Fish Fry

MommyFood Author
Recipe prepared by Smt Jhansi Lakshmi
Article written by Lakshmi Aparna

Fish is a really nutritious food, rich in protein, vitamins and minerals which are essential to maintain good health.

Purchase live if possible. In the refrigerator, keep in an airtight container, Place in bowl and put in the coldest part of your fridge.

We can make fry with any fish, I have prepared an item with Botcha or Catla, this an easy procedure to cook, I have added onions but it can be cooked without onions if you like crispy.

Marinating time: 30 Minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes for 2 fish pieces
Course: Main
Serves: 2-3
Main ingredient: Fish


Catla (Botcha) or Murrel (Korameenu) : 1/2 kg

Ullipayalu (Onions) : 1/4 kg

Pachimirapa (Green Chillies) : 5

Kothimeera (Coriander Leaves) : Few

Masala Powder :

Dhaniyalu (Coriander Seeds) : 25 grams

Lavangalu (Cloves) : 10 - 20

Yalukalu (Elaichi) : 4

Dalchina Chakka (Cinnamon) : 2 cm or 4 cm

Oil : To Fry

Salt : For Taste

Pasupu (Turmeric Powder) : 1 tsp

Allam Velulli (Ginger Garlic) Paste : 3 tsp

Karam (Dry Red Chilly Powder) : 1-2 tsp


Step 1 : Marinate cleaned Fish pieces with 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste, 1 tsp Salt, 1 or 2 tsp Red Chilly Powder, 1 or 2 tsp Turmeric Powder for half an hour

Mean while mildly fry Coriander Seeds, Cloves, Elaichi and Cinnamon without oil, let it cool and blend them into powder

Cut Onions and Green Chillies into pieces

Step 2 : Heat Oil in a pan to fry Fish pieces, fry them into golden brown colour in medium flame (approximately 5min)
Keep them aside

Step 3 : Add 1tsp Oil in a pan, add Coriander Leaves, Onions, Green Chillies and Salt. Keep on moving in high flame for 5 min

Step 4 : Add 1 tsp Turmeric Powder, 1 tsp Salt, Mix thoroughly for a minute

Step 5 : Once Onions turn golden colour or fried, add 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste, mix thoroughly for 2 min

Step 6 : Add 2 tsp prepared masala Powder (Can also add Dry Coconut Powder or Cashew Powder too)


Also add 1 tsp Red Chilly Powder, Coriander leaves and (Mint Leaves if required). Mix thoroughly

Step 7 : Add fried Fish pieces, once move them slowly. Off the flame

Garnish with Coriander Leaves and serve hot

Yummy Fish fry is ready, taste as it is or with plain rice or Coconut Rice :)

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