Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fish Fry with Kothimeeru / Coriander / Dhaniya Masala

There are days when I can go on and go on about a recipe, but for some I can't seem to write much as its such a easy and simple recipe.

This is one such recipe, another quick and simple fish fry.
It's a quick simple dish I made on a weekend night after getting fish from the grocery store! Instead of the regular masala...I made this quick masala by grinding together all the ingredients and marinating the fish for an hour or less. Then shallow fried it with some oil. I didn't add an extra onions to it, you can surely add them towards the end to keep them crunchy.
We ate this as a side dish along with rasam and rice...My kids don't have any problem eating any non-veg masala dish...So I had a fun night without any fuss at dinner that day

1 lb tilapia fish fillets, cut into pieces

Masala: (to be ground to paste with some water)

1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
1 tbsp gus gus
1 tbsp grated coconut
1/2 tbsp coriander seeds
1 anise star petal
3-4 cloves
2 pieces cinamon stick
2 elaichi, cardamom pods
1 marble sized tamarind (can be substituted with lemon juice or amchoor powder)
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp chilli powder
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste

oil for shallow fry


Wash the fillets with water and apply the ground masala paste. Let them marinate for about 1/2 hour to 1 hour.
Heat pan with oil. Fry the fish on both sides till brown.
Add chopped onions if you wish!
Serve with rice and rasam. Enjoy!!!


  1. You're really making me drool so badly. It looks very spicy and tempting...

  2. You are making my mouth water lady... i am a huge fan of fish and would love to dig in :)

  3. Yumm, u r making me hungry with ur fry looks marvellous..

  4. i want that plate..making me hungry now..

  5. spicy fish all time favourite....

  6. wow sounds yummy and am sureit tasted the same

  7. I love cilantro flavor very much . Looks super good Smitha!

    US Masala

  8. Fish fry with rice and rasam?!! Whoo-hoo! Your fry looks delicious, Smitha.

  9. First time here. u have a nice blog. Lovely recipe collections :)


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