India is a country with vast coastlines and many rivers flowing through it. There is an abundance of sea food variety available in the markets and everyone love fresh fish either made into a curry or fried. Each fish has its own flavor and texture and that is the reason why fish is so popular. Fish is not only tasty, but healthy too. Fish is a rich source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids which keeps our heart and brain healthy.
Fish is often called as "BRAIN FOOD". It is high in Protein and Vitamin D. There is a great diversity found across India when it comes to making the same fish. Here we have a wide variety of Fish Curry and Fish Fry Recipes, that you can relish for your everyday meals or you can also prepare them for your house parties or family get together.
Most people in the state of Bengal, Kerala, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Assam have a love affair with Seafood. Bengalis love fish and since they have many rivers flowing across the state , you will find a wide variety of fresh water fish like the Hilsa, which is most loved by Bengalis and is made on special occasions. Rohu is another variety of river fish which is mostly served on special occasions and weddings.
Bengali Style Hilsa Fish In Poppy Seeds & Yogurt Curry Recipe and Ilish Er Tel Jhol Recipe are flavourful fish curries that goes well with hot Steamed Rice. Kumro Patai Ilish is a traditional Bengali way of cooking Hilsa in a pumpkin leaf. The fish is marinated with mustard and other spice paste, wrapped in a pumpkin leaf or banana leaf and then pan fried. Bengali Bhetki Macher Paturi Recipe is a Bengali Style Barramundi Fish Recipe where the fish is cooked in a banana leaf parcel.
Other than Bengalis, even Parsi love their Fish. Patra Ni Machi is a very popular Parsi dish in which fish is smeared with generous amount of green chutney and then wrapped in banana leaf and then steam cooked. Cooking fish in banana leaf adds more flavour to the fish and makes it succulent and tasty.
When it comes to North Indian Fish Recipes, Amritsari Fish Fry Recipe, Fish Tikka Masala Skewer Recipe, Hariyali Tawa Fish Fry Recipe are the most loved Fish Fry Recipes. Amritsari Fish Gravy Recipe, Fish Tikka Masala Gravy Recipe, Mughlai Fish Curry Recipe and Lagan Ki Machli Recipe - Delicious Pomfret Curry are great North Indian Fish Gravy Recipe options that you must try.
If you're looking for some spicy South Indian Fish Fry Recipes, then try Spicy Chettinad Fish Fry Recipe or Meen Varuthathu Recipe - Kerala Style Fish Fry. Chettinad cuisine is known for its spices and if you like a nice spicy and tangy Fish Curry Recipe then look no further and try the Restaurant Style Chettinad Style Fish Curry Recipe or the Chettinad Sura Meen Kuzhambu Recipe (Shark Fish Curry).
Chettinad Recipes usually use Tamarind water as the souring agent for their Fish Curry. In Kerala, Kokum is used as the souring agent. Kokum or kodampuli has a deep earthy flavour which makes the Fish Curry lip smackingly good. Nadan Meen Kari is traditional Kerala recipe which uses kodampuli or Malabar tamarind. Kokum has many health benefits and is recommended by Ayurveda. It enhances the flavours of coconut based Fish curries. Apart from tamarind and kokum or kodampuli other souring agents like raw mango is also used.
Goans eat fish as their staple food. Though Goan food is influenced by the colonizers, there are some authentic and delicious recipes like the Goan Fish Curry that are hard to resist. Goan Rava Fried Fish is a must and is served at the most occasions on the side of a Goan meal.
Here are a few tips to buy a fresh fish:
- If you are going to a local store, ask them about their ''Fresh Catch Of The Day'.There are two types, Fresh and Frozen. Fresh Fish always tastes better.
- Always look for firm shiny flesh. If any part of the fish looks stale, do not buy it.
- Fresh Fish should not have bad fish smell, it should actually have the odor of the ocean - such as a fresh ocean breeze.
- If the head of the Fish is on, the eyes should be clear and not cloudy. If whole, the fish should be pink or red and wet, not dry.
- While cutting the fish if the flesh separates, it is not fresh.
Try our amazing and mouth watering Fish Curry Recipes and Fish Fry Recipes made of various kinds of fish From across India and satisfy your taste buds.
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