Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Simple Fish Fry

Posted by on Jan 11, 2011 in Featured, Fish Dishes, Meat & Seafood Entrees | 12 comments

This is one of the simplest and easy to make tasty fish fry. It will take only a short time to prepare. I’ve learnt this recipe from one of my good friends Neeru. It tastes crunchy and delightful with the addition of bread crumbs. You can use any type fish for this fry. Spice level : 3 out of 5 No of servings : 3-4 Preparation Time : 1 hour 30 minutes (1 hour for marinating) Ingredients: Fish : 500 gm ( any fish, I’ve used tilapia) Breadcrumbs : 1 cup Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp Red chili powder : 2 tbsp Salt : according to taste Ginger and Garlic Paste : 1/2 tbsp Fish masala powder : 2 tbsp (instead of red chili powder and ginger & garlic paste) Method Of Preparation: Wash and clean the fish. Marinate...

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Nethili Fish (Anchovies) Kuzhambhu

Posted by on Dec 21, 2010 in Featured, Fish Dishes, Meat & Seafood Entrees | 14 comments

First of all I want to say a big sorry to all my readers for not posting any recipes for a while. I’ve great news to share with you all. We are expecting!!!!! Now that I am past my morning sickness and big trip to India, I am happy to post one of my favorite recipe today. In my recent trip, my mom made this Nethili fish (anchovies) kuzhambhu and it tasted like heaven. When I came back I found some fresh Anchovies in Oriental market. I was so happy and I made this curry out of it. this fish kuzhambhu recipe is a little different from the last one I posted. Ingredients: Nethili Meen (anchovies) :1/2 lb Onion : 2 tbsp Garlic : 4 Tomato : 2 (medium) Oil : 4 tbsp Vadagam : 1 tbsp Curry Leaves...

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Fish Puttu – Shredded Fish Stir Fry

Posted by on Jun 26, 2010 in Best of ST, Featured, Fish Dishes, Meat & Seafood Entrees | 25 comments

Fish puttu is a traditional kerala dish. It’s usually cooked with shark or king fish. In south India we call it as “sura puttu” and it is most popular in all non-vegeterian cooking. It goes well with fish kuzhambhu and sambar. It can also be a great side-dish for biryani. It’s hard to find shark meat where we live, so I substitute it with Tilapia, which actually taste almost as good as shark puttu. If you are lucky to get shark meat use that instead. It’s very easy to make and tastes awesome. Preparation Time: 30 minutes No of servings: 4-5 Spice Level: 3 out of 5 Ingredients : Fish : 800gms (You can use any fish, I’ve used Tilapia) Onion : 1 (large) (finely chopped) Garlic pods : 8-9 (finely chopped) Green chilies : 6-7 (Finely chopped) (Adjust...

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Spicy Fish Kuzhambhu (Spicy Indian Fish Curry)

Posted by on Oct 14, 2009 in Best of ST, Featured, Fish Dishes, Meat & Seafood Entrees | 15 comments

I am going to be celebrating Diwali in India with my family after 4 years and I am so excited. Just getting used to the jetlag and I am happy to be spending time with my family. So, here is my first post from India although I made this for Karthik before I left. For those unfamiliar, Meen Kuzhanbu is the Tamil name for traditional South Indian Fish Curry. It is very rich in flavor, spicy and  tastes heavenly. And it is a common saying that it tastes better the day after you make it as the spices get deep into the fish as it sits around. I made this with Salmon filets but catfish tastes great as well. In South India, this is made with locally popular fish like Sankara, Vavval, etc. Ingredients: Sesame oil :  3 tbsp...

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South Indian Masala Fish Fry

Posted by on Sep 8, 2008 in Featured, Fish Dishes, Meat & Seafood Entrees | 25 comments

Growing up relatively close to a coastal town in Tamilnadu – Kadalur, we had plenty of access to fresh seafood. One of the main items in a complete South Indian seafood meal is fish fry. It has to be one of the easiest yet can made be made in different varieties. This particular recipe is from my mother-in-law and is very close to my tongue.. er.. heart. 😉 It goes great with Chicken/Mutton Briyani and Fish Curry. Ingredients: Fish : 4 slices (you can use any fish, but in this recipe I have used Cat fish) Oil : 1/2 cup Onion: 1 (medium) Tomatoes : 2 Ginger : 1″ Garlic : 3 Tamarind : 1/4 cup (Extract From a lemon sized ball of tamarind) Red chili powder : 2 tbsp (according to your spice level) Salt : required to...

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