Monday, November 30, 2009

Chepala vepudu/Andhra Fish Fry

Back in India, we ate (they still do) lots and different kinds of fish. I love fish curry, fried or baked. But after coming here its limited. For some reason i donot like to make traditional Indian curries or fry with the fillet we get here. So this week when I went to an Asian market I bought a live tilapia , asked the guy to clean it and cut it into steaks just like in India. After coming home I made fish fry and had it along with white rice and rasam. The combination was great.

1 tilapia (cut into steaks about 5-6 pieces and washed)
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
4-6 curry leaves
1/4 tsp tumeric
1/2 tbsp salt (adjust to taste)
1/2 tbsp red chiili pwd (adjust to taste)
1/2 tsp lemon juice

Mix all the above with the fish and keep aside for 15- 20 minutes or longer if you can. Heat a little oil in a pan and add the curry leaves and when they start to splutter, add the marinated fish pieces one by one and cook on medium- low heat for 5 mins on each side. Keep aside.

Grind to  paste:
 1&1/2 large onion
 2-3 green chillies
 3-4 curry leaves
 1 tbsp cilantro
1/2 tsp cumin pwd
1/2 tsp corriander pwd
 Salt enough for the onion

Heat some more oil about 2 tbsps in a pan and add the ground paste and fry till the raw smell disappears and the oil separates. Add the fried fish and saute for 2-3 mins and garnish with cilantro.Serve with rice or on its own.Enjoy!!!


Sashi said...

Hi Bhagi, Fish fry looks mouthwatering. I tried this recipe and really loved this. Will be posting it soon in my blog linking back to urs. All ur dishes looks yummy !!

Bhagi said...

Thanks Sashi...Glad u liked it.

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