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Fish Fry

 Published 2011-May-16   Updated 2022-Jun-14

- Submitted by Dahlia

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

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An easy south Indian fish fry recipe: This fish fry recipe is so simple but tastes very good. This spicy fish fry does not use batter for coating. Even kids will like the crispiness of the fish.

Recipe For 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)

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Very tasty thank you.
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Can fish be fried in a microwave, if yes then on which mode and how?
Person   ()
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.
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Do add the corriander powder too. Thanks for pointing out.

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