Serves 4 as a snack
Tali Machli (Spicy Fried Fish) is a popular street food snack eaten all over India but is especially popular in coastal Maharashtra. It’s lightly spiced so you don’t need a sauce, which makes it ideal for eating on the move, but it’s also delicious with your favourite chutney or pickle.
What you need…
• 500g white fish, skinned and cut into four, even-sized fillets
• 60g gram flour
• 40g rice flour
• 10 Tablespoons oil
• 0.5 teaspoon mustard seeds
• 1 teaspoon garlic paste
• 1 teaspoon ginger paste
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice (or white wine vinegar)
• 0.5 teaspoon turmeric
• 0.5 teaspoon chilli flakes
• 0.5 teaspoon salt
How to make it…
1. Pat the fish fillets dry with a paper towel.
2. Mix the marinade ingredients together to form a thick paste and rub it over the fillets. Leave for 1 hour.
3. Cover the fillets in the gram flour then in the rice flour, ensuring all parts are well covered.
4. Heat the oil to a medium-high heat in a wide, pan, add the mustard seeds and fry for 30 seconds.
5. Add the fillets and shallow fry until the fish is cooked through and the batter crisp (about 3 minutes on each side).
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