Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Simple Fish Fry

Normally we use King fish for fries, but this time we tried Sheela or Seela. This is how is called in Tamil, I thought this is referred as Barracuda, when I looked up google, what came was a very ferocious one than the meek one I saw in my Kitchen the other day. So I guess I got to settle with just sheela for now. This is a long and slender fish and I heard Amma saying that this is river fish not really sure. English name for this fish is most welcome. Next time I make this, I will take a photo for reference - there my conscience is clear, I guess I can go ahead with what we did to the poor fish.

Once upon a time when I used to eat non veg, fish fry was my favorite. Karalites get their beautiful hair and eye lashes because of fish consumption. Fish in general is very good for health...well that's what makes me force my daughter eat it at very chance. But its a big task making her eat what with the bones. When we cook King fish there is not much hassle, got to know that Sheela was tastier that that.

For this I chose just simple ingredients,

Ingredients needed

Sheela fish - 1/2 kg
Chilli powder - 3 tsp
Turmeric pw - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon (optional)
Oil for frying

Method to prepare:

Clean the fish and make slits on the fish.

Apply chili powder, turmeric pw, salt. Sprinkle lemon juice if required. Keep aside for 10 mins.

Heat oil and deep fry the fish one by one. If you want the fish to be long and not cut in middle, shallow fry in a pan with oil. This way you can have your fish in tact.Enjoy this anytime.

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4 comments :

Revathi said...

http://forumhub.com/southfood/20045.10.02.15.html

has some of the fishnames in english and tamil

fish fry looks crispyyy

Srivalli said...

That site was down Revathi when I checked it...will check again and see if I can get the name...thanks though for the efforts...

Prajusha said...

hi srivalli,
this looks like Smelt.but iam not sure.thanks for the new info about mallus beauty:)

Srivalli said...

Thanks Prajusha..you are welcome

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