Fish Fry | Fish fry recipe the traditional way

Gems Gems, October 17, 2016

Fish fry is a great starter. The dish fish fry is simple easy as well as tasty.I am sure each area or house hold has its own variation in the recipe mainly in the marination of the fish. The fish fry can be served as a stater or as a side dish for a variety of rice.

Fish dishes are common in places near to sea as well as other places. Fish has an important influence in the human civilization. Old wives tale of fish being the food for brain seems hold true. According to Dr. John A. Boockvar, an assistant professor ( brain surgery) at Cornell University’s Weill Medical College stated to The New York Times that Unless the fish is poisoned with mercury, it is not going to harm you and everyone knows that it improves your brain functioning.

The omega-3 fatty acids : Omega-3 fatty acids are useful in the building of brain cell membranes.
A study by Ernst Schaefer, M.D., of Tufts University on 900 elderly people has found that those who take 2 fish serving per week has less possibility of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.Fish as food contains vitamin D which helps in better brain function.

Before doing a research on the benefits of the fish, I never knew that the fish, the lady bring daily to my house has so much value as a food.

There are a different varieties or fish fry namely, The Kerala fish fry, Chettinad fish fry, the North Indian fish fry using Basen as an outer covering etc.

For the best fish fry the selection of the fish is very important. Those who lives in the coastal areas know the importance of the fresh fish.If possible buy direct from the fisher men near the sea.where you get the fresh fish. Freshness of the fish is a very important factor in the taste of the fish fry.

Once the fish is bought, the next factor is the slicing of the pieces. Pieces should not be too thin or too big. If the size of the fish slice is too small, the fried fish will be crispy in nature. If the slices are too big, it will not cook properly. Ideal slice should be 2 inches long and 3/4 to 1 inch inch width.

Marination of the fish is an important factor in preparing the fish fry. If the slices are not properly marinated, you will feel like eating raw fish. I will explain how to marinate properly

User the correct oil of you choice preferably with high smoke point. Check the list to find the oil with high smoke point of your choice. You can use refined sunflower oil, Rice barn oil or groundnut oil or for the matter any oil of your choice and taste.

Fry the fish properly so that we get a crunchy outer cover and soft and cooked inner part

Garnish and decorate according to your choice. I prefer thin slices of onion rings, mixed properly with a teaspoon of natural vinger and thinly sliced green chilly garnishing.

Fish Fry | How to make fish fry the traditional way
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
  • 4 to 5 fish steaks cut properly
  • Mixture of ginger and Garlic made into a paste : 1 and ½ teaspoon
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon of kashmiri chilli powder
  • ¼ of a teaspoon of Turmeric powder
  • Half sppon of pepper powder
  • One or two spoons of lime juice
  • salt as per you requirement
  • Coconut oil or oil of your choice
  1. Wash properly the fish and apply lemon juice and salt on the fish. Keep it for 10 minutes and wash away the lime juice and salt
  2. Make a paste of ingredients from 2 to 5 by adding a bit of water in to it.
  3. Add enough salt in the masala and mix it properly. Fish Masala is ready
  4. Using a sharp knife make gashes on fish flesh so that the masala paste will properly get in
  5. Apply the masala paste properly on the fish flesh both inside and outside with hand.
  6. Ensure that fish masala is properly applied on all exposed part of the flesh.
  7. Keep the fish applied with fish masala for around half an hour for marination.
  8. Marination is important as it gives the proper taste to the soft fish flesh
  9. Add enough oil in a shallow pan and heat the oil
  10. Add fish in the oil so that it is immersed partially in oil
  11. Once the first side is cooked properly, turn the fish so that other part is also cooked properly
  12. Ensure that the fish is dark brown in colour once fried and all the sides are fried properly
  13. Keep in a tissue paper so that the oil drains out
  14. Serve hot along with the main dish of your choice
  15. You can garnish with onion rings, thin carrot shreds, green chilly etc of your choice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 142 Gm Calories: 247 Fat: 15 g Carbohydrates: 9 Sugar: 1 g Sodium: 174 Protein: 22 g Cholesterol: 88 mg


Fish fry masala can be prepared from the ingredients from 2 to 5 in the ingredients section.

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Fish Slices should be proper for a perfect taste

fish fry slices

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Marination is important for a great taste.

fish fry marinate

fish fry marinate














Fish fry is ready for serving

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