Masala Fish Fry Recipe


Hi All,

Fish fry is a very common and staple dish that is prepared throughout the coastal region of India. Often many like the small fish variety as they are tastier and crispier when it comes to fish fry. A nice spicy fish fry can be eaten on its own as an appetizer or starter or goes well with rice too. There are various ways of preparing the fish fry using different ingredients and spices to suit your taste.

PREP TIME : 30 MIN       COOKING TIME : 20 MIN       SERVES : 3-4


  • Fish                                     –     1/2 kg
  • Onion                                 –     1 big size
  • Lemon                                –    1
  • Ginger                                –    small piece
  • Garlic                                  –    3,4
  • Green Chilli                      –    2
  • Cumin seeds                     –    1/2 tsp
  • Aniseed/saunf                  –    1/2 tsp
  • Corn flour                          –    2-3 tsp
  • Turmeric powder             –    1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder            –    1 tsp
  • Garam Masala                  –    1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Oil



Step 1 :  Take onion, ginger, garlic, cumin seeds, aniseed, curry leaves, coriander leaves, garam masala, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, green chilli into grander and grind them into smooth paste.

Step 2 :  Wash fish and marinate for 5 min with lemon, salt. Then apply the masala paste prepared in step 1 , cornflour and marinate for 10 or  more minutes.

Step 3  :  In a Pan, add oil and when hot add the fish pieces and Using fork or tooth stick make hole in the fish, so that the masala can enter the flesh of the fish.

Step 4   :    Fry the fish on both sides till it turns golden brown and crispy from outside on low flame.


Step 5  :  Serve Hot !!! Enjoy !!





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