Simple Fish Fry (Kerala Style)

That was a long drive from Salt Lake City to Phoenix – Arizona , a visit to our friends house to celebrate Easter. 
An informative trip for me as , while on our way through the state of Arizona – saw some of 
 “Navajo Indians” – they are the federally recognized tribes of the United States , “Navajo language”  is spoken throughout the region , most of them would know to speak English as well. I had no idea till then about the lives of tribal people in US. 
The State with the Largest Navajo Populations are Arizona & New Mexico , they do mainly farming to earn their living.
As we were closer to the city of Phoenix – Arizona , those wild grown –  huge Cactus on the road sides were alarming.
Few of ‘ em bigger than a coconut tree 
I know I compare everything with  Kerala (My place)  and the things we see there most …
After the trip , my things to do list for the day / week is never ending  as we have to shift our house this weekend  &  so I stopped thinking about it and started with my favorite pass-time – updating my blog for the time being let me enjoy my recently attained addiction 🙂 
While during the lent , I craved for some fish …so I made it today, a simple and easy but very delicious Kerala Style fish fry 

Ingredients 

Fish – made it with Sear fish today , use any fish you like. – 4 to 6 pieces 
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chili Powder – 1/2 to 1 Tb Sp as per your preference (May use Paprika powder) 
Vinegar  – 2 Tbsp or else use Juice of 1 Lime 
Salt to taste 
Black Pepper Powder – 1/4 tsp (Optional- makes its extra spicy) 
A few Curry leaves crushed  & 1/2 tsp Ginger – Garlic paste – Optional  
Oil to fry 
Onion and Lime to Garnish (Optional) 
Method 
* Clean and cut the fish into any desirable shape 
* Sprinkle over the fish pieces – salt , turmeric powder , Red Chilli powder and Black Pepper Powder (If using) , rub these spices well on the fish slices,  add vinegar or Lime juice and mix everything well. 
(May add Crushed curry leaves and Ginger -Garlic paste (if using) I didn’t use it this time, 
 addition of the same makes it taste even better) 
* Keep this fish marinated for some time ( 10 minutes to 1 hour in the refrigerator) , may store this refrigerated till 3 days
*Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the same until both sides looks brown. (some people makes it crispy , make it crispy if using any small fishes with bones (like Sardines or Anchovies)  , usually for  fish with more flesh , frying it till just done is better) 
Garnish it with some sliced onion and lime. 
Some thing any Keralite would love to have ! 
And Picture of Pan seared Frog Legs 
  🙂 
We tried in a Sea food restaurant in Phoenix 
Tastes similar like Chicken but more juicy…. 
You know what while we were enjoying it , I purposely forgot how Frogs look like and what creepy things they eat.
They had another specialty dish in their restaurant with ” Alligator Meat ” 
But I just couldn’t keep myself from thinking about Alligators so didn’t dare to try it. 
Cheers
TN 

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