How to make Tallela Masalyatla Sarga -

Spicy Black Pomfret Fry.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Konkan Cookbook.

Main Ingredients : Black pomfret, Ginger (अदरक)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Tallela Masalyatla Sarga

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

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Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Tallela Masalyatla Sarga Recipe

  • Black pomfret cut into darnes 1 large

  • Ginger 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind pulp 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Oil,shallow fry

  • Rice flour 1/2 cup


Step 1

Marinate the fish with ginger paste, garlic paste and salt and let it stand for half an hour preferably in a refrigerator. Mix together tamarind pulp, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.

Step 2

Apply the above mixture to the fish and let it stand for at least ten minutes.

Step 3

Heat oil in a pan. Roll the fish pieces in rice flour and shallow fry in moderately hot oil till done. Drain onto an absorbent paper. Serve hot.

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