Monday, 8 August 2011

Meen Varuval ( Fried Fish )

Meen Varuval ( Fried Fish )
 Easy to make and full of flavors this gem of a recipe comes from a friends kitchen in Chennai .


500 Grams Pomfret / Sole / Singhara ( cut in kabab size 1/2 " chunks )
10 Black Pepper Corn.
15 Curry Leaves.
6 Green Chilies ( chopped )
1/2 Onion ( chopped )
6 Garlic Flakes.
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric / Haldi Powder.
1/2 to 1 Tablespoon Tamarind Extract ( thick paste ).
Salt To Taste 

In a wok in very little oil roast the peppercorns for 30 seconds , then add the garlic , onion and green chilies . 

Stir fry a minute , cool and make into a fine paste . Add the salt , turmeric and tamarind to the paste .


Marinade the the fish for about hour or two in the paste . 

Take a non stick frying pan , heat two tablespoons oil and fry the fish on both sides for about 3-4 minutes on each side till the fish is done .

Serve straight away - great as finger food or a main dish !

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