Sunday, 24 May 2015

Kerala Style Pan fried Fish

 Kerala style Fish Fry - Fish fillets / pieces are coated with freshly ground aromatic spice rub and then pan fried. Easy to prepare and tastes delicious ! Best served with steamed rice and spicy fish Curry.


  • 500 grams Fish fillets / Fish Pieces cut into 1 inch lengthwise
  • 1/2 Inch Fresh Ginger Root
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 8 Whole black peppercorns
  • 1 and 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • Juice of half lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  • Chopped Cilantro leaves for garnish


1. In a food processor, add ginger , garlic, pepper corns, red chilli powder, turmeric powder , cumin powder. Add 2 Tablespoons of water and grind it to fine smooth paste
2. Transfer the paste to a bowl. Season with salt. Sprinkle Lemon Juice and stir in
3. Now add the fish fillets in the bowl and toss them gently to coat each fish fillets with masala on all sides
4. Set aside for 15 minutes
5. In a pan / tawa , heat oil. When the oil is hot, reduce the flame to medium
6. Place marinated fish pieces in the oil and pan fry until they are crispy and golden. Flip sides and fry on the other side too. I fried them in batches of 4 at a time.
7. Once they are nice golden, remove from oil and drain on paper towel
8. Serve hot with lemon wedges on the side and sprinkle cilantro leaves on top

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