Saturday, November 26, 2022



If, like us, you enjoy eating fish, you can be happy to know that fish are strong in protein and Vitamin D. They also have Omega 3 fatty acids which are of significant use to the body as well as the brain. You can read about this in more detail in this article "11 Evidence-Based Benefits of Eating Fish". 

I make fish dishes from time to time so elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for dishes such as;-

Today's recipe is for a spicy fish fry which I have adapted from Spicy & Tasty Fish Fry from the Telugu video in YouTube by Mana Chef.

We tried this out recently and enjoyed it with peas pulao for lunch. 


  • Fish, 6 pieces, 500 gms 
  • Coriander Leaves, small bunch
  • Green Chillies, 4
  • Curry Leaves, torn into pieces, 2
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste, 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder , 1 tsp
  • Chilli Powder, 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala, 1 tsp
  • Pepper Powder, 1/2 tap
  • Lemon ( squeeze 1/2 a lemon)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, 4 tbsp, or as required to shallow fry the fish 

Wash, clean, and dry the fish pieces
Grind together a small bunch of coriander leaves in a mixer jar along with green chillies to make a paste without adding any water
Transfer this paste to a bowl
Add torn pieces of 2 curry leaves, salt, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder, and pepper powder and mix well
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and mix well
This forms the marinade for the fish
Immerse the fish pieces in this paste and apply evenly with your fingers 
Allow the fish to marinate for about one hour 

In a thick bottomed pan, heat 4 tbsp of oil 
Add the marinated fish pieces one by one
Use whatever masala/paste remains by applying to the fish at this stage
Fry the fish for about 3-4 minutes on medium flame. The heat should not be too high or low.
Cover and let it simmer for a couple of minutes
Then flip and fry the other side as well in the same manner
Switch off the gas
Transfer the fried fish to a serving plate
Serve the fried fish with onion slices and lemon wedges 

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