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Fish Fry

-Submitted by Dahlia on 16th May 2011

(Meen Varuval, Meen Porichathu, Grilled Fish, Broiled Fish)

Fry With Medium Sized Fish

Fish Fry

Fry With Sliced Big Fish

Fish Fry


  • Fish Pieces - 1 lb (1/2 kg)
  • Red Chilly Powder - 3 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic Powder - 1/2 tsp (or use 1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste) 
  • Curry Leaves - 1 spring (chopped)
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Oil - for frying


  1. Wash the fish thoroughly and cut it into pieces.
  2. Mix the chilly powder, coriander powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder, chopped curry leaves,  garlic powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. Add the lemon juice and make a smooth spice paste.
  4. Apply this paste over the fish pieces. Let it marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Shallow fry the pieces till both sides are brown and crispy (about 2-3 minutes on each side).

Serving Suggestion

Fish Fry


  • You may also grill the marinated fish and serve as a meal with some salad and bread.
  • Another interesting variation is to broil the fish for 7-8 minutes.

Grilled Fish

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Comments (6)

Person Divya   (April 9, 2016)
Very tasty thank you.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 12, 2016)
Person AJC   (December 11, 2015)
Can fish be fried in a microwave, if yes then on which mode and how?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 16, 2015)
Hi, I wouldn't recommend microwaving fish. However, you can bake fish in the conventional oven or using the convection mode of the 3-in-1 combo oven. I have already shared the recipe for baked fish here.
Person SGK   (October 14, 2012)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 14, 2012)
Do add the corriander powder too. Thanks for pointing out.

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