The essence of life is in keeping things simple. How many of you agree to this? With time becoming of essence with every passing day, I can’t but agree to this. There were times when I used to sit for hours deciding what to cook but now that phase has passed. I cook with what is in the fridge and what will help me put dinner on the table in the minimum possible time. I just need to ensure that my folks eat, and it is just simple food, nothing elaborate. Even though I have had that thought before too, it is becoming more of a necessity now. I am a very lazy mother to say the least, and most of the time I have never cooked breakfast. But the next working year, which starts next week, my girls are going to see a change in their timings which means that they leave an hour and a half after I leave for work, giving them enough time to have a breakfast and move out of the house. I have started training myself to get up and cook at least something simple every morning and HD is pleasantly surprised. I hope I can stick to the mojo and keep myself motivated…
Since I was talking about keeping things simple, today’s recipe is also really simple. Most of the time, I go for our style of frying fish but what do I do if I don’t have ginger garlic paste handy in my fridge? I then do this simple fish fry that won’t really take too much of time and tastes delicious enough. My girls aren’t fond of fish, but I make sure I still make fish on Saturday lunches, since that’s the only day I have a proper rice-curry-stir fry-fish lunch and I want to have it properly. Hehe… This fish fry is so simple that it gets ready in less that 10 minutes including frying if your fish size is small. Off to the recipe…
- 250 gm fish (I have used pomfret)
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- ½ tsp garam masala powder
- Salt to taste
- Oil for frying
- Clean the fish and pat dry.
- Combine the powders and salt and make a paste with a few drops of water.
- Add the fish in and toss well to coat.
- Set aside for 10 minutes.
- Heat oil in a frying pan and cook both sides for five minutes or till done.