Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fish Manchurian

              Manchurians is a type of Chinese Indian dish. Manchurians are made of Chicken, Fish, Cauliflower, Prawns etc. In this dish we don't use any masalas or spices. Lets check my Fish manchurian recipe.

1. Fish fillets - 6 to 7 pieces(I used Salmon)
2. Capsicum - 2
3. Chopped ginger
4. Finely chopped garlic
5. Egg - 1
6. Greenchili
7. Soya sauce
8. Chili sauce
9. Onion - 1
10. Tomato sauce( very  much optional)
11. Oil
12. Corn starch - 4 to 5 tsp
13. Salt to taste


               First take the Fish fillets in a bowl, add salt, but I didn't add salt here because Salmon itsself is bit salty. So excluding salt I added the Egg, 1 tsp of soya sauce and 1-2 tsp of the corn starch. Mix everything together so that the Fish is completely coated with the paste. Now keep this marination in the fridge for atleast 30-45 minutes.

               By the time marination is going on, we'll prepare the gravy. Dice the onions into small square pieces and the capsicums also the same way. Giner, Garlic and greenchili should be finely chopped. When the marination is done we have to fry the fish and keep aside to cool down before preparing the gravy or sauce. I don't deep fry  the marinated fish, just shallow fries it. But usually in restaurants they deep fry the fish, I guess. Anyways it depends whether to deep fry or shallow fry, no much difference it taste though. I prefer shallow fry.  So take a frying pan and shallow fry the marinated fish till both the sides becomes golden brown. Keep  the fried fish aside to cool down.

              Next will make the gravy. Take a skillet, pour little oil. First put the chopped ginger and garlic . Let it cook for few seconds and then add the Onions. Saute it till it becomes partially transparent. Now add the capsicum . Next to the remaining corn starch add little water and make it a liquid. So now add half of this to the skillet and mix nicely, so that the corn starch finely coates all the ingredients. Next add  1tsp of soy sauce and 1 tsp of the chili sauce. If we are using tomato sauce then it can be added at this point. Cook all this for some 2 minutes on medium flame. Now add the fried Fish into the gravy and also pour the remaining corn starch liquid into the skillet. We can also add little pepper powder to it. Mix everything and let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Keep on stiring at intervals. In between check for the salt, if its less we can add some more. Finally add the chopped greenchili. Don't add any extra water into the preparation, as manchurian's taste good if its dry. Now after 3 minutes of cooking our Fish manchurian is ready to be served. It goes good with Fried rice, Rice, Roti, Naans etc. Hope all of you will like it.

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