Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spicy Tilapia fry

Tilapia is a delicate fresh water fish ,very versatile, very healthy .This pan fry version  is a all time favorite at my house and the best thing i find about cooking Tilapia is the lack of a strong fishy smell which makes it easier to work with  . This simple recipe can be served as a side dish to rice or can be enjoyed on it's own with some lime wedges and salad .

Ingredients :

  • one fillet of Tilapia -cut into 1" pieces
  • ginger and garlic paste -1 tsp
  • oil -1tbs+some for frying
  • salt as per taste
  • spices:1/4 tsp of each
  1. cumin powder
  2. coriander powder
  3. red chili powder
  4. turmeric powder
  5. pepper powder 

  1. Wash the fillet and pat dry with a paper towel to remove any moister.
  2. Cut this into 1" pieces and set aside. 
  3. Prepare the marinade by mixing all the spices with a tbsp of oil.
  4. Crush some garlic and ginger to make a fresh paste of about a tsp,add to the marinade .
  5. now add the pieces of tilapia and smear theme thoroughly  with the marinade .
  6. let this sit for at least 20mins so that fish gets in the flavor,refrigerate if you are planning to prepare later.
  7. Heat a non stick pan and add some oil.
  8. Place the fish one by on the pan ,making enough space between each piece ,don't overcrowd as it will lead to uneven cooking .
  9. wait for a minute or so and enjoy the aroma of the spices filling your apartment ,flip the pieces and let both side turn golden brown .
  10. serve with wedges of lime and salad.

Here is a quick video tutorial :

Quite an easy recipe.Things to keep in mind is seasoning of the marinade ,if you are a mild eater, like my hubby ,its wise to go easy on red chili and black pepper, but if you are adventurous then a particular variety of red chili powder called -kashmiri mirch(available in Indian stores) will be best suited for your fish.
  I bet the flavors of the fish and spices are going to make you love this recipe ,making it an instant hit with your family !

Wishing all a happy cooking !

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  2. Thanks for a simple and easy recipe. Today i had made it for the lunch and we all liked it.

  3. I'm glad that you liked the recipe.Thank you for your comment !