Surmai Fish Fry Recipe

By Kiran - 00:48

Weekends are always special to me, as the whole family gets to spend time together after a long week. Obviously the food made on weekends is also special and of different varieties.
So last night, I experimented my skills with some Malvani Cuisines.
The recipe which I am posting is very common though, but I decided to add my own touch of flavors to it.
Hence I am eager to share it with you all. :)


Cuisine: Malvani/ Goan
Serves: 6
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Level of difficulty: Easy

Ingredients for marinade:
  • Half kilo Surmai fish, sliced thin
  • 2 Tbsp. Ginger-garlic Paste
  • 2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tsp. Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 Tsp. Coriander Powder
  • 2 Tsp. Aamchur Powder/ Dry Mango Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 Tsp. Lemon Juice
  • Salt as per taste
 Mix all the ingredients well with the fish and keep the marinade refrigerated for a minimum period of 1 hour.

Ingredients for cooking:
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 small cup Rava/ Semolina
  1. Remove the marinaded fish from the refrigerator and keep it aside at room temperature for 15 minutes prior to cooking.
  2. In a non stick skillet, add the oil and heat it.
  3. Spread the rava in a small plate and coat each piece of the fish until it's covered properly with rava. 
  4. Place the marinaded fish on to the skillet once the oil is heated and shallow fry it on a low flame.
  5. Keep turning sides of the fish occasionally to ensure it is properly cooked. This process will require a little patience.
  6. Once the texture of the fish appears soft, tender, juicy and crisp; place it on an absorbing paper/ tissue to drain excess oil.
  7. Serve hot.

Serving suggestions:  You can either serve it with only Chapatis, or opt for a proper Malvani Thali which would consist of Roti, Rice, Sol Kadhi, and Salad.

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