Monday, January 23, 2012

Fish Fry Recipe - Meen Varuval Recipe - Vanjaram Fish Fry

Fish Fry
Mittu loves fish fry and its the only nonveg item she eats. So I have started experimenting fish recipes too.And here is my next try after fish kuzhambu.Lets learn how to make easy and quick fish fry recipe...shall we?!
Meen Varuval

Fish Fry Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 1 hr | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 3
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Fish - 6 to 8 pieces (I used Vanjaram variety)
Red chilli powder - 3 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp (optional)
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Lime juice - 1 tsp
Cornflour - 1 tsp (optional)
Salt - to taste
Oil - to toast / deep fry


  1. Clean fish and wash it well. Set aside.In a wide mixing bowl, add red chilli, turmeric,coriander powder, lime juice,cornflour(if you are using) and required salt. Sprinkle little water to make it to a paste consistency. Then add the fish to it and mix well. Coat the masala on all sides of the fish and marinate for atleast 30mins. Set aside.
    How to make fish fry - Step1
  2. Heat oil in a pan or dosa tawa and toast the fish until the fish turns golden red in color. You can alternatively deep fry too.
    How to make fish fry - Step2
Serve hot with lemon wedges and onion rings.
Vanjaram Fish Fry Recipe

My Notes:

  • Adjust spice level according to your taste and preference.
  • You can serve fish with raw onions. I love it with tomato sauce :)
  • Squeeze lime while serving if you like the tanginess.
  • You can even add ginger garlic paste as a add on to the marinade.
  • We like fish fries toasted in tawa than the deep fry.Also it avoids fish becoming hard.
Fish Fry Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Unga veettuku naan varen Sharmi. I am great seafood lover but the men in my house hate the smell! Looks superb!

  2. I like this very much too ...looks perfect

  3. love fish...looks so yumm and mouthwatering.

  4. Simple and drool worthy recipe...i sometimes add onion and green chilli paste for marination. Try will love it....

  5. Mouthwatering here..just love this fish fry..

  6. feel like having them right now.. so tempting they are .. wow

  7. Nethu unga veetu super sunday special meena?? :)...Same pinch,Sharmilee.

  8. I love fish like this, but alas hubby and daughter don't like so i have never made at home here, always wait till i go back to india to enjoy these.

  9. This is my all time Fav! perfectly done!

  10. Delicious fish fry! My husband & I like fish and especially the the fish that does not require deep frying.

  11. Lovely looking fish fry. My all time fav. We add tamarind extract for marination. YUM! Missing this fish a lot, as this is not widely available at my place.

  12. Fish Fry looks so spicy and yummy...

  13. I never cooked indian variety fish till now. But love to cook these kind of fishes. Looks tempting.

  14. my god sharmi...this sooooo yummmy... i wanna have rightaway :)

  15. Is this sharmispassions ? Or Did I bump into someone else blog ? Literally, I thought u r a vegetarian now I can count for ur NV recipes also.. :) ..Fry looks awesome..My H would hv emptied that plate rt away..

  16. iam like ur site very much..,the way of presentation,explanation,taste etc..

    pls do visit my blog if u have time..

  17. Dear Sharmi,
    My Mother in Law is a goan, she makes fish fry the same way, the only difference is:
    1. Use of Lemon is optional,(we generally do not prefer).
    2. Ginger-garlic paste gives a good flavor.
    3. Coat the marinated fish into plain rawa (take rawa in a bowl and apply on all sides of the marinated fish).
    4. Tawa fry the fishes, tastes yummy...please try this way.

  18. Akka.. I often make fish fry. Just because you have stated mittu loves fish fry... Please do visit my blog and that also worked out really tasty Ka.

  19. samaika therinjavaluku yella dsamaiyalum super dishadha irukum, all tym fav.a irukum ...........

  20. Very nice recipe.........I tried it today ,thank you fish fry always used to be a disaster.....I got lot of appreciation from dear hubby ......can you post mangalore fish curry with coconut ...Manju.


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