October 23, 2017

Fish Chilly with crushed peanuts

I am in India on vacation and I did crazily hope to see the rains. As luck would have it, rains were not so benevolent on me and decided to stay clear! The weather is definitely good but to witness rains would have simply been bliss. I still have time left and I hope to see the showers of blessings at some point.

It is hard to be on vacation and stay off food!So I am busy eating, at the same time hoping that I do not add kilos on the scale! (All of us know how hard that is right!!)

Anyways, here is a recipe to try. What makes it special is, as the name states the addition of ground peanuts!Try it to believe it!


  1. Fish - 400 gms
  2. Onions - 3 finely chopped
  3. Garlic - 2 tbsp finely chopped
  4. Green chilly - 3 to 4
  5. Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  6. Peanuts - a handful
  7. Soy Sauce -  2 tbsp
  8. Vinegar - 1 tbsp
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Vegetable oil
To marinate
  1. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  2. Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  3. Ginger- garlic paste - 1 tsp
  4. Soy Sauce- 1 tbsp
  5. Salt

  • Clean and pat dry the fish slices. Prepare a marinade of turmeric powder, pepper powder, ginger garlic paste, soy sauce and salt. Marinate the fish in this for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Roast and coarsely grind the peanuts in a mortar and pestle.
  • Shallow fry the fish in oil till crisp on both the sides. Drain excess oil on a kitchen towel.
  • In the same pan add the chopped garlic and fry for a minute. Add the onions and saute until it wilts.
  • Add slit green chillies and fry for another minute before adding in the pepper powder, vinegar, salt and soy sauce. Let this cook for a minute on low flame.
  • Toss in the fried fish along with the ground peanuts. Give it a good mix before turning off the flame.
You may also note
  1. Be careful while adjusting the salt level as soy sauce has salt in it already.

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