Clean the fish, let excess water drain off and create deep gashes.
In a mortar and pestle, crush the garlic pods.
To this add chilly powder, pepper powder, fenugreek powder, turmeric powder and salt and combine well. Add just enough water to form a thick paste.
Apply this marinade on the fish and let it rest for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in pan and place the fish in a pan. Let it cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until done on one side uncovered. Flip and cook the other side as well.
By Ria Samuel