Fish is a mainstay in Kerala and this is a common way to prepare it. Use any firm fish here, such as tilapia, salmon, trout or basa. Serve with steamed rice.
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500g fish, cut into pieces
3 small red onions or shallots
2 dry red chillies
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
Method Prep:10min › Cook:10min › Extra time:1hr › Ready in:1hr20min
Place peeled onion or shallot into a food processor along with the chillies, chilli powder, turmeric and salt. Process till a smooth paste forms. Transfer to a bowl or shallow dish.
Add the fish pieces to the onion mixture and toss to coat. Cover with cling film and marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.
Heat oil in a deep fryer or heavy saucepan. Once hot, add the fish pieces one at a time, taking care not to overcrowd the pan. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes, till browned and firm. Remove and drain on kitchen paper; repeat with remaining fish.