Making spice powders at home is always a better thing because the home made powders are fresh and have a nice aroma. The spice levels also can be adjusted as you like it. I love with Chettinad Cuisine for its spicy and flavourful dishes. Here is a masala powder for fried fish.
Cumin seeds .. 1 tbsp
Fennel seeds ... 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds . 2 tbsps
Pepper corns .... 1 tbsp
Dry red chillies ... 6-8 (add more if you like spicy food )
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tbsp
Salt ..... 1 tbsp (optional as you can add it later while marinating the fish)
1. Take a pan and dry roast all the ingredients for half a minute until you get a nice aroma.
2. Cool them and grind them to a fine powder. Add turmeric powder and salt if you are adding and grind again to mix well.
3. Sieve it and grind the remaining left overs again to get a really fine powder. Only the fine powder sticks well to the fish pieces.
4. Cool it and store in a clean dry jar.
Recipe source - You Too Can Cook