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Fried Fish Dabbawalla (Ocean Perch and Curried Noodles)
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20 INGREDIENTS • 12 STEPS • 40MINS

Fried Fish Dabbawalla (Ocean Perch and Curried Noodles)

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This dish pays respects to the dabbawalla system I learned about while in India. The creamy pasta, seasoned crispy fried fish, topped with a cool mint yogurt create a wonderfully spiced and balanced dish full of flavor.
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This dish pays respects to the dabbawalla system I learned about while in India. The creamy pasta, seasoned crispy fried fish, topped with a cool mint yogurt create a wonderfully spiced and balanced dish full of flavor.
40MINS
Total Time
$5.20
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
2
US / Metric
Fried Fish
Ocean Perch Fillet
1.3 lb
Ocean Perch Fillets
Buttermilk
as needed
Cayenne Pepper
to taste
Cayenne Pepper
Garam Masala
to taste
Ground Turmeric
to taste
Kosher Salt
to taste
Peanut Oil
as needed
Peanut Oil
or Neutral-Flavored Oil
Pasta
Onion
1
Medium Onion, julienned
Ghee
2 Tbsp
Tomato Paste
2 Tbsp
Tomato Paste
Garam Masala
1/2 Tbsp
Heavy Cream
2 cups
Heavy Cream
Fresh Cilantro
2 Tbsp
Pasta
10 oz
Cooked Pasta
For Serving
Plain Yogurt
to taste
Plain Yogurt
Fresh Mint
to taste
Chopped Fresh Mint
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
1941
Fat
99.3 g
Protein
70.1 g
Carbs
182.4 g
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step 1
Cut the Ocean Perch Fillets (1.3 lb) into 3 to 4 oz pieces.
step 1 Cut the Ocean Perch Fillets (1.3 lb) into 3 to 4 oz pieces.
step 2
Marinate the fish in Buttermilk (as needed) overnight.
step 2 Marinate the fish in Buttermilk (as needed) overnight.
step 3
In a bowl, add All-Purpose Flour (1 cup), Cayenne Pepper (to taste), Garam Masala (to taste). Ground Turmeric (to taste), Madras Curry Powder (to taste), and Kosher Salt (to taste). Mix well.
step 3 In a bowl, add All-Purpose Flour (1 cup), Cayenne Pepper (to taste), Garam Masala (to taste). Ground Turmeric (to taste), Madras Curry Powder (to taste), and Kosher Salt (to taste). Mix well.
step 4
Dredge the marinated fish in the spice mixture.
step 4 Dredge the marinated fish in the spice mixture.
step 5
Fill a pot with enough Peanut Oil (as needed) to cover the fish, and heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
step 5 Fill a pot with enough Peanut Oil (as needed) to cover the fish, and heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
step 6
Fry the fish in batches until nearly cooked through, then remove and place on a plate covered with paper towels. The carry-over heat will finish cooking the fish.
step 6 Fry the fish in batches until nearly cooked through, then remove and place on a plate covered with paper towels. The carry-over heat will finish cooking the fish.
step 7
Sauté the Onion (1) in Ghee (2 Tbsp) until translucent.
step 8
Add Tomato Paste (2 Tbsp), Madras Curry Powder (2 Tbsp), Ground Turmeric (1 Tbsp), Garam Masala (1/2 Tbsp), and Kosher Salt (to taste). Sauté until fragrant.
step 8 Add Tomato Paste (2 Tbsp), Madras Curry Powder (2 Tbsp), Ground Turmeric (1 Tbsp), Garam Masala (1/2 Tbsp), and Kosher Salt (to taste). Sauté until fragrant.
step 9
Mix in the Heavy Cream (2 cups) and then add the Fresh Cilantro (2 Tbsp). Simmer for 1 minute.
step 9 Mix in the Heavy Cream (2 cups) and then add the Fresh Cilantro (2 Tbsp). Simmer for 1 minute.
step 10
Mix in the Pasta (10 oz). Once done, check and adjust the texture and seasoning as desired.
step 10 Mix in the Pasta (10 oz). Once done, check and adjust the texture and seasoning as desired.
step 11
Mix the Plain Yogurt (to taste) and Fresh Mint (to taste) together.
step 12
Plate the pasta, then top with the fish and mint yogurt. Serve warm.
step 12 Plate the pasta, then top with the fish and mint yogurt. Serve warm.
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Date Night
Fish
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Meals for Two
Indian
Pasta
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