Friday, November 11, 2011

Shallow Fried Tilapia & Eleven.Eleven.Eleven

I accomplished Sirashasana without any help today on cool & auspicious is that :) Even though it was  for a few seconds but today is just the beginning and it can only get better & controlled with time.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Fans-In-case you missed out on this piece of  news-I overheard on T.V that Aishwarya was  planning to got for a C-Section @ 11.11am on 11.11.11 but I have not been able to validate this piece of news on Google.We will soon find out if the baby did arrive on this auspicious date. I just thought it was very interesting that they even planned the time i.e if they did

For now I have to share this awfully simple but super tasty Tilapia recipe,marinated in spices and dipped in egg and than coated with panko bread crumbs and than shallow fried till it is a little charred and crisp on the outside and soft and flaky inside...mmmm.mmmm

My aunt use to make this so often and she would coat this with poppy seeds after dipping it in the egg instead of bread crumbs.It use to make it even crispier and gave it a nice nutty texture.I was running out of poppy seeds.....
Also I remember she made this with pompfret and she choose to deep fry.
We enjoyed the fish with curd rice,you can serve it as a side or have it just the way we did,I loved the combination and it made a wholesome and yet light-on -the stomach dinner:)

here is what you will need to prepare this:
Tilapia fillet: 6
egg beaten: 1
coriander powder: 1tsp
salt: 1/4 tsp
Turmeric: 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice: 2 tsp
paprika: 1tsp
Garam Masala: 2 pinches
Poppy seeds or bread crumbs to coat
Oil to shallow fry: 4 tbsp or more depending on the pan(less if using non-stick)
Mango powder: 1tsp

1.Take all the spices along with salt and rub them nicely on the fillets. Let them rest for 30 minutes.

2.Take a cast iron skillet and let it heat. Now add oil and wait for it to become hot.

3.Take the beaten egg in a bowl and dip the marinated fish in it .

4. spread the poppy seeds or bread crumbs on a separate flat plate.

5. take the fish dipped in egg and put this on the plate with poppy seeds/bread crumbs and turn it on both the sides till it is coated with bread crumbs/poppy seeds .

6. slide it into the cast iron skillet,you can put all the pieces together if the skillet fits all in one go,otherwise do them as per the space.Just make sure they do not overlap.

7. let it fry for 3-4 minutes on one side and then turn and do the other side.

8. The fish is ready when it turns crispy on the outside and is white and flaky on the inside.

8.serve it on a plate and put some lime juice and serve it with onion rings and green chutney if serving as an appetizer.


  1. Deliciously done..mouthwatering!!!

  2. Love the crispy fish fry and sure its a best side for curd rice...yummy...

  3. Very delicious and tempting fish.. looks awesome :)

  4. Glad to have discovered you,kavitha.My family loves fried fish and this looks awesome.Following you pronto!

  5. Love the marinade,tangy and spicy..super yum fish fry

  6. Nice!! Feels so Indian!!!


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