South Indian fried fish (Meen Varuval)

By Vijaya Selvaraju
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South Indian fried fish (Meen Varuval)

Dive into south Indian cuisine with this quick and easy fish fry dish.

SERVES
4
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

  • 4 grouper steaks/any other firm white flesh fish (approximately 1-inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 limes
  • Thinly sliced sweet white onion, to garnish

Directions

  1. Combine coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric, salt, and juice of two limes to make a paste.
  2. Rub paste over grouper steaks, ensuring all sides are coated. Allow to marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. Fill a large frying pan with half an inch of a neutral oil like canola or vegetable. Heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Fry fish for three to four minutes on each side or until golden, crisp, and firm to the touch.
  5. Serve with thinly sliced sweet onions, a squirt of lime, and a pinch of salt.

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