Sunday, November 25, 2012

Baked fish stuffed with eggs

A quick and simple baked fish served with stir fried veggies.I have baked this fish with little mustard oil and coated with bread- corn flakes crumbs..a healthier way to get crispy tasty fish. I have used mostly mild white fish like Pomfret with great results. Don't be scared by the number of ingredients it is mostly vegetables and herbs. Please adjust the spices, especially salt, to your taste. I have tried to post a balanced blend here but feel free to adjust mild, spicy, lower sodium etc...
Prep time: 40 mins
Cook time: 30-40 mins
Calories per serving: 256.8
Fat per serving: 3.2 g

  • 2 Medium sized Pomfret or any flat fish
  • 3 Hard boiled eggs
  • 1tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2-3 tsp Chilly powder
  • 1tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2tsp Mustard oil
  • 1/2tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1tsp Crushed black pepper
  • 3tsp Finely chopped coriander leaves
For stir fried vegetables
  • 2 Potato (cubed)
  • 1 Carrot ( cubed)
  • 10 Shallots
  • 4 Spring onion bulbs
  • 1 Green capsicum( diced)
  • 1 Red capsicum ( diced)
  • 1tsp Light soy sauce
  • 1tsp Pepper
  • 2tsp Olive oil
Cooking Directions
  1. Scale and clean the fish.The fish is served whole, so trim the fins and the tail portions first.
  2. Slit the stomach horizontally, carefully clean the stomach contents from the cavity,wash it thoroughly.
  3. Marinate the fish with turmeric,salt,lime juice and Mustard oil. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. After 2 hours,make the second marinade by mixing ginger-garlic paste,chilly powder and garam masala powder.
  5. Now apply this marinade to the the fish and leave it for 30 mins.
  6. In the meantime boil cubed potato,carrots and shallots till half done with little salt and keep aside.
  7. Preheat oven at 180 C/350 F" .
  8. Slice eggs and season it with pepper and salt.Sprinkle some fresh coriander and our stuffing is ready.
  9. Now Stuff the Pomfret with boiled egg slices
  10. Mix whole wheat bread crumbs with corn flakes crumbs
  11. Brush the fish with lightly beaten eggs and then sprinkle some white
  12. flour/maida, Dredge fillets in crumb mixture and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  13. Bake for 35 minutes or until fish is golden brown and the fins come off easily when pulled,its done. This will take 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of the fish.
  14. Toss red and green capsicum , spring onion bulbs and boiled vegetables with olive oil and soy sauce. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  15. Serve fish together with the vegetables.

Quick Sweet Beaten rice "Pachakajjaya"

Panchakajjaya is a must for every south indian puja.It is offered to god and then distributed among devotees.This beaten rice and popped rice panchakajjaya is splecialy prepared during Gana homa and during karthik masa in every temples.My amma(mother) used to prepare this on tulsipuja . If you are someone with an isstiable craving for sweets you definitely won't need a reason to cram down those calorie-rich sweet dishes.Your fitness regimen and low cal diet notwithstanding! As a teenager,i often embarked on culinary expeditions, whipping up those sweet items that required micro efforts,but gave macro gastronomical pleasure.So here is my all time favourite sweet dish kallailo povu ..sweet beaten rice.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 0
Total time: 10 mins

  • 2 cups Beaten rice/avalakki/poha ( thin)
  • 1 cup Popped rice/layi/aralu
  • 1 cup Jaggery
  • 1 1/2 cup Grated coconut
  • 1/2tsp Black sesame seeds/thil
  • 1/2tsp Cardamom powder
  • 2tsp Ghee ( optional)
Cooking Directions
  1. Roast black thil over low flame till you get nice aroma.
  2. Take a vessel add jaggery ,ghee and coconut,blend it well with your hand until jaggery melts completely and mixture becomes sticky add in all the remaining ingredients and serve.