How to make Talela Rawas -

Fish marinated and deep fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Rawas Fish, Rice Flour (चावल का आटा)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Talela Rawas

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Talela Rawas Recipe

  • Rawas Fish 1/2 kilogram

  • Rice Flour to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Kokum pulp 1 tablespoon

  • Rice flour 3/4 cup

  • Oil 1/2 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon 1


Step 1

Cut the rawas in to small thin slices. Press these slices in between pieces of cloth, so that there is no moisture remaining in the fish pieces. Apply lemon juice and half the salt evenly and keep it aside. Make marination paste, by mixing red chilli powder, turmeric powder, kokum pulp, salt and a little water.

Step 2

Keep the fish pieces in the above marinade. Keep it aside. Coat the fish with rice powder from all sides evenly. Shallow fry till light golden brown. Serve hot accompanied with lime slices.

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