Saturday, January 12, 2008

Spicy Fish Burrito

There was a revolt in the household! This was not sudden and unexpected by any means it has been simmering for a while, just erupted one night last week when we were having rice for dinner yet again. It is just easy for me to cook rice go with a curry and a vegetable stir fry and perhaps the most easiest way to whip up a home cooked dinner. Well it is not working anymore. I am going to try to make rice less dinners and ofcourse you are going to hearing about it.


It is amazing how the whole house wants to participate when it is a dish they all like. I had planned on stir frying the fishing but DH ended up shallow frying which actually was a very good idea, the fish was soft and buttery.

fish shallow frying

Fish Burrito
1. 4 Fillets of Cat Fish washed, patted dry and cut into pieces
2. 1/2 Onion, cut into strips
3. 1 Bell Pepper deseeded and cut into strips (zucchini strips can be used as well)
4. 1 Cup of Black beans soaked overnight
5. 1 tsp of chicken masala powder + 1 tsp of red chilli powder
6. 1 tsp of chili powder
7. 4 cloves of garlic
8. 1/2 tsp of cumin powder
9. 1 Cup of cooked corn
10. 1 tsp of cumin
11. Sun dried tomato tortillas.
12. Shredded cheese

assembling the burrito

Marinate the fish pieces with salt, chili powder and chicken masala powder.

1. Cook the black beans with some garlic cloves ,ginger and a bit of chopped onion
2.In a pan heat a bit of oil add cumin powder, add the cooked beans, salt and a bit of or chili powder and let the liquid evaporate, set aside

3. I a wok or pan heat oil, and saute the onion and bell pepper strips. Season with salt and chili powder.
4.In a pan heat oil and shallow fry the fish till golden brown.

5. Heat the tortilla and the burrito is ready for assembly

6. Add the fish, some beans, corn, onions, bell peppers, a dash of sour cream,sprinkle of shredded cheese and if preferred some chili garlic sauce or some spicy salsa.

If you are preparing a burrito bowl instead cook some coriander lime rice to add to the bowl.

Novel Reading
Piece of Work by Laura Zigman


  1. ISG, rebellions in the household do give rise to some lovely recipes :-)

  2. Ofcourse this dinner would be gobbled in a jiffy! Looks so good :). Am glued for what comes up next :).

  3. Cool recipe Indo.. We are trying to go "riceless" at home too. You are so right, it is so easy to make dinner with just a curry and rice (I skip the veg stir fry part normally :( ), but thats not doing any favors to the waistline... :)

  4. i try to do stuff like this and then I crave so much for rice and dive right in.

  5. Sunita, sure does, I also get flak for spending so much time blogging and not being able to come up with good recipes :(

    musical, quick, nutritious, riceless is what I am trying to come up with. Hope I won't disappoint you :)

    Sig, thanks. Your roasted salmon on a bed of Veggies looked extremely attractive, going to be on the menu soon. Riceless sure does wonders to the waistline and is good for the adults in the household; but for the kiddies, lack of rice makes them think of their food as fast food! as opposed to a full meal :)

    Shankari, we are going riceless not for diet reasons but, because the family is tired of eating rice. The kiddies moan and groan and the grownup has a grumpy face with the rice on the menu everyday. You might be right, after a while they might just want to get back to eating rice, lets see.

  6. yummy!! i love burritos but havent tried one with fish!

  7. I cooked two fish dish too this weekend!:D
    Usually, I don't buy Fish at all, after looking all the fish dishes in the blog, I bought it at last.We liked it. Fish Buritto is so cool!:)

  8. thats a yummy and satisfying meal nice post

  9. heheh i very well hear you on the "not again" expression but at my place it is only from the DH while my daughter and I just love rice.

  10. Nags, if you love fish and burritos, you would find this a real delight.

    Asha, we love fish at our house :)
    Happy Pongal! to you. Came back from you blog, yes blogging cannot take over the rest of our lives.

    Sagari, thanks.

    Rachel, we like rice too, but I have to admit I was overdoing it.

  11. Dear ISG, I can see I've missed alot here as when I cook fish, catfish is the decided *fav* amongst the kids. Just the other day little m said to me, you know mom, since I have been home I haven't had ONE good catfish supper! I will have to do that soon as he goes back to school in just a few days. Burritos look so yummy, ISG. Thanks for that great inspiration. I think I would also like to read Piece of Work, so thanks for that, too :)

  12. I love fish tacos in our nearby restaurant but that's with letuce and some special sauce. Yours look wholesome with all that beans and spices in it. Got to try it sometime.


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