Chettinad Fish Fry With Roasted Corn, Onions And Carrots With French Beans Recipe

Franco-Pondicherry or Pondicherry cuisine, has been union territory’s best-kept secret. The flavours are mild and the fusion between the French and Tamil is what makes this cuisine unique and different from rest of India. There are plenty of options when it comes to this cuisine for vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians. Since it was a former French colony it’s not surprising that the cuisine is heavily influenced by the French way of life. Few typical French dishes have been adapted to suit the taste buds used in spicier Indian food yet with minimum use of spices. One such flavourful coastal fusion dish is Chettinad Fish Fry with Roasted Veggies.  Fish, Red Chilli powder, Coriander Powder (Dhania), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Lemon, Black pepper powder, Dry Red Chilli, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal), Curry leaves, Oil, Salt, Green beans (French Beans), Corn Kernels, Carrot (Gajjar), Onions, Garlic, Black pepper powder, Butter (Salted), Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Parmesan cheese, Honey, Balsamic Vinegar   1/2 kg Fish 4 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 4 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania) 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 Lemon For special chettinad powder 2 teaspoon Black pepper powder 3 Dry Red Chilli 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 3 teaspoons Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) 8 Curry leaves Oil , as required Salt , as needed For roasted corn, onion and carrots with french beans 250 grams Green beans (French Beans) , ends cut 2 tablespoons Corn Kernels 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , diced 2 Onions , roughly chopped 2 teaspoons Garlic , chopped 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder 2 tablespoons Butter (Salted) 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon Honey 2 teaspoons Balsamic Vinegar     10   120     To begin making the Chettinad Fish Fry With Roasted Corn, Onions And Carrots With French Beans recipe, squeeze lemon juice in a bowl, add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt as needed.Make a paste and keep aside. Clean and wash the fish pieces.Now add the paste to the fish and mix well. Marinate this for about an hour.Dry roast the ingredients given under ‘For Special Chettinad powder’ and grind them into a fine powder and keep aside.After 1 hour of fish marination, take the fish pieces and coat them well with the roasted powder and keep aside.Heat oil in a cast iron skillet and place the fish on the skillet one by one and fry from both sides to golden brown and crisp.The next step is to make the Roasted Corn, Onions And Carrots With French Beans.Bring the water and 1 teaspoon of the salt to the boil In a medium saucepan.Add the French beans and blanch for 3 minutes.Remove from the water and put into an ice water bath & drain.Heat the grill or the gas burners and dry roast the corn kernels. Keep aside.Add the oil to a large saute pan over a medium heat, after 30 seconds add the onions and saute for 4 to 5 minutes.Add the French beans, roasted corns, carrots and garlic & Saute for 4 minutes.De-glaze with the balsamic vinegar and honey, season with salt and pepper and add the butter. Garnish with Parmesan and serve it with the fish.Serve Chettinad Fish Fry With Roasted Corn, Onions And Carrots With French Beans on its own for a delicious weeknight dinner.