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Fish Egg Thoran Recipe

Most people have a love-hate relationship with fish eggs. While it is deemed exotic and relished by many, there are others who get repulsed at the very thought. But in all fairness, it is a delicacy which can be indulged in occasionally. Today, we have a recipe for fish egg thoran. Thoran is a classic, traditional vegetarian preparation from Kerala but here, instead of using vegetables, we have used fried fish eggs. A simple to prepare, delicious side dish which goes best with steamed rice, dal and rasam.

Cooking time: 30min
Serves: 4

Method: 1. Make sure that you keep the outer sac of the fish eggs while cleaning; a rupture in the sac means that the eggs will spill out into the oil while frying. 2. Make a paste using the red chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder and salt. Marinate the fish eggs in this and keep for at least 20 minutes. 3. Heat oil in a flat pan and shallow fry the fish eggs till done. Remember to always cover the pan while cooking the eggs as it tends to splutter a lot. 4. Remove and keep aside. Once cook, chop the fish eggs into tiny pieces. 5. Blend the grated coconut, green chillies, garlic and cumin to get a coarse mixture. Make sure not to add any water, the mixture has to be coarse and dry. 6. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and crackle the mustard seeds. Then add the curry leaves and the coconut mixture. Fry on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes or till the coconut is just beginning to take colour. 7. Add the remaining turmeric powder and the chopped fish eggs. 8. Mix well to combine and season with salt if necessary. Cook for about 1-2 minutes and remove. 9. Serve warm. 100+ varieties of seafood | Customised cuts | Chemical-free | Supreme quality. Supreme Seafood Home Delivery in chennai