Fish Masala Fry

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This Fish Masala Fry recipe is super simple to make with spicy marinade with predominant flavours of garlic and fennel powder makes is flavourful and delicious!

close up shot of masala fish fry

This Fish masala fry recipe is so simple to make with minimal ingredients and all you just 15 mins to make this recipe.
You can marinate the fish overnight for more flavours.
The combo of minced garlic and fennel powder flavours in this fish fry recipe is so unique and distinct in taste.
You can grill the fish or shallow fry them. Both the way gives you the most aromatic fish fry recipe.

Why this recipe works:

  • So simple to make! Under 15 mins.
  • Flavours in this fish fry recipe are stunning! The masalas are well coated and shallow fried which is just the perfect way to make fish fry.
  • You need just 5 ingredients to make this recipe.

How to make Fish Masala Fry:

spices and fish are taken in small glass bowl
Ingredients to make fish Masala Fry are taken
a small glass bowl of chilli powder is being added to a mixing bowl
To a mixing bowl, add chilli powder and turmeric powder
a small bowl of fennel powder is being added to mixing bowl
Add fennel powder
Spice powder, garlic paste are in small steel mixing bowl
Add turmeric powder and garlic paste
a small glass of lime juice is being added to mixing bowl
Add lemon juice
small glass bowl of salt is being added to steel mixing bowl
Add salt
a small bowl of oil is being added to a steel mixing bowl
Add some oil
water from the glass cup is being added to a mixing bowl
Sprinkle little water
spice paste is in mixing bowl
Make a paste
fish is being added to a steel mixing bowl
Add fish
marinated fish with spice mix is kept in the steel mixing bowl
Smear the marinade over the fish and marinate for 15mins to 30 mins.
oil is heated up in shallow fry pan
Add oil to a frying pan over a medium heat
fish fry is being cooked in shallow fry pan
Add the marinated fishes and cook for 3 to 5 mins
fish fry recipe is being fried in oil
Flip the fish and cook for another 3 mins.

fish fry served in plate with spoon aside.

Top Tips to make the best Fish Masala Fry Recipe:

1.Marinade: For this recipe, you can marinade for just 5 mins or simple overnight marination also works well.
For overnight marination, use glass container or recommended freezer-safe container. Cover the fish and refrigerate.

2. Oil: I have used vegetable oil in this recipe. You may use sesame oil, gingerly oil or coconut oil. Every oil has a distinct flavour.

3. Fish: Use white thick fleshed fish for best results.

FAQ:

1. How to serve Fish masala fry?

This fish fry can bee served with rice, Rasam rice, curd rice or simple sambar rice.

2. How long does it take to fry fish?

It takes 4 to 5 mins to cook the fish.

Other Fish Recipes You may like to try:

Rava Fish Fry

Kerala Fish Biryani

Easy Fish Curry

Fish Fry with Shallots and coconut

Chettinad Fish Fry

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close up shot of masala fish fry

Masala Fish Fry


  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes (marination)
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x

Description

This Fish masala fry recipe is super simple to make with spicy marinade with predominant flavours of garlic and fennel powder makes is flavourful and delicious!


Ingredients

Scale

1/2 kg Fish

3 Tablespoon Oil

For marination:

1 teaspoon oil (for marinade)

2 Tablespoon Chilli powder

1Teaspoon turmeric powder

1tablespoon Fennel powder

2 teaspoon Garlic Paste

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon Lemon juice


Instructions

Wash and slice the fish.

To a mixing bowl add the marinade ingredients and 3 tablespoon water to make a thick paste.

Add fishes and smear the marinade all over the fish.

Let it marinade from 15mins to 30mins.

To a frying pan, add oil, Shallow fry the fish on both the sides till they are golden

Notes

Top Tips to make the best Fish Masala Fry:

Marinade: For this recipe, you can marinade for just 5 mins or simple overnight marination also works well.
For overnight marination, use glass container or recommended freezer-safe container. Cover the fish and refrigerate.

Oil: I have used vegetable oil in this recipe. You may use sesame oil, gingerly oil or coconut oil. Every oil has a distinct flavour.

Fish: Use white thick fleshed fish for best results.

  • Category: seafood, sidedishes
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: indian

Keywords: fish masala fry, fish fry recipe, fish fry

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4 Comments

  1. This is Jaisinh. You have a great website that is easy to navigate and very good and easy to follow instructions for recipes.

  2. yummy fish fry, dish is so delicious.

    1. Nithya Narasimhan says:

      Thank You Nancy.

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