Crisp-Fried Surmai Fish

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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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

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