I still can’t believe it’s been a whole year since Angie, the brilliant Novice Gardener came up with the genius idea of Friday Fiesta! A super-fun, virtual linky-palooza that has become the perfect soiree to start off the weekend 😀
Angie has managed to create such a warm, inviting atmosphere at this jamboree that many of us have become regulars and also found some really wonderful friends. It is also a wonderful place for newbies to get the word out about their blogs and find inspiration from other bloggers who have been around for a bit longer.
But most of all, it is a lot of fun! Mingling with other bloggers, looking at what everyone has brought to the party, trying some of those things out yourselves, learning something new… isn’t that what blogging is all about
Back to the anniversary special: To celebrate event as wonderful as this, the anniversary is being celebrated over 2 weeks 😀 Yay! Part 1 is all about starting the party off right: with drinks and appetizers!
So, this is what I have brought to this super-special shindig: A delicacy from my home-town, Mumbai, called Fish Koliwada. ‘Koli’ are the fisher-folk of Mumbai. ‘Koliwada’ means a colony of kolis. There are several areas in Mumbai designated Koliwada, since there are of course a lot of fishing villages across the Mumbai coastline.
Now the kolis are a passionate and jolly lot. And their food shows it. Lot of seafood (duh!) laced with a myriad of spices. No half-measures, no holds barred. Simple yet robust. Just like this fish koliwada; chunks of fleshy white fish marinated in a lovely medley of spices and fried to perfection.
Utterly delicious, easy to prepare and can be made for a crowd without breaking a sweat. If you love seafood, you will love this lip-smacking appetizer. I hope Angie and this week’s lovely co-hosts Hilda @Along The Grapevine and Julianna @Foodie On Board enjoy these delectable bites 😀
Here’s the recipe.
500 grams Fleshy White Fish or jumbo Prawns (I used Pangasius)
1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
100 grams Chickpeas Flour
½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
½ teaspoon freshly ground Ginger paste
½ teaspoon freshly ground Garlic paste
½ teaspoon Garam Masala
½ teaspoon Cumin powder
Juice of half a Lime
½ teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
Salt as per taste
Oil to pan-fry
Clean and wash the fish and cut into bite-sized pieces.
Add all the above ingredients to the fish, mix to coat and leave to marinate for about 30 minutes.
Pan fry the fish pieces in oil on medium flame till it turns reddish-brown in colour.
Squeeze lime juice over the pieces and serve hot.