Pearl Spot Fish Tawa Fry | Kalundar Talaley ( Konkani )

Karimeen /Pearl spot fish or Kalundar (Konkani) is found in backwaters of most Coastal Belts. This fish is in great demand in restaurants and people love the Fry and banana leaf steamed variation. Karimeen fry is a delicacy in most of all Coastal regions. The pearl spot fish is marinated in a mixture spicy masala and then shallow fried using coconut oil.

 Ingredients
    • 6 cleaned Pearl spot fish
    • 4-5 strands of finely chopped curry leaves

    Making of masale paste by mixing the below ingredients :

    • 4 tbsp Kasmiri red chilli powder
    • 2 tbsp fresh ginger-garlic paste
    • 1 lemon juice
    • 1 tsp pepper powder
    • 1 tsp ajwain powder (powder it using pestle & motar)
    • 1 tsp coriander powder
    • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
    • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
    • 2 tbsp rice powder ( this helps masala to bind along fish and makes the fry crispy, you can also add corn flour / maida )
    • salt to taste

    ( Note: Tsp (Teaspoons) is different from Tbsp (Tablespoons)., 1 Tablespoon = 3 Teaspoons.)

 Method
  • Pearl Spot Fish Tawa Fry | Kalundar Talaley ( Konkani ) Method-1

    Cut the fish and clean well. Make even slits around the abdominal area.


  • Pearl Spot Fish Tawa Fry | Kalundar Talaley ( Konkani ) Method-2

    Add some freshly fine chops of Curry leaves to the ground past. You can also add some fine freshly chopped garlic too. This adds to the flavor of the fish

  • Pearl Spot Fish Tawa Fry | Kalundar Talaley ( Konkani ) Method-3

    Apply the masale paste well to the fish. Keep aside for marination for 10 minutes. You can also keep for more time. It tastes better when marinated for long interval.

  • Pearl Spot Fish Tawa Fry | Kalundar Talaley ( Konkani ) Method-4

    Heat some coconut oil in tawa and fry the finsh under medium to low flame. each side can be fried for 3-5 minutes.

  • Pearl Spot Fish Tawa Fry | Kalundar Talaley ( Konkani ) Method-5

    You can see how well the fish is roasted in tawa.

  • Pearl Spot Fish Tawa Fry | Kalundar Talaley ( Konkani ) Method-6

    Serve along meals with some lemon wedges.

  • Pearl Spot Fish Tawa Fry | Kalundar Talaley ( Konkani ) Method-7
  • Pearl Spot Fish Tawa Fry | Kalundar Talaley ( Konkani ) Method-8


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