Bored of trying out the same old curries with Brinjal/ Aubergine. Why not have a go at making this spicy tangy Brinjal Pickle?? more

In a hurry, why not cook up this simple and tasty Tomato Rice. Goes well with any yoghurt raita. more

A nutritious dal, especially with its combination of different lentils. A perfect accompaniment with plain rice. more

Another unusual dessert. This time with bread!. Never thought bread would taste so good, in a sweet dish other than bread and butter pudding! more

A typical Maharashtrian snack, Misal Pav. Both filling and tasty too! more



As the name suggests, this Fish fry is a speciality from Calicut. The first time we tried it was at a restaurant in Calicut when we had gone to visit my mama. Mom then tried making it at home and it tasted just as good. Ever since this recipe has been a favourite with everyone at home.

This is what you’ll need

King Fish: ½ kg (if king fish is not available, then any firm white fish can be used. I used cod)

Onion: 1

Coriander seeds: 2tsp

Cumin seeds: 1tsp

Chilli powder: 2tsp

Turmeric powder: ½tsp

Peppercorns: 5

Green chillies: 2

Badishep (fennel seeds): ½tsp

Ginger garlic paste: 1/2tsp

Curry leaves: 10-12

Coconut oil: 3tbsp

Salt to taste

Let’s get cooking

1. Clean the fish. Cut and keep aside.

2. Grind the rest of the ingredients, except the curry leaves and oil.

3. Marinate the fish in this ground paste for 10 to 15 minutes.

4. Heat the coconut oil in a pan. Add the curry leaves.

5. When they turn crisp, add the marinated fish. Cook until fish is done and masala is dry.

6. Serve with rice or can be had as a starter with a dash of lime.

Approximate preparation and cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Dietician’s Note

Fish, including other seafood, is a healthy food that is low in saturated fat, high in protein, and an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. Apart from all this it is packed with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that the body needs.

A lot of research has been done on the benefits of fish and fish oils, and their role in the prevention or treatment of heart disease. Fish is found to help maintain cardiovascular health by playing a role in the regulation of blood clotting and vessel constriction.

It is also known to lower blood triglycerides and blood pressure, is anti-inflammatory and reduces abnormal heart rhythms.

Low is fat and high in Omega 3 so an excellent choice for those on weight reduction diets, people with cardiovascular diseases and also diabetics.

The quantity of oil can be reduced to half for those with obesity, cardio vascular diseases or diabetes.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *