Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Masala Fish Fry | Fish Recipes

Masala Fish Fry
I have already posted fish fry recipe....This masala fish fry was a experiment few weeks back and it was a super hit at home that the lil one just loved it....And now this has become regular whenever we buy fish. Do give a try and fall for this flavourful and aromatic fish fry....!
Masala Fish Fry Recipe

Masala Fish Fry Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 40 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

For the marinade:

Fish - 5 pieces (I used pomfret variety)
Curd - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

To grind:

Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Pepper Corns - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/8 inch piece
Cloves - 1
Small Onion - 4 to 5
Garlic - 2 pearls medium sized


  1. Grind the ingredients listed under 'to grind'to a semi coarse paste without adding water(anyway onions will let out water by itself).Clean fish, rinse it well and set aside. In a mixing bowl add turmeric, chilli, coriander powders, curd and required salt along with fish.
    How to make fish fry - Step1
  2. Marinate for 30mins.Set aside. Heat dosa pan and add the fish pieces, drizzle oil and toast it till golden brown. You can deep fry the fish pieces too. Preferable to use non stick pan as the masalas stick to the pan.
    How to make fish fry - Step2
Serve with freshly sliced lemon wedges and onion rings. Tastes best with hot steamed rice.
Fish Fry Recipe

My Notes:

  • Use a non stick pan to toast the fish as there is masala it sticks to the pan. Else you can deep fry them too.
  • This is a bit spicy so reduce chilli powder according to your spice level.
  • If you dont prefer more masala flavour skip cinnamon and cloves alone.
  • I have used vaaval(pomfret) fish variety. You can even use vanjaram fish.
Masala Fish Fry Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Appealing fish the flavour and the way you fry it..

  2. Fish fry looks so flavorful and delicious. Am drooling here.

    Divya's Culinary Journey

  3. OMG ! Love this... Love the color as well...

  4. Looks super tasty !! I wish I could get all those wonderful varieties here. I do make this masala fry at times.

  5. looks delicious! my favourite accompaniment for rice

  6. Wow...looks superb and mouthwatering...looks absolutely delicious.

  7. The dish looks fab!! Looks yumm :)

  8. wow...mouthwatering fish fry!!Lovely presentation..

  9. Irresistible and super tempting fish fry.

  10. Wow...looks superb and mouthwatering...looks absolutely delicious.

  11. very flavorful n spicy looking fish fry...yummy!

  12. Yummy fish fry-- looks like the sort of thing my MIL makes!

  13. Mouthwatering Fish fry, can you send some here for me, havent eaten a good fish fry since ages

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  14. Fish fry looks very delicious!

    I am hosting a seafood event and if you wish, you can send it to the event.

  15. Nice, aromatic masala ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  16. ok now i wish i had this for dinner right now..i have bookmarked it..def giving it a go next time i find some good fish

  17. Inviting fish fry. Is so authentic.

  18. came through google, nice recipe... shall try it for evening. going to buy a fish...Thanks for sharing.

  19. Hi!!!!!
    I tried this masala fish fry!! It was yummy!!

  20. i tried it too... Awesome!! Thanks

  21. Hi, I tried the masala fish fry without cloves and cinnamon. Fish fry came out ok and I was able to get bitter taste due to raw onion and garlic paste. Do we need to sauté the onions and garlics before grinding them. Do let me know your thoughts.

    1. No I use raw onion only...with all the masalas blended the raw taste will go....not sure why it turned out bitter for you.

  22. Hi I tried your recipe. Nice taste. Enjoyed it. Keep the good work.

  23. I opened up the fish and put the masala in your prescription. and fried it as a whole, it was heavenly..!!

  24. Hey, I fried the fish whole using the masala in ur prescrption, by cutting it open perpendicular to its length and it tasted heavenly

  25. Hi tried you recipe, it was ok. But on picture it looks more delicious.


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