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    Simple Barracuda Fish Fry / Sheela Fish Fry


    Fish fry is a comfort recipe and the best accompaniment/side-dish for Sambar rice, Rasam rice, Curd rice (click here for recipe) or rice with fish gravy (click here for recipes), prawn gravy (click here for recipe), crab gravy (click here for recipe) etc. I love it with rasam and rice (click here for recipe). I have used Barracuda (Sheela meen/Seela meen) a tasty sea water fish. You can use the same method of preparation for any other sea water or fresh water fish variety. They say that some fishes contain high levels of mercury that can be dangerous for the fetus/baby during pregnancy. So pregnant women are advised to avoid it but for others its a normal and nutritive food. Barracuda fishes are packed with omega-3-fatty acids and proteins and so its obviously good. Also this type of fish fry is so simple and easy to make that it uses only very few readily available ingredients and can be prepared in just minutes. Now, lets move on to the recipe.

    Tips for selecting fresh fishes for cooking; the fish scales should be shiny and the eyes look glossy not messed up also the gills should seem reddish. If not the fishes are stored ones.

    For my other versions of fish fry (click here)

    INGREDIENTS

    1. Barracuda / Sheela fish - 10 pieces
    2. Red chilli powder - 2 to 3 spoons
    3. Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
    4. Salt - As per taste
    5. Oil - For deep frying 

    PREPARATION METHOD

    • Wash fish pieces well in water (click here to know how to wash fish pieces properly).
    • Mix all the ingredients by adding a few drops of water, except oil and apply it on fish pieces and leave it aside for 15 minutes.
    • Heat oil in a wok/pan and shallow fry/deep fry them on high flame for 2 minutes until both the sides turns brownish. Do not over burn it.
    • Serve!!

    TIP 1: Do not over cook the fishes, because it will turn hard and lose its moisture content. So fry only for 2 minutes.

    TIP 2: You can use the same method for other fish varieties also, especially for sardines. 


    Lip-smacking Barracuda fish fry is now ready!! Serve with Sambar rice, Dal rice, Rasam rice or Curd rice!!

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    25 comments:

    1. wow this is so tempting and yummy!

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    2. I always make fried fish with sambar rice..
      Looks yummy...Sheela Fish..interesting name for a fish..LOL

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      1. He he he that's the Tamil name of Barracuda fish, we call it sheela or seela, but sheela seems to be like a lady name right..ha ha ha..

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    3. I appreciate your patience in explaining how to clean fishes. very nicely presented. well done Divya! Superb clicks!

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      1. Nice explanation, nice clicks and the fish looks very inviting!

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      2. Thank you so much Swasthi and thanks Gauri :)

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    4. Very inviting fish fry. Looks awesome, goes well with sambar rice or dal rice.

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      1. Thanks Sanoli, yeah it tastes good with Sambar or dal but I love it with rasam too :)

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    5. I miss fish, I haven't had fish for such a long time.. I need to start up again, this looks delicious!

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      1. So try this one Cathleen it sure tastes awesome :)

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    6. my god...am drooling here divya:) i used to have fish fry like snack before serving..hot fried fish is always heaven for me ;)Love this...

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      1. Hey Priya you are just like me!! I eat it like main course or snack too :) You know if my Mom makes this fish fry I always avoid rice and gravy, just this fry will do :) And thanks for the appreciation dear!!

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    7. Very simple and yummy recipe Divya! btw I love all of your chicken dishes as well! they are just too good :)

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      1. Oh wow thanks that was a great compliment :)

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    8. Well, I guess the dish has already become a hit ......... your creativity is genuine and amazing..... love it....
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