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Crisp-Fried Surmai Fish Recipe

Crisp-Fried Surmai Fish is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Shallow Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
30 minutes
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 6-8 thick slices - Surmai fish rubbed with a mixture of some Turmeric and salt
  • 3 lemons, juice extracted
  • 1.5 tsp chilli powder
  • Oil as required
  • Salt to taste
  • 25 gm Ginger
  • 8 Cloves
  • 20 gm black Cardamom
  • 20gm Cinnamon
  • 15 gm Cumin seeds
  • 25 gm ani seeds
  • 8 peppercorns
  • How to Make Crisp-Fried Surmai Fish:

    1. Wash the surmai slices in water and place them on a layer of paper so that the water gets absorbed.
    2. Pound finely ginger, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, cumin and aniseed and peppercorns.
    3. Mix these powders in the lime juice along with chilli powder and salt to taste.
    4. Cover the fish slices with this mixture and let them marinate thus soaked in the mixture for half an hour.
    5. Place a frying pan on fire and fry these slices two or three at a time by adding oil as required.
    6. When they are fried brown and crisp, serve them directly from the pan with any chutney.


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