This is an traditional malvani recipe,here Fish is coated with home made masala and rava and shallow fried till crisp.The fish fried in this way is crispy from outside and moist from and soft from within.
The fish can be marinated and stored in deep fridge for days and fried whenever required.
Fishes like Paplet,Bangda, Halwa,smSurmai,Prawns,Mandeli can be fried using this masala.
Here I have used Surmai (king fish).
2 pieces Surmai(King fish) Cleaned and washed.
Salt to taste.
1 tbsp Kokum Aagul.(Juice of Kokum)
1/4 cup Rice Flour.
1/4 cup fine Rava.
Oil for frying.
For the masala
1 medium sized Onion.
2 tbsp Dhana(corriander seeds)
5 tbsp Red chilli powder.
1 tbsp Haldi powder.
1 tsp Black Pepper Powder.
Add salt,turmeric and kokum aagul to wash and cleaned fish.Keep aside.
Place all the masala ingredients in a mixie jar and grind to a smooth paste using very little water.
Apply this masala on the fish.Leave it to marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.
Mix together rice flour and rava.
Heat Oil in a frying pan.
Coat the marinated fish with rava and rice flour mixture.Shallow fry in the oil till crisp from both the sides.
Drain on an absorbent paper to drain out excess oil.
Tip:Kokum aagul is easily available in market,aagul is different from Kokum sharbat.Kokum sharbat has added sugar to it while aagul is just juice of kokum.
Happy Cooking !!!