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Fish Masala

- recipe by Radhika submitted on 01-04-2011 

For Marinating
Fish - 1 lb (cut into pieces)
Red Chilly Powder - 2 tsp
Corriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Fennel Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as needed
Lemon Juice - as needed (app. 1 tblsp)
For  Masala
Onion - 1 big(or 2 small finely chopped)
Tomato - 1 big (or 2 small chopped)
Green Chilly - 4
Red chilly Powder - 2 tsp
Corriander Powder - 1.5 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Fennel Powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp
Grated Cococnut - 2 tblsp
Tamarind - small lime sized
Salt - as needed
Cilantro - for garnish
Oil - 2 tblsp
1. Cut the fish into small pieces and marinate with the ingredients under 'For Marinating'.
2. After about 5 minutes of marinating, shallow fry the pieces.
3. To prepare the masala, heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown.
4. Next add the tomatoes and green chillies and cook till the tomatoes become pulpy.
5. Now add the tamarind pulp and all the dry spices. (red chilly powder, corriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, fennel powder and salt)
6. Grind the coconut and add it to the masala. 
7. Cook till the mixture is well cooked and oil seperates from the masala.
8. Finally add the fried fish pieces and chopped cilantro.
9. Toss gently and cover with a lid. Cook on medium low heat for few minutes and switch off. 
10. Serve with white rice or chappatti.

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Person   ()
This looks super yummy. I have some friends coming over tomorrow. I will be making this as a main star dish. Can I use Tilapia Fish for this recipe? PLs
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Yes you can.

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