Chettinad fish fry recipe is a delicious and spicy preparation of fish made in the Chettinad region of South India. Chettinad cuisine is known for spicy food which is made using freshly ground masalas.
To prepare this spicy Chettinad Fish Fry Recipe, wash the seerfish steaks and keep it aside.
Heat a Tadka pan and dry roast curry leaves, garlic and the spices till a nice aroma is released.
After the spices cool down, using a Mortar and Pestle to grind these spices by adding a little oil.
Now add tomato and tamarind along with its soaked water, the ground spices, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt to a Mixer.
Grind it into a thick paste. The paste will be dark brown in colour.
Check salt, adjust and mix well.
Smear every seer fish steak with this spicy paste on both sides. Be generous while smearing the paste. Let it be thick to achieve the spicy Chettinad effect.
Marinate these steaks for at least 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, heat a Non-stick pan for shallow frying.
Add adequate oil for shallow frying and place the fish steaks on the pan.
After 5 minutes, carefully flip the fish to the other side on the pan.
Continue to fry till the fish gets cooked and crisp. The fish will appear flaky when it’s cooked.
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