Preparation / Directions:
Wash the fish and dry on absorbent paper. Cut into 1 inch squares. If
using frozen fish, defrost it thoroughly and dry on absorbent paper before
Add the salt to the ginger and garlic and crush to a smooth pulp. In a
small bowl, mix together the ginger/garlic pulp, cumin, coriander, garam
masala, chilli powder and tandoori colour or tomato puree mix. Add the
lemon juice and water and mix thoroughly. Keep aside.
Heat the oil over medium heat in a non stick or cast iron frying pan.
Dust each piece of fish in the seasoned flour and put in the hot oil in a
single layer, leave plenty of room in the pan. Fry for 5 minutes, 2 1/2
minutes on each side, and drain on absorbent paper. Return all the fish
to the pan.
Hold a sieve over the pan and pour the liquid spice mixture into it.
Press with the back of a metal spoon until the mixture in the sieve looks
dry and very coarse; discard this mixture.
Stir gently and cook over medium heat until the fish is fully coated with
the spices and the liquid dries up. Remove from heat and serve.