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Showing posts with label Pan Fried. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pan Fried. Show all posts

Green Chilly Pesto Fried Fish#FishFriday

This is a simple and quick fried fish.  Very tasty too.
Serves 2

For The Green Chilly Pesto Sauce
15 Whole Cashewnuts
3 Green Chillies
1 Big Clove Garlic
A Juice of One Small Lemon
1 Tablespoons Olive Oil or as required
Salt to taste

For the Fish Marination

2 Thick Slices of Seer Fish / Surmai
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
3 Tablespoons Heaped Green Chilly Pesto Sauce
Juice of Half a Lemon

2 Tablespoons Fine Semolina

Oil for frying
For The Green Chilly Pesto Sauce
In a small blender jar blend all the given ingredients and your green chilly pesto is ready. If you want to store it then see that it is a olive oil on top.  
Marinate the fish with the given ingredients and keep if cling wrapped in the refrigerator for at least an hour or two.
Heat a griddle / frying pan with a tablespoon of oil.
Lightly coat the fish in fine semolina and fry till golden on both sides.
Serve it on a bed of shredded purple cabbage and lettuce leaves enjoy.

Labels : Pan Fried, Seer Fish,Green Chilly Pesto Sauce, Jams & Sauces, Fish Friday, Seafood/Fish
Fish for Good Friday our host for the month is Sue Lau
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Potato Hearts#Foodieextravaganza

Today is  event day for Foodie Extravaganza  our  Host is Anne Lawton. Since February 8th is National Potato lovers day  she asked us to share our favorite  recipe. Thank you Anne for hosting this month's event.

These potato hearts are pan fried. Made these as starter for girls who came home to practice for the Mehendi dance. 

6 Large Potatoes
1/4 Cup Olive oil
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 Teaspoon Mixed Herbs
½ Teaspoon Paprika powder
Juice of Half a Lemon


Fill a pot with about 2 liters of water, add a tablespoon salt, bring to boil, then reduce heat to gentle simmer.
In the meantime peel potatoes, slice them, into 1/4 inch thick slices, then take a small metal cookie cutter and cut into hearts,  and keep aside. 
Cut out as many hearts as you can. 
Cook potatoes in simmering water for just 2 minutes, drain potatoes and let them cool slightly  and  coat them in oil.
Combine all the ingredients for the marinade, coat the potatoes, let it sit for 10 minutes.

Then heat a non stick pan  and pan fry them till golden on both sides. 
Serve hot.  These are really yum and  do not require any dipping sauce.  Potato Hearts will vanish as they are being served, be sure of that.
Labels: Foodie Extravaganza Party, Potato, Potato Hearts,  Starters, Side Dish, Pan Fried,  Vegan, Gluten free

Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly food fest, where a group of bloggers all create and share a recipe around one of the monthly food 'holidays' as detailed in The Nibble. Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook pageFoodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.
See all the other recipes for today's Foodie Extravaganza
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Baked Rosti with Spiralized Potatoes by Karen's Kitchen Stories
Colcannon Potatoes by Simply Inspired Meals
Creamy Cheeseburger & Veggie Hot Dish by Faith, Hope Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Healthy Twice Baked Potatoes by Simple and Savory
Jansson's Frestelse - Creamy Anchovy Potato Bake by Food Lust People Love
Krumplileves (Hungarian Potato Soup) by Tara's Multicultural Table
Potato Hearts by Sneha's Recipe
Sausage Stuffed Red Potatoes by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Schwabischer Kartoffelsalat (German Potato Salad) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Scottish Macaroon Bars by Pandemonium Noshery
Wet Breakfast Burrito by Palatable Pastime
Waffled Hash Browns by Reviews, Chews & How-Tos

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Vindaloo Red Masala Pork Chops - East Indian

Pork chops for my lunch today, a complete, scrumptious and delicious meal. These are pan fried with on extra oil. A must try recipe.
5 Pork chops
2 Tablespoon Level Vindaloo Masala - Homemade
1/2 Teaspoon Level Garam Masala powder - Homemade
10 Cloves Garlic - chopped
1 Inch Piece of Ginger - chopped
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Vinegar or according to taste
1 Tablespoon Oil
Salt to taste
1/2 Cup water

Cut the skin cut / fat of the chop and lightly flatten them with a steak hammer - see pic above.
Wash the chops well and drain them. Then rub salt into the chops and place them in a colander for 10 to 15 minutes. In the meanwhile let's grind the paste.
Grind all the above ingredients to fine paste. Keep aside.
Wash the chops again in fresh water and pat them dry. Take each chop and rub the ground vindaloo red masala paste on to each very well.. Place the marinated chops in flat container and keep it overnight in the refrigerator. 
Arrange the chops in a single layer with 1/2 cup water and on high flame take one whistle. Reduce the flame to medium low and let it cook for 10 minutes . Switch off the flame. 
Let the cooker cool completely. In case you find that there is any gravy still in the pan then on high flame dry out the gravy( I did this step) The chop should dry yet juicy. 
In the same pan you  will  see sufficient oil has been released , remove the chops on a plate and fry them two at a time in the same oil. 
Saute veggies , like broccoli, colored bell peppers, baby potato, cherry tomatoes ( these cherry tomato beauties are from my kitchen garden)  and some onions rings. 
Enjoy them on a bed of Jeera Rice and saute veggies.. Yummm... Yummm.
Labels : Pork, Pork Chops, Vindaloo Masala, East Indian, Pan Fried

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Chicken Steak with Mashed Potatoes & Buttered Vegetables #ImprovCooking

These were absolutely delicious, sumptuously moist, flavorful and tender Chicken Steak with creamy mashed potatoes , side of buttered veggies, a complete and filling meal. What else could one ask for more than this!
This month’s Improv Cooking Challenge is Steak And Potatoes – perfect for dinner date for 2. You and your Valentine. Takes hardly 25 to 30 minutes to prepare, provided you have marinated the chicken steaks and done the pre - preparation. 

Make this and enjoy the meal with your valentine in a candle light dinner at home. Sound's so romantic is'n it!!

2 Chicken breast 
¼ Cup Oil
1 ½ Tablespoons Lemon juice
Tablespoon Mustard paste 
Tablespoons Worcester sauce  
Tablespoons Ginger Garlic paste 
Salt to taste
½ Teaspoon Red chilly flake 
Tablespoon Black pepper powder
¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon powder  
For the Buttered Veggies
Parboiled Carrot sticks
Julienne Capsicum
Boiled Corn Kernels 
Butter as required
Salt and pepper to taste
Mashed Potatoes - see recipe below

Pat dry the chicken breast , then fork it well.

In a bowl mix together oil, lemon juice, mustard paste,  Worcester sauce, salt, black pepper powder, chilly flakes , cinnamon powder and ginger garlic paste. Mix well.

Marinate chicken breast with the mixture, keep aside for 30 minutes to an hour. 

Heat oil  in a grill or frying  pan place the chicken steak and cook on high flame  till its color turn to golden brown, flip the chicken steak and cook the other side.  Now reduce the flame and drizzle the remaining   marinade  a little at a time.  Cover with a lid and cook on low flame till done.
For the Buttered Vegetables

Heat butter in a pan and saute each veggie separately, season with pepper and salt to taste. The buttered veggies are ready.
Serve the chicken steak on a bed of  boiled mashed potatoes and buttered vegetables at the side. Enjoy this  romantic meal your valentine!!  yum yum...

How to Make the Mashed Potatoes

This creamy mashed potatoes recipe is so  good and yummy.

2 Cups Mash Potatoes
¼ Cup Hot milk
50 Gram Salted Butter
Salt to taste
Pepper Powder to taste


Boil the potatoes whole till done. When cooled then peel and mash them well till smooth. 
Place the mashed potatoes on to a sauce pan add hot milk and whisk it well till incorporated, now add the butter and cook it till smooth and the butter melts, continue whisking till it is smooth. Add salt and pepper powder to taste. Serve warm.
My Notes 
Potatoes must be cooked whole (do not chop).
Lots of butter and don’t skip here , it works but it taste incredible with the amount called for.

Hot milk incorporates very well into the potatoes and keeps the potatoes warm.

Labels : Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Vegetables, Improv Cooking Challenge, Pan Fried, Chicken Steaks, Vegetables

The #ImprovCookingChallenge is a monthly blogging event where two ingredients are assigned to a month. Bloggers can make any recipe they like as long as it features the two ingredients. If you are a blogger and would like to join us, please visit our Facebook page.

You can also read more about the event on our home page. If you’d like to see previous creations, check out our Pinterest board.

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Green Chutney Stuffed Pomfret #Fish Friday Foodie

Pomfret is my favorite fish. I do not know why I like this fish not that it is more tastier than I other fish. But some how, mostly end my buying pomfret, Basa or Seer fish, may be becasue it has less thorns.  But,  my weakness is pomfret,  enjoy eating stuffed pomfret.  I,  stuff this fish in different masala and ways, even enjoy this fish steamed.  Remembering  the days when, I , was young every Good Friday my father used to go to Andheri fish market to buy big large pomfrets and Lobsters for us. We East Indians call pomfrets "Sarga " My mother used to stuff these pomfrets with this chutney for us. This my mother's recipe an traditional East Indian style of stuffing this fish. Try this and you too will enjoy it, will never forget the taste of this stuffed pomfret.

But over the years my father's thinking changed and no more do we eat fish on Good Friday, it became a vegetarian day for us. But those memories are still imprinted in my mind and now I, rarely get to see that size of pomfrets that my father use to bring in market.

For stuffing pomfret you can use either the big size ones or the palm size. This chutney will be enough to fill 2 palm size ones.

This goes to Fish Friday Foodies, this month I am  hosting this event.  Thank you Wendy for giving me this opportunity to host this event,

2 Palm Size Pomfrets
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

For the Green Chutney - Grind to a paste

1 Cup Packed Coriander Leaves with the Tender stalks
5 Green Chillies or according to your taste
1/2 Cup Freshly grated Coconut
4  Cloves Garlic
1 Small Onion
1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
Salt to taste

Oil for frying
Rice flour for coating - optional


For the pomfret

With  the back of a knife, lightly scrape  pomfret remove the scales present  ,  cut off the fins and tail.

Cut the fish near its stomach area and clean the inside portion very thoroughly.  Holding the head of the pomfret slit it horizontal from the head to the tail not separating it on one side.  Once this is done clean the unwanted stuff from inside and with the point of the knife remove any black stuff from the stomach part ( this even the fishmonger will slit, clean and give you, if you request ). 

Wash the Pomfret and tilt it, so the water drains off. 

Apply salt, turmeric and lime , on both sides and inside too, keep aside for 10 minutes. 

Grind the chutney to a paste in a mixer try not to add too much water if needed add a little. Keep aside.

Take a pan, add a teaspoon of oil,  pour the chutney to thicken it up for a while (see pic) , when it starts getting thick and water is reduced. Keep the flame on low and stirring off and on. Take off flame and allow to cool completely.

Fill the chutney into the pomfret. If you feel that you will not be able to handle the stuff pomfret while frying then tie with a string to hold the masala ( use stitching thread ). Apply a little chutney on the pomfret too.   Keep this stuffed pomfret in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour.

Take a big non stick pan pour in oil enough for frying and heat it on medium low flame.

Spread the rice flour in a big plate and turn the fish into it on both sides so that it is coated with the flour. Place  it carefully in the pan and fry on one side then flip and fry the other side. Tilt the pan for the sides to cook so you get an even colour for the fish on all sides. When done place it  on kitchen paper towel for the excess oil to drain.  Before serving cut off the string carefully when a slightly cooled. 

Serve hot, garnish with onion rings, slices of tomato and lime... cut a piece and enjoy...

My Notes

Coating it with rice flour gives  it a crisp texture..

Lables :  East Indian, Fish Friday, Stuffed Fish, Chutney, Seafood/Fish, Whole Pomfret, Pan Fried

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Mackerel is known as Bangda in India. This crispy skinned whole mackerel with a spicy marinade.   Our this month theme in fish fridya foodie is whole fish with heads and tails attached.

2 Mackerels - cleaned and washed
4 Dry Red Chillies

1/2 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
½ Teaspoon Turmeric
1/2 Teaspoon Ginger -  crushed
4 Cloves Garlic -  crushed
salt to taste
A Juice of lemon
4 Tablespoons Rice Flour for coating
2 Tablespoons Semolina for coating
Oil for frying 


In a small mixer jar grind together the chillies, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic and turmeric and salt  to fine paste using lemon juice .

Put slits down the sides of the fish and smear the paste over the fish.  Keep this marinated fish in the referigerator for at least an hour.

Mix the rice flour and semolina together and keep aside.

After an hour, coat this in flour, fry the fish in a  pan with oil on a gentle heat for about 4-5 mins on each side.
Pour little oil over the fish at the end and it will crisp up and serve with salad and enjoy...

Sending to fish friday foodie, our this month Host  is Camilla M. Mann.  Thank you for  hosting this event.

Labels :  Fish, Pan Fried, Mackerel, Fish Friday

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