South India-Style White Cornmeal-Fried Stripped Bass

South Indian Style White Cornmeal-Fried Stripped Bass





  1. 1     Onion, small, chopped
  2. 2T  Shallots, chopped
  3. 3T  Fresh Ginger, chopped
  4. 1T   Turmeric
  5. 2t   Chili Powder
  6. Sea Salt,  freshly ground
  7. 2T  Cilantro, chopped
  8. 1T   Olive Oil
  9. 2    Striped Bass, cleaned
  10. 2C  Canola Oil, for frying
  11. 1t   Cumin Seeds
  12. 3    Green Chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  13. 1C  White Cornmeal
  14. Flaky sea salt and freshly ground Black Pepper


  1. 12  Baby Zucchini, halved  and sautéed
  2. 16  Cherry Tomatoes, sautéed
  3. 1C  HomeiraStyle HomeiraStyle Yogurt Herb Sauce
  4. 4  Long Fancy Radishes, cleaned and halved
  5. 8  Lemon Wedges



  1. In a blender, add onion, Shallot, ginger, turmeric, chili powder, salt, cilantro and oil
  2. Pulse to blend making a paste
  3. Place fish on the cutting board
  4. Pat dry with kitchen paper
  5. Make 3 cuts on each side
  6. Rub fish with paste all over
  7. Refrigerate for couple of hours
  8. Transfer to your work counter
  9. Pat fish dry without removing the paste
  10. Heat oil in a frying pan
  11. Fry cumin and chopped chilies, about 1 minute
  12. In a baking dish, combine cumin mixture, cornmeal, salt and pepper, mix well
  13. Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture and shake off the excess
  14. Add fish one at a time
  15. Fry on both sides until brown
  16. Transfer to a plate cover with paper towel to get rid of excess oil
  17. Cut fish in individual portion for serving


Place zucchini slices and tomatoes on the plate
 Place a piece of fish on the plate
Top with a dollop of HomeiraStyle Yogurt Herb Sauce
Place a piece of radish to decorate
Add a lemon wedge and serve