Normally we use King fish for fries, but this time we tried Sheela or Seela. This is how is called in Tamil, I thought this is referred as Barracuda, when I looked up google, what came was a very ferocious one than the meek one I saw in my Kitchen the other day. So I guess I got to settle with just Sheela for now. This is a long and slender fish and I heard Amma saying that this is river fish not really sure. English name for this fish is most welcome. Next time I make this, I will take a photo for reference – there my conscience is clear, I guess I can go ahead with what we did to the poor fish.
Once upon a time when I used to eat non veg, fish fry was my favorite. Keralites get their beautiful hair and eye lashes because of fish consumption. Fish in general is very good for health…well that’s what makes me force my daughter eat it at very chance. But its a big task making her eat what with the bones. When we cook King fish there is not much hassle, got to know that Sheela was tastier that that.
For this I chose just simple ingredients,
Simple Fish Fry
- 1/2 kg – Sheela fish
- 3 tsp – Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp – Turmeric Powder
- Salt to taste
- Lemon (optional)
- Cooking Oil for frying
Method to prepare:
- Clean the fish and make slits on the fish.
- Apply chili powder, turmeric powder, salt. Sprinkle lemon juice if required. Keep aside for 10 mins.
- Heat oil and deep fry the fish one by one. If you want the fish to be long and not cut in middle, shallow fry in a pan with oil. This way you can have your fish in tact.