Spicy Fried Fish With Homemade Fish Masala#SundayFunday

Perfect spicy fried fish to enjoy this as an accompaniment to a main course meal. Have a fry fish masala and this is quick to make.
For The Homemade Fish Masala 

1½ Tablespoons Cumin seeds
2 Tablespoons Coriander seeds
1½ Teaspoons Ajwain
½ Tablespoons Salt or to taste
6 Whole Kashmiri Red Chillies
½ Tablespoon Turmeric powder
1 Tablespoon Red Chilly powder
¼ Teaspoon Yellow Food Color
3 Tablespoons Besan
½ Teaspoon Garlic powder
1 Teaspoon Dried Green Chilli - optional
Other Ingredients
1 Tablespoons Lemon juice
½ Tablespoon Vinegar
1 Egg
½ Tablespoon Green Chilly paste
535 Grams Fish Slices - I used Pomfret
Oil for frying

For The Homemade Fish Masala
Dry roast the cumin seeds, coriander seeds for a minute. Then add the ajwain and continue to dry roast until fragrant. Now add the dried whole red chillies and roast for a two minutes or until they are warm to touch. Switch off the flame and let this cool.

In mortal & pestle or a small mixer jar add dry roasted spices & powder them. To this add the salt, red chilli powder, dried green chilli, garlic powder, turmeric powder, yellow food color, besan and pluse the mixer 2 to 3 times or until well mixed.
Fish masala is ready (for 1 kg fish). Can be stored in an airtight jar for up to a month or more in your pantry shelf.
To Prepare The Fish Fry
In a bowl, add prepared fry fish spice mix, tamarind pulp, vinegar, egg, green chilli paste & whisk well. Add 3 tablespoons of the prepared fish masala and mix well. Apply this to the fish pieces well and marinate for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the fish till golden on both sides. Serve hot.
Labels: Fish, Fried, Sunday Funday, Homemade, Fish Masala, Indian 

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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. I love that there are so many ingredients in this blend! It sounds wonderful.

  2. I'll bet this Masala makes wonderful fish.

  3. Sneha my sister in law cooks fish often and uses a lot of fish masala. However she was complaining that the ready made masala lacks flavour. Now I have a foolproof recipe. Going to make it and give it to her as a present.

  4. So many great flavors and spices in your spice mix, Sneha! Your fish looks perfect!