quite tried out desi fish recipes as yet - this looks pretty tasty and simple. Thanks!

Nags said...

i love fried fish :) this is a great recipe!

Padmaja said...

I love fried fish and that one amazing recipe your've got!!

remya said...

i'm seafood lover...luv this fried fish ....simple n tasty...urs looks delicious...

Swaroopa said...

i was lookin for a fish fry recipe today.... glad i came across urs.. will try it for supper tonight.. thanx 4 sharing.

Devi said...

Thank you girls for all the comments. It really feels good to read your comments. I checked out all your blogs and you have great blogs, such diversity and so many recipes. Now I will have to fisd the time to try them all.

Rajarajan said...

HI, Am Rajan from New Jersey. after several days of starving I decided to cook today. Am gonna cook Meen Varuval. I found this link on the internet. Just felt like eating good home cooked food today. Will post after I eat the varuval, hope it comes out OK.