I love masala fish. The beautiful pairing of the crispy batter encases the flaky and succulent fish. Nothing tastes quite like it. I love my fish recipes whether it’s in a fish curry or tuna quesadillas. Fish basically goes with everything.
The best thing about this fish masala is that my kids also love it! No need to fight with them to get them to eat!
It is important that you pat the fish dry thoroughly as much as you can. This ensures that you get a crispy fish every time. A good method of ensuring fish is as dry as possible is to leave it in the refrigerator for a while, at least 30 minutes. This helps the fish to dry out.
I kept this recipe simple with no marination time. Usually, with fish, it is best not to marinate for too long as acidic marinades can cause the fish to break down. When you add the fish into the masala make sure you rub the masala into all the crevices of the fish.
This will ensure that the fish is properly coated, so you end up with a delicious batter coating the fish.
I like to use cod fish. Not only does it have numerous health benefits, but it tastes delicious as well. Other good fish species that I have used are haddock, pollock, and hake.
I usually fry this fish to get that authentic taste of takeaways. However, alternatively, you could bake it in a preheated oven at 230°C (445°F) gas mark 8 at the top of the oven for 20-25 minutes. It is crucial that you do not overbake this fish as otherwise, you will end up with dry fish and burnt batter. No one wants that!
This spicy masala fish recipe is a quick and fragrant appetiser perfect for any type of fish from cod to haddock to even salmon. If you want to make a healthy alternative fish masala recipe, then this fish masala recipe is even perfect for the oven.
This fish masala recipe will show you how to make fish masala with a spicy and crunchy coating and a soft and flaky inside. Fried flaky fish with a spicy masala. Authentic Indian flavours will be guaranteed. Each bite will make your mouth burst with flavours.
Serve this spicy fish masala with homemade naan and salad for a complete family dinner!
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Hi what fish did you use for this?