Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mackarel or Pomfret Rechieo Fry

My Friend Vanessa's Mum makes the best Rechieo Fish I ever tasted..While Schooling I always relished her fish rechiad fry whenever I visited her home at lunch time..  this is my version of rechieo.


6 Mackarels or Pomfrets
2-5tbsp Oil for frying
Semolina(Rawa) Optional for coating
Ingredients for Rechieo Paste
12/15 Kashmiri Chillies or 2tbsp chilly powder
1tsp Cumin Seeds(Jeera)
2tbsp Garlic Paste
1" Ginger
1tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Small Onion
1tsp Oil
Lemon sized Tamarind Ball(soaked for 10 Min's in 2tbsp water)
1/2tsp sugar optional
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder or Handful of fresh Coriander leaves
4tbsp Vinegar or 2tbsp Lemon Juice
A pinch of White Pepper Powder
(Grind the above ingredients for recheio/rechiad paste with vinegar mentioned in recipe use as little water as possible)


Clean and descale fish  using top part of the fillet knife's (the dull part) blade and scrape from tail to gill. This is the easiest way to descale,remove gills, pull-out all organs from inside the fish. Its my personal taste to cut the head off the fish. Apply salt to the fish and leave it for 10 mins .Wash the fish clean under running water.
Next pat dry the fish.Using sharp knife slit the fish lenghtwise ,keeping the center bone intact and the two halves joined on one side
Now fill the mackerel with generous amount of rechieo paste and rub ample amount of paste outside too .Dip the fish in semolina/rawa ,coat the fish thoroughly .Heat oil in a flat pan and shallow fry the fish on both sides till evenly brown.Serve hot with Rice  & Fish Curry.

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