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Monday, March 11, 2013

Seer Fish Fry

The aroma of fish frying in the kitchen marks the beginning of a weekend in my house. But once in a while, I like to make a boring week happy by frying some fish for dinner in the middle of the week. In my husband's words, 'The house smells like a Sunday on a boring Wednesday'.

Seer Fish Fry
Seer Fish Fry

Seer Fish Fry - Recipe
Seer Fish - 4 pieces
For marinade:
Garlic- 4-5 cloves
Green chillies - 2
Coriander leaves - handful
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
Tamarind paste - 1/4 teaspoon
Lemon juice - 1/2 teaspoon
For Coating:
Rice flour - 1/8 cup
Besan (gram flour) - 1/8 cup
Rava (Semolina) -  1/8 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Oil for frying.

1. Wash, clean and cut the fish into pieces almost 2 cms thick.
2. Make a paste of garlic cloves, green chillies and corainder leaves.
3. Marinate the fish with salt, lemon juice, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, tamarind and the above paste and set aside for half an hour.
4. Prepare the mixture for the coating by mixing equal quantities of rice flour, gram flour (besan) and semolina (rava). You can skip besan or rice flour, if you want but rava is an essential ingredient here, as it gives the fried fish, it's crispy outer cover.
5. Add salt, turmeric, red chilli powder and salt to this mixture and mix well.
6. Heat a pan or tava for the fish to be shallow fried. Add a couple of spoons of oil to the pan.
7. Take the marinated fish piece - 1 at a time and dip it in the flour mixture. Make sure that the fish is coated well from all the sides.
8. Shallow fry the pieces of marinated and coated fish on both sides until they are nice golden brown.
9. Sprinkle a dash of lemon and savor with chapati or rice or Masoor Khichadi.

Seer Fish Fry
Seer Fish Fry


  1. Omg, i want that whole plate, such an irresistible fish fry, cant take my eyes from ur clicks.

  2. Delicious fish fry!! makes me hungry :)

  3. Mouthwatering dear , Is seer fish , King fish?

    1. No dear :) Mackerel is sometimes referred to King Fish.

  4. Tempting and inviting too...

  5. Good to see you back after a long time.. a great dish for a come back!!

  6. Fish fry looks fabulous Meghna. Yummy and delicious.
    today's post:

  7. love fish fry...donno if i've ever tried Seer fish or mayb i donno the english names of the fish I'm eating..hahaha!! ;-)


    1. :) It's called Surmai in Marathi, not sure what it is Hindi though.

  8. Interesting and yummy .

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  9. Hi Meg :) welcome back..its been a long time :) Fish fry looks teasingly yum :) Hope u r doing good :)


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