To tell you the truth, I believe no one makes this fried fish better than my mom! She simply makes the best fried fish. All that had the taste of it would agree with this. I like grilled fish. But every now and then I try to make fried fish the way mom makes it and I still feel that something is lacking! Doesn’t quite taste like it. I use the same ingredients that mom uses and make the same way mom makes it, still something is missing. This fried fish was actually the best I could manage to make to I thought it is worth a post! Everyone who tried it loved it. But deep down in my heart, I know I still have to top mom’s fried fish!
Here’s how I made it.
Fried Masala Fish
1 lb. basa/tilapia(or your choice) fish fillets
¼ cup ginger-garlic paste
2 tbsp green chile paste
Salt to taste
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp red chile powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp cumin powder
¼ cup chick pea flour(besan)
Oil for frying
Marinate the fish with all the ingredients except besan for about 4 hours.
Heat oil in a skillet.
Sprinkle besan on both sides of the fillets
Cook on medium heat until fish is cooked and both sides are nice, golden brown.
Serve with fried rice or your choice of flat bread or even better, turn it into a taco!