Friday Fish and Chips – The Indian Way
Friday is traditionally a day where fish and chips are eaten all around the UK.
Why is this?
This is historically for religious reasons. The Roman Catholics observed a tradition of not eating meat on Fridays. Chips were an accompaniment to fried fish because the oil in which the fish was fried often became too hot for good frying. Potatoes were added to lower the temperature. Also some people say, Friday was payday and fish and chips were cooked / bought as a treat.
As a British Pakistani mother of three children, my cooking involves catering for both the older and younger generations. Where my children will be happy to eat traditional fish and chips, my father-in-law must have a curry albeit a light one. Not wanting to cook numerous different dishes with varying ingredients, on Friday I still to stick to the British tradition of eating fish on a Friday. I can cleverly tweak this to my liking though, by making crispy salmon goujons with home made wedges for the children, and making a tomato based, light salmon curry for my father-in-law.
This way I am still only cooking fish and chips and everyone is happy, including me!