Kane/Lady fish fry is something new that I tasted at mangalore. This recipe is prepared two ways with a spicy wet masala paste on top or the crispy version which is an excellent starter.
To achieve the taste and texture its all in the masala. Freshly ground spicy bafat masala is smeared over the fish and is cooked with in few hours of marination its simply superb...:)
500 Grams Kane (Lady Fish)
1/2 Cup Rice Flour
3 Tbsp Fish Fry or Kabab masala
2 Tbsp Egg White
1 Cup Semolina
1 Pinch Asafoetida Powder
1 Tbsp Chilly Powder
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying
Bafat Masala Recipe Please Click Here.
I get my fish cleaned and ready to go from the fish stall itself. once I get it home I need to wash it thoroughly and drain the excess water using a colander and start preparing.
Once the fish is clean add the bafat masala, fish fry masala, salt and egg white smear the masala over the fish and allow to marinate for 1/2 hour before use.
Place a pan with oil on medium heat.
In a large plate add the semolina, rice flour, chilly powder and 1 tsp salt mix well and reserve.
Take the fish one by one and roll in semolina.
Drop the fish in hot oil and start shallow frying until both sides turn crispy and the fish is cooked. please cook the fish on low to medium flame it would take 10 minutes to fry each batch.
Once the fish turns crispy and looks cooked drain the excess oil and place on a tissue or kitchen towel serve hot with lemon wedges and toasted curry leaves and chilly flakes...Enjoy...:)