The fantastic Sriram Aylur, chef at The Quilon in London has shared this Curry Leaf and Lentil Crushed Fish recipe in support of the Big Curry Night In.
Serves 4 people
400 g or 8 Tilapia or Pomfret (fillet)
Juice of 2 lemons
Salt to taste
For the curry leaf lentil powder:
50 g Curry Leaves
20g Gram Lentil ( Chana Dal)
5 g Black Pepper
10g Whole Coriander
10g Whole Jeera
5g Dry Red Chilli
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
Oil to Fry
Marinate the fish with Lemon Juice, Salt and Turmeric and Keep aside.
Meanwhile -Heat Coconut oil in a pan.
Temper it with Jeera
Add Chana Dal and Sautee till it starts changing colour.
Now add, black pepper,coriander,red chillies and Sauté them till it changes colour add curry leaves and sauté until it turns crisp remove in a tray and cool.
Dry grind to a fine powder.
Dust the Fish with curry Leaf and Lentil powder. Heat little oil in a pan or Tawa and cook the Fish for 1-2 minutes each.
Serve Hot with Mango Chutney.
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