I wanted to tell you guys that I did manage to get 12 jars from Ikea in the sizes I wanted inspite of the heavy rush. Was I relieved and happy! The sale was well organised, there was a lot of security, apparently the last sale almost led to a stampede. It was really amusing to hear people talk about the madness in the last sale, I mean could people be that desperate? Obviously yes!
Anyway, I was quiet pleased with myself for sticking to my list and not buying every other thing that caught my eye. We returned home about 5hrs later totally famished. Luckily our meal was already planned.
Nothings more comforting than simple dal rice with a piece of fried fish. So here goes...
1tbs ginger garlic paste
1-1 1/2tbs red chilli powder
1/2tbs pepper powder
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1tbs lemon juice
salt to taste
500gms fresh fish (I used king mackerel)
semolina/ rava for breading
oil for shallow frying
Clean the fish and pat dry to remove excess moisture.
Mix together the ginger garlic paste, chilli , pepper and turmeric powder, lemon juice and salt to make a thick paste. Add water only if necessary. Check the salt before marinating the fish.
Coat the fish well with the marinade and keep aside at least for 1 hour.
Heat a shallow pan with a little oil on medium heat.
Take the semolina in a dish. Coat the fish on both sides evenly. Shake the piece a little to remove any excess coating and place gently on the hot oil. Cook on each side for about 5mins or till done. Cooking time will vary according to the thickness of the fish pieces.
The semolina coating gives the fish a great crispy crust and also protects the marinade from sticking onto the pan.
Serve hot with rice.
Use boneless fish and serve as a starter with some salads and lime wedges.