Posted by Annita on July 5, 2006
|Keralites are mostly seafood lovers.In my home,everyday there will be some or other seafood item. This Fish Packet is an amazing snack,that i would rather die for.Believe me,it won’t disappoint your taste buds.
A not- to- be missed recipe from my Amma’s treasured recipe collection..
|For the rolls :
Maida – 2 cup
Eggs – 2
Pepper Powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Water – as needed
|For the filling :
Fish cut into small pieces-1/2 kg
(Use fish which has less bones.If you can use any fillets ,that’ll be well and fine.I’ve used Tilapia fillets for this one)
Grated ginger – 2 tsp
Chopped Garlic – 2 tsp
Chopped Green Chillies – 4
(Use it according to the spice level)
Chopped Curry leaves – a few
Chopped Onion – 1 medium sized
Chopped Tomato – 1 medium sized
Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves – 1tsp.
Salt – As needed
|Other Ingredients :
Bread Crumbs – As needed
Oil – For Deep Frying
|To Prepare Filling:
Take a pan with 1/4 cup of water in it.Add fish pieces along with salt,1/2 tsp of ginger,1/2 tsp of garlic and 1 chopped green chilly.Cover it and cook till done in medium heat.If necessary ,add water little by little.Drain it and allow it to cool.
When it is cooled well,seperate the bones from the fish pieces.Now the boneless fish pieces has to be chopped fine.(This step can be made easier if you use boneless fish fillets)Keep aside.Heat oil in a pan,and add chopped onion,chopped curry leaves,rest of ginger, garlic,and green chillies into it.Saute it till onions turn translucent.Stir in turmeric powder,pepper powder and red chilly powder into it.Now add chopped tomato and salt and saute it till dry.Mix in the cooked fish and coriander leaves into the prepared masala.Simmer it for 2-3 mts stirring continuously.Note that the filling should be made dry.
|To Prepare Rolls:
Beat the eggs well and add maida,salt and pepper powder into it.Mix it well by adding necessary water.The batter should be made in thin consistency.(It should be made thinner than the dosa batter and if you pour it on a tawa,it should spread by itself.You are not supposed to use a ladle to spread it on the tawa).
Heat a non stick pan and apply little oil on it evenly just like you do to prepare dosas.Now pour a ladle of batter into the pan and allow it to spread by itself by rotating the pan.The rolls should be made thin,otherwise it can break while rolling.Again no need to use the ladle to spread the batter.Cook it for few minutes and then turn the pan over and let the roll fall into a plate or a newspaper.No need to turn and cook the other side of the roll.
Just like this,prepare as many rolls as you wish.Reserve 1/2 cup of batter .
Spread a little maida on a flat surface and place each roll on it,such that well browned side is facing down.Put one tablespoonfull of filling near an end.
Fold adjacent ends inwards.
Then roll it over as shown in the picture.
The ends can be sticked together using the maida batter reserved earlier.Now dip each roll in the left over maida batter and then in the bread crumbs.Now the fish packets are reday to be fried.
|Deep fry them in the oil and serve with Onion-Tomato Salad or with Ketchup.
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|Posted by Annita|