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Masala Machchi (Spicy Fish)

Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2   Lemon - juice of
1   Onion - peeled and coarsely (small) chopped
2   Garlic - peeled and coarsely chopped, up to 3
1   Root ginger - peeled and coarsely chopped
1   Fresh chillies - chopped and seeded if liked, up to 2
3 tablespoons 45mlChopped coriander leaves
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt
1   Fil cod or haddock
  Coating
3 tablespoons 45mlPlain flour
1   Egg - beaten
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSalt
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlChilli powder
90   Oil for shallow frying

Recipe Instructions

Put the lemon juice, onion, garlic, ginger, green chillies, coriander

leaves at 1tsp salt into a food processor and blend until smooth.

Wash the fish gently and pat dry with absorbent paper. If you are using

frozen fish, defrost thoroughly and then dry as for fresh fish.

Cut the fish into about 1 1/2" pieces. Put a light coating of the spice

paste on all sides of each piece of fish, cover the container and leave to

marinate in a cool place for one hour or overnight in the fridge. Bring

to room temperature before cooking.

Mix the flour with the salt and chilli powder. Dust each piece of fish

lightly with this, then dip in the beaten egg. Shallow fry a single layer

over a medium heat until brown on both sides (2-3 minutes on each side).

Drain on absorbent paper. Alternatively, deep fry the fish until golden

brown and drain on absorbent paper. Serve immediately.

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Source:
Kumar Ramanathan

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