Fish in an integral part of any Mangalorean’s life… so would be the case with anyone living/born and brought up along the coast. We are all cats when its come to fish…. !!! Mangalore is famous for it’s are various fish fry methods… rava fry, masala fry, naked fry.. and different types of fish curries as well.. You have to visit any Mangalorean restaurant to believe it.
But, those who do not like coconut beware! because coconut in various forms is a part of Mangalorean food. We use coconut milk, coconut oil, grated coconut, ground coconut paste etc in our food. So is the case with the cuisine from Kerala. You could always cook these recipe’s using any other cooking oil of your choice. But we prefer coconut oil as it adds an authentic taste to the food.
This fish has a hint of mint, coriander and garlic…as it is marinated in it.
Ingredients: (Serves 2) Preparation Time: 20 mins
Haddock – 200 gms
Lemon juice – 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Oil – 3 to 4 tbsp
For the masala:
Green chilli – 3 to 4
Dried Red Chilli – 1 or 2, I used byadgi menasu
Garlic cloves – 4
Mint Leaves – around 10 leaves
Coriander Leaves – around 5 to 6 sprigs
Grind all the ingredients mentioned for the masala to a coarse paste in a mixer. Add a few drops of water while grinding. Add some salt to the masala.
Meanwhile wash & cut the fish into small pieces as shown in the picture. Marinate the fish with the ground masala. Add some lemon juice to the fish and mix well. Fridge it overnight.
Pre-heat the oven in the grill mode to 150 degree and grill the fish pieces for about 10-15 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven in the oven mode to 180 degree and bake the fish pieces for about 8-10 minutes. Insert a fork and check if the fish is cooked.
Serve hot with some onion rings/ chopped onions mixed in some chat masala.