We got some fresh line-caught tuna steaks from the market yesterday and they just looked gorgeous. I am no good at preparing fish dishes and even worse at eating them, so Ro takes care of fishy stuff. This is what he did to the steak.
Tuna Steaks or any fish fillet, for that matter- 2 large (approx. 100 gms each)
Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp
Kashmiri chilli pwd- 3 tsp
Turmeric pwd- 1/4 tsp
Pepper pwd- 1 tsp
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Lime juice- 2 tsp
Salt- to taste
Oil- 2 tbs
Onion - 1/2 an onion cut into rings.
Mix all the ingredients in the 'to marinate' section and make a paste. Spread this mix onto the tuna steaks and keep refrigerated for atleast an hour.
In a frying pan, heat the oil and fry the onions till they become brown. Remove and keep aside. In the same pan fry the fish till it becomes brown on either sides. Put the onion rings back into the pan (you can also add some curry leaves at this point) and give a final mix. Serve hot with rice.
Note: Ro's spice tolerance level is really low and so this one lacks a bit in spice. You can jazz it up with some chilli pwd.
If you fry it in coconut oil, it would be an authentic mallu fish fry.