Tilapia has become a part of our regular diet. I like to bake it with some herbs and oil, shallow fry it or cook in a spicy, tangy Indian curry. The texture of this fish holds really well with any of the recipes I have tries do far. The best part is that it does not have a fishy smell or taste if using fresh.
This recipe was created using ingredients I thought would go well with this fish and I was absolutely satisfied and pleased with the result. This is a super easy recipe that can be made in no time and is sure to become a part of your weekly quick-fix meal.
This fish fry is a perfect crowd pleaser and can be served as an appetizer or entrée. I tried the leftovers in a wrap and they were really delicious.
Try out this recipe with tilapia or any other fish of your choice!
Recipe Servings: 3-4 Time: 45 minutes
1 lb. Tilapia filet, fresh
Oil to shallow fry
3-4 cloves garlic
1 tsp. Yellow mustard seeds
½ tsp. black mustard seeds
½ Tbsp. dry mint leaves
4 green chilies
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. tomato puree
1 tsp. coriander powder
¼ tsp. garam masala
½ tsp. chaat masala
Salt to taste
- Cut tilapia into small pieces.
- Grind ginger, garlic, mustard seeds and green chilies into a paste, using very little water.
- Add all other ingredients and the paste in a bowl and coat the fish pieces in it.
- Cover and let it marinade for 30-45 minutes.
- Heat a gridle or non-stick pan.
- Brush it with some oil.
- Add marinated fish and let them sear on medium-high heat. Turn and cook the other side.
- It takes about 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the fillet.
- Squeeze some fresh lime juice on them.
- Serve with mint chutney and sliced red onions!