Cumin Rice and Masala Fried Tilapia



There are days when i dont wanna "really cut and chop and cook anything"; but i crave for something home made. Thats when this combo comes to the rescue and trust me its so quick to make without any cutting and chopping, that you dont feel like you really have been in the kitchen. I really did not like the taste of the cumin, but slowly started liking it and adding to my recipes. Its so good that i have no clue why i have developed a sort of aversion to this flavorful spice all this time. 
Coming to Tilapia ; we  have a freezer full of this fish , all the time , as if some Tilapia banning is gonna come soon ;). no matter its a curry, peera pattichathu , grilled or baked, we love this fish, and try to include this in our meal all the time...Hope y'all will njoy this, as much as we do.Serve this with some pickle

Recipe for Cumin Rice
Ingredients:-
Basmati Rice - 1 1/2 cup 
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Butter - 3 tsp
Bay leaves - 1
Cardamom - 2 (optional)
Salt to taste
Method 
Soak rice for 15 minutes and drain it.
Heat butter in a cooking vessel and add bay leaves, cardamom  and cumin seeds and fry it for 30 seconds to a minute.
but dont let it burn.
Add drained rice and fry it for 2 minutes
Add 3 cups of water( some rice needs 3 1/2 cups) and bring to boil.
Cook it covered till it is done Remove from fire, fluff it with a fork and let it stand covered for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Recipe for Masala Fried Tilapia
Ingredients
Tilapia - 2
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Chili flakes - 1/2 tsp
Garlic powder or garlic paste - 1/2 tsp( i used powder)
Salt to taste
Oil

Make a paste with all the ingredients , by adding little water.Smear it on the fish, keep it for 15 minutes and shallow fry(flip it after 5-7 minutes), in a non stick pan till it is done.
Cheers
Sarah

59 comments:

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Great combo, simple and satisfying meal indeed, great snap dear...

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Oh..ethu kandittu epo thanne kazhikan thonundu.Great combo dear:)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! just feel like having that plate of food.
There is an event goinfg on in my blog, looking forward to your delicious entries:-)
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Cooking Blog Indexer said...

Can't resist..it's making me hungry...:)

Ann said...

Pictures look perfect showing mouthwatering combo..:)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

looks very delicious...

sayantani said...

same here Sarah. those days I feel miserable and bookmarking this as this will make my life easy too. lovely combo dish so comforting.

Swathi said...

Cumin rice and masala fish fry adipoli Sarah.

An Open Book said...

cumin rice i an absolute fav..tilapia is not really a fav but ur pic makes me want it pretty bad:)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Cumin rice is my fav have been wanting to try it

BeenaShylesh said...

both are delisiouious dear.....mouthwatering...

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Tempting !!! Fish looks so good. Never had cumin rice will surely try it..

PranisKitchen said...

wow super so yummy nice combo

Satya said...

yummy platter ,look sooooo tempting

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

meeso said...

Looks good! Tilapia is such a good fish, and isn't fish always such an easy and quick dinner option: :)

Suman Singh said...

looks incredible..lovely pics...

Susan and Abraham said...

lovely...

Sushma Mallya said...

Wish to have both these dishes now...looks superb together...

aipi said...

An absolute wonderful looking meal.. lovely presentation and clicks..
First time to you beautiful page.. glad 2 find you..:-) do drop in at my space sometime!!

aipi said...

An absolute wonderful looking meal.. lovely presentation and clicks..
First time to you beautiful page.. glad 2 find you..:-) do drop in at my space sometime!!

Oc said...

loved your fish ,, yumm...dont know if i can try it ,esp. here where we get fish rarely , but felt like eating it after seeing the pic. following you ..keep up the good work!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Flavorful rice and spicy fish, yummy combo. I'm hungry dear:)

kitchen queen said...

lovely and yummy dish.

Krishnaveni said...

lovely dish looks so good

Yummy Team said...

Kandittu kothi aayittu vayya..Really tempting pics..Njangalum tilapia fans annee..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Very eye catching Tilapia and a great click dear!

Suja Sugathan said...

Yummy meal..makes me hungry..tempting clicks.

Shabs.. said...

Adipoli click and a nice recipe....these days iam wondering more and more bloggers get into photography and the improvement in theie photography apart from food blogging...I learned how to handle the camera buttons after i started the blog...lol...Ur pics are really amazing sarah.

Shabs.. said...

BTW, for u its tilapia and for us its king fish and prawns....lol....never was a day when these were not in freezer.

Priya said...

Such a droolworthy dishes, looks fabulous and yummy..

Panchpakwan said...

Cumin rice looks delicious..Nice combow with anything!

VineelaSiva said...

What a tempting treat love to have the masala fish it came out perfect.

Nithu said...

Wow!! That looks so tempting and nice.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

What a yummy platter U've got there! I'm terribly hungry now! :D

Nitha said...

adipoli combination.. randum njangalkku ishtamaanu...

3 hungry tummies said...

I feel like that all the time lol
This looks so good it doesn't look like you are not in the mood to cook.

Priti said...

Looks so yum..lovely pic

Preeti Kashyap said...

This looks totally wonderful!

Biren said...

This looks delicious! Your rice is always so fluffy. BTW, I like your blog's new look :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very deliciously prepared Tilapia and Rice. I am surprised how come some portion of this meal are left . I would had finished it within 2 minutes flat.

Deepa

Hamaree Rasoi

Uma said...

fish fry looks fab!.. cumin rice would be a great combo with fish!

arthi said...

lovely combo!!wonderful recipe!!

Madhu said...

Lovely...

Love you China!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sarah
Thanks for your nice comment at my blog. I feel good that even if you have 455 followers, you always read and give your appreciation.
I am in a great Indian style fish eating mode, ( after Too much chinese in Hong Kong ,,,Ha ha )
I like this combo....I have a chunk of Mahi Mahi..will try that fish..
have a nice day

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sarah
Thanks for your nice comment at my blog. I feel good that even if you have 455 followers, you always read and give your appreciation.
I am in a great Indian style fish eating mode, ( after Too much chinese in Hong Kong ,,,Ha ha )
I like this combo....I have a chunk of Mahi Mahi..will try that fish..
have a nice day

lissie said...

Jeera rice and fried fish...mouthwatering combination, dear!

Angie's Recipes said...

Sarah, the cumin rice and fried fish are perfect together! Reserve some for me!

Coconut Recipes said...

Looks great! Love the photos.

-Sarah:)

Gulmohar said...

That's an awesome combo...lovely pics dearie..

Veggie Belly said...

i can almost smell your cumin rice! i love that touch of butter (or perhaps ghee) in the recipe.

Nikki said...

hey sarah,,the pictures making me hungry,,amazing..

RV said...

It is dinner time and I am hungry looking at the pic... YUMM YUMM...

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Jeeera rice and fried fish... awesome combo, looks mouthwatering. Loved the presentation... neat and beautiful.

Rumana Rawat said...

This is wonderful and looks very tempting:)

Asha said...

a fish fry with garem masala is a new idea. sounds like a very tasty preparation.i will give it a try.
i tried prawns mango curry last week and it was easy and tasted very good.

Nisha said...

Combo sounds like a yum pair :)

Parita said...

Love jeera rice, its one my fav!

Fathima said...

Perfect Plate... Awesome clicks!

Reshmi said...

really a surprise to my eyes n mouth watering to my tongue...truely divine sarah...

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