My favorite fish: king fish, one of my favorite veggies: eggplant; having both together was purely a delicacy…

It’s already been a week since the New Year’s, before we know this year is going to end. Time is not going to pause for us, either we can go with the time or procrastinate, the choice is ours.

I’d a lovely weekend, on Saturday we went to the biggest Motorcycle show in North America. Ever since I was a kid I had a huge crush for motorcycles, I never used to let go the opportunity to ride with my cousins who had motorcycles. Now, my hubby has a motorcycle and he’s crazy about riding it too. Riding a motorcycle is so much fun than any other vehicle. As summer faded, our motorcycle has been sitting quietly in the garage. After going to the motorcycle show, I now have a better idea about the different kinds of motorcycle and how it looks and feels like as I did sit on most of them. There were a lof of choppers as well, some of them looked so kool and the designs on it were so incredible. On our way back we dined at Saravana bhavan, we had sambar vada, rasa vada and paper roast. It was so yummy that I wished if I had one more tummy.

Last night, for dinner I made this pan fried vinegar king fish with eggplant; It was more like a dry dish without gravy. Made a simple marinade, spread it on the king fish, pan fried it, made the eggplant roast and cooked the pan fried king fish in it. The fish along with the eggplant roast tasted so delicious. It was different and yummy.

Pan fried vinegar king fish with eggplant roast

Ingredients

  • King fish- 3 steaks
  • Oil- 3 to 4 tbsp, for pan frying fish
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig

For making marinade:

  • Kashmiri red chilly powder- 2 1/2 tsp (using more if you want it to be spicy)
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
  • Ground cumin- 1 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • White Vinegar- 3 tbsp, enough to make a smooth paste

For making eggplant roast:

  • Ginger,, chopped thin- 1 inch
  • Garlic, chopped thin- 3 cloves
  • Onion, cut thin long- 2, medium
  • Tomatoes, chopped-2
  • Eggplant, cut round- 1, american eggplant
  • Salt- if needed
  • White vinegar- 2 tbsp

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the ingredients mentioned above “for making marinade”, make a smooth paste.
  • Spread the marinade on the king fish steak and marinate it for 30 minutes.
  • Place a large non-stick pan, add enough oil for pan frying, about 3 to 4 tbsp.
  • Add the curry leaves into the oil.
  • Place the marinated king fish on the pan and pan fry till both sides turn golden brown in color.
  • Add some water to the bowl in which the fish was marinated, combine the leftover marinade in the bowl with water and keep it aside.
  • Remove the pan fried king fish from the pan and keep aside.
  • To the same pan used for pan frying fish (if oil is needed, add 1 tbsp of oil) add the chopped ginger and garlic, saute till it turns golden.
  • Add onions and a little salt, saute till the onions turns golden brown in color.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook till it has mashed up.
  • Add the eggplants to the pan.
  • Add the marinade combined with water to the pan, combine well and cook covered till the eggplants have cooked well and turns into a roast like mixture.
  • Have a taste, add more salt or chilly powder if needed.
  • Place the pan fried king fish into the eggplant mixture, cover the fish with the eggplant mixture.
  • Pour 2 tbsp of vinegar on to the fish and eggplant mixture.
  • Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, keep covered for sometime.
  • While serving, place the pan fried king fish on a plate and spread the eggplant mixture around the fish.
  • Serve with rice or roti.

 

Pan Fried Vinegar King Fish with Eggplant Roast
 
Ingredients
  • King fish- 3 steaks
  • Oil- 3 to 4 tbsp, for pan frying fish
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
For making marinade:
  • Kashmiri red chilly powder- 2½ tsp (using more if you want it to be spicy)
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Ground cumin- 1 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • White Vinegar- 3 tbsp, enough to make a smooth paste
For making eggplant roast:
  • Ginger,, chopped thin- 1 inch
  • Garlic, chopped thin- 3 cloves
  • Onion, cut thin long- 2, medium
  • Tomatoes, chopped-2
  • Eggplant, cut round- 1, american eggplant
  • Salt- if needed
  • White vinegar- 2 tbsp
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients mentioned above "for making marinade", make a smooth paste.
  2. Spread the marinade on the king fish steak and marinate it for 30 minutes.
  3. Place a large non-stick pan, add enough oil for pan frying, about 3 to 4 tbsp.
  4. Add the curry leaves into the oil.
  5. Place the marinated king fish on the pan and pan fry till both sides turn golden brown in color.
  6. Add some water to the bowl in which the fish was marinated, combine the leftover marinade in the bowl with water and keep it aside.
  7. Remove the pan fried king fish from the pan and keep aside.
  8. To the same pan used for pan frying fish (if oil is needed, add 1 tbsp of oil) add the chopped ginger and garlic, saute till it turns golden.
  9. Add onions and a little salt, saute till the onions turns golden brown in color.
  10. Add the tomatoes and cook till it has mashed up.
  11. Add the eggplants to the pan.
  12. Add the marinade combined with water to the pan, combine well and cook covered till the eggplants have cooked well and turns into a roast like mixture.
  13. Have a taste, add more salt or chilly powder if needed.
  14. Place the pan fried king fish into the eggplant mixture, cover the fish with the eggplant mixture.
  15. Pour 2 tbsp of vinegar on to the fish and eggplant mixture.
  16. Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  17. Remove the pan from the heat, keep covered for sometime.
  18. While serving, place the pan fried king fish on a plate and spread the eggplant mixture around the fish.
  19. Serve with rice or roti.