Fish fry is a favourite in every household. Traditionally eaten as a side with steamed rice and curry, the fish fry can also be eaten on its own as a snack as well. Here we share a Mackerel Fish Fry recipe that involves marinating the fish in a host of spices and then frying it to perfection. Soft, flaky from the inside, and crispy from the outside, this Mackerel Fish Fry recipe is one to be added to your weekly meal plan. Check out the recipe below.
Wash and clean the fish. Make small slits on the fish with a sharp knife. Take a small bowl and add all the marinade ingredients to it. Mix the masalas and apply the marinade on the fish. Make sure the marinade is coated properly onto the fish. Fill the masala in the slits as much as possible. Let the fish refrigerate for 1 hour.
Take a pan and heat the coconut oil in it. Once it is hot, gently place the fish in the pan. Then add a few sprigs of curry leaves and ginger julienne. Cook the fish for 2-3 minutes on each side on medium-low flame until it is crunchy and brown. Serve hot with steamed rice.
Make sure to not disturb the fish for a few minutes once it hits the pan. This will ensure the masala remains stuck to the fish while frying.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make a water-based marinade?
Yes. You can add the masalas and mix them. Then you can add water and 1 tablespoon of rice flour, cornflour and all-purpose flour. Make sure the marinade paste is not too runny.
When should I place the fish in the oil for frying?
Make sure the oil is smoky hot. Then lower the flame and place the fish in the oil for frying.