Fried Fish Indian Style

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(Photo by v i p e z/Flickr)


500 g/1 lb firm white fish fillets
3 tablespoons plain (all-purpose) flour
3 tablespoons besan (chick pea flour)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
oil for frying
1 egg, well beaten


Wash and dry fish fillets. Mix flour, besan, salt, garam masala and turmeric together. Heat oil in wok or karhai (deep frying pan) until smoking hot. Dip fish fillets into beaten egg then lightly coat with flour mixture. Fry quickly until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately with boiled rice and accompaniments.

Recipe excerpted from Encyclopedia of Asian Food by Charmaine Solomon (Periplus Editions, 1998)