Monday, April 25, 2016

Chettinad Vanjaram Meen Varuval / Chettinad Seer Fish Fry / Spicy Vanjaram Fish Fry

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Last weekend, I bought Vanjaram fish and prepared this spicy dish, by adapting the recipe from popular South Indian Chettinad cuisine. It turned out lipsmacking good and paired best with garma garam onion sambar and steamed rice. This yummy fish fry requires very few ingredients and can be prepared in a jiffy. Seer fish fry also known as king fish, vanjaram meen is one of the most famous and popular among fish fries in Indian restaurants. Lets see how to prepare this with this stepwise recipe..
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·         Vanjaram meen / Seer fish / King fish  -  ½ kg
·         Red chilly pwd                - 1 ½ tsp
·         Turmeric pwd                 - ¼ tsp
·         Ginger garlic paste         - 1 tsp
·         Coriander pwd                - 2 tsp
·         Cumin pwd                      - ½ tsp
·         Pepper pwd                     - ½ tsp
·         Lemon juice                    - 1 tsp
·         Thick tamarind paste -  2 to 3 tbsp
·         Fresh coriander leaves chopped -  2 tsp
·         Salt to taste
·         Oil to fry
seer fish fry
1.       Clean, wash and chop Vanjaram meen to thin slices.
2.      In a mixing bowl, make a paste of red chilly pwd, turmeric pwd, ginger garlic paste, salt, coriander pwd,cumin pwd, pepper pwd, lemon juice, thick tamarind paste and finely chopped coriander leaves.
3.      Add 1 tbsp of water and mix it to masala paste.
4.      Add the fish slices and coat it thoroughly.
5.      Allow to marinate for 2 hours or overnight.
6.      Heat oil in a frypan.
7.      When hot, place the marinated fish slices carefully and shallow fry.
8.      Drizzle oil to the sides.
9.      Once fish turns golden brown and crisp of edges, remove in kitchen tissue.
10.   Lipsmacking restaurant style vanjaram fish fry is ready.
seer fish fry
11.    Enjoy hot with steamed rice, sambar or rasam.


  1. Looks the flavours

  2. This is interesting! A cooked masala paste on fish... bookmarked!


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