This recipe is pan fried rather than usual deep fried in oil.  I love fish, I can take it every day.  It’s rich in protein and no cholesterol what  else do we want.  For this recipe marinate fish with masala and fry in a pan.

Fish Fry / Meen varuval with less Oil

Fish Fry ( less Oil ) / Meen varuval
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Serves: 2
  • Fish ( Tilapia or any Variety ) - 1Kg
  • Mustard - 2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Garlic - 10 nos.
  • Gram Flour - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
  • Chili Powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric - ½ tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - to spray
  • Curd - 1 tbsp
Masala Prep:
  1. Clean fish with curd first and then with water. Grind mustard in Mixi, adding little by little water and grind it to fine foam like paste. Mix all other ingredient with it and apply on fish to cover it with paste. Allow the fish to marinate for 30 min to 1 hr.
  1. In a non stick dosa pan , pour 3 tsp of oil and fry the fish on both the sides. Fry till it becomes brown color.
  1. This can even be baked in the oven by adding 2 tsp of oil while mixing the ingredients.
  2. Fish can be deep fried in oil.

(*) Serve with Onion and Lemon squeeze.