Sunday, 2 February 2014

Pan Fried Fish

Pan fried fish - Fish fillet / pieces are coated with spice powder mix and fried. These are spicy and moist. They are crispy outside, soft and tender from inside.

Cook Time : 10 min
Prep time : 5 min
Marinate : Overnight


  • 500 grams Fish fillets / Fish Pieces cut into 1 inch lengthwise (I used red snapper )
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil for frying


1. Mix turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, lemon juice, salt in a small bowl with 2 teaspoons of water




2. Apply the spice mixture on the fish pieces on both sides and on the sides


3. Keep the fish pieces in a plate and cover with cling wrap. Refrigerate overnight or marinate for 1 hour at room temperatre


4. Bring the fish to room temperature before frying if you are refrigerating overnight

5. Add 3 tablespoon oil in a frying pan. Once the oil is hot, drop the fish in oil and fry on medium flame


6. Flip sides once and fry until fish turns light brown and crispy

7. Remove from the oil and place it on a plate lined with paper towel

8. Serve hot with steamed rice and tangy fish curry



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