This dinner doesn't look very pretty, because I was starved and couldn't be bothered with taking pretty pictures. But boy, was it delicious!
Haddock (or other white fish)
Oil for frying.
Minced garlic + onion.
Salt, pepper, sugar.
About a cup of flour (maida, not atta).
Potatoes+greens of choice (string beans, broccoli, asparagus)
Peel the scaly skin off the fish and all the red/brown bits you may not want to eat. Back home we just get raw filleted fish, but since I don't know where or how to get that here, I just cut the cleaned fish right down the centre to make two pieces half as thick. Then I cut it any way I please, as long as they're not absolutely shredded. Marinate in minced garlic and onion with the juice of a lemon for an hour or so.
Now make the batter by mixing the flour with about a cap (the bottle's cap, that is) full of oil (of more, if you want the batter crispy), about quarter a level teaspoon of sugar, half a teaspoon of sugar, and liberal amounts of pepper. Now add milk, make a thick milk-and-flour mix, then break in one or two eggs. Beat them together till smooth and fluffy, and then beat it for another extre two minutes, just in case.
Heat oil in a small but slightly deep skillet/pan/wok. Dip each piece of fish in batter and fry them, giving each side about a minute (or till it turns a serious shade of golden-brown). Serve with alu bhaja and steamed asparagus swimming in butter :-)