Saturday, 7 October 2017

Vavval Meen Varuval / Tamilnadu style Pomfret Fry


This spicy fish fry is good to be served as an appetizer or starter. The fish is marinated with the  ground paste. It is shallow fried and served hot. 

For the Ground Paste
Ingredients
10 Big Garlic cloves
4 Byadgi Chillies
4 Guntur Chillies
12 to 15 Curry Leaves 
2 tbsp Roasted Split Grams 
1 tsp Pepper Corn
1 tsp Coriander Seeds
3/4 tsp Cumin Seeds 
1 tsp Turmeric powder 
3 tbsp Lime Juice 
Salt to taste 


Method 
Grind all the above ingredients together. Add 1/2 cup water and further grind the ingredients into a smooth fine paste. 

To Fry the Fish 
Ingredients 
8 pieces of medium size whole Pomfret cleaned and give cuts on both the sides of the fish
Ground Paste 
Oil for shallow frying 

Method 
Apply the ground paste on both the sides of the fish. Let it marinate for 30 minutes. Heat oil in a pan. As the oil is hot, gently place the fish in the oil. Fry on both the sides till golden brown in colour on medium low flame. Remove the fried fish on an absorbent paper towel. Serve it hot with onion, tomato and lime.