Crispy tilapia in cilantro walnut sauce served with broccoli almond rice
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
Crispy tilapia in cilantro walnut sauce, one spice dish with hint of lemon, served with lightly toasted broccoli and almond rice
  • Tilapia fish fillet : 4
  • Egg : one (lightly beaten)
  • Bread crumbs (seasoned): ½ cup
  • Cilantro leaves : one bunch
  • Walnut (chopped) : ½ cup
  • Green chillies : 3-4 minced
  • Red onion - 1 chopped
  • Ginger (minced) : 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • Lemon juice : 1 tsp
  1. Wash the fish fillet and sprinkle it with salt and pepper.
  2. Dip the fillet in the beaten egg and then coated it with the breadcrumbs.
  3. Heat some oil in the pan and fry the fish fillet till they become lightly browned.
  4. Remove the fillet from the pan and keep it aside.
  5. Wash the cilantro, roughly chopped it along with the stems, and pureed in the mixer with the chopped walnut and minced green chillies.
  6. Heat some more oil in the pan, fry the chopped onions and the ginger.
  7. Once they become soft, add the cilantro walnut puree, saute on medium heat for few minutes, till the water evaporates and the sauce thickens a bit.
  8. Check the seasonings, few squeezes of lemon juice, and serve it over the crispy fried tilapia.
  9. Serve the tilapia in cilantro sauce with broccoli and almond rice.
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