Melissa of Cookingdiva ,Cannella,Marcella,Alvira are co-hosting a special theme “New YearÂ´s Dinner Recipe & Photo Swap” and Chepa Vepudu, a simple fish fry recipe is my entry for this event.
Fish can be flavored and cooked in many ways and the use of Indian spices makes them even more tasty. Chepa Vepudu is a very simple and easy fish fry recipe and if you are fond of seafood or fish, I am sure you are going to enjoy this fish fry recipe.
7-8 fish fillets
1 1/2 tbsps oil
For the marinade:
pinch turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp cumin pwd
2 tbsp chopped onions
1/2 tsp saunf pwd (fennel,aniseed)
pinch garam masala
Make a paste of all the above ingredients called for marinade.
Clean fish. Apply the marinade to all the fish fillets and keep aside for 20 minutes.
Heat 1 1/2tbsps oil in a heavy bottomed vessel or non-stick pan, add few curry leaves and fry for few seconds. Now add the marinated fish fillets and cook them on slow fire for 12-14 minutes. See that the fish does’nt burn or get stuck to the vessel.
Flip over the fried fish and let them cook and brown on the other side. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
Turn off heat and serve hot as a side dish with steamed white rice and curry or rasam.