The Chettinad Fish Fry Recipe is a very delicious recipe. It is very easy to prepare with fewer ingredients. It takes a few minutes to cook. You just need to fry fish pieces in shallow oil in a pan. For spicy fish pieces, you need to turn over both sides of fish.


Total time:              45 minutes

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cook time:              30 minutes



Chettinad Fish Fry Recipe

  • 1 Tbsp corn flour
  • 5 Tsp tamarind extract
  • 2 Tsp red chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 Tsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8-12 curry leaves
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp fennel
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 2 knob ginger
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp oil or ghee
  • 3 fillets king fish


Preparation Method:  

Chettinad Fish Fry Recipe

Wash the king fish with water and let it dry for few minutes.

Now cut the fish fillets and make the pieces of normal size.

Place the pan on the heat source and add curry leaves, mustard seeds and black peppercorns in the pan. Mix the ingredients well and heat for some time. Now add coriander seeds, fennel, cumin, ginger and dry roast garlic in the pan. Mix the ingredients well to make a uniform paste.

Now pound this mixture in a mortar. Put some water, oil, and salt. Then pestle them in a mortar.

Add tamarind extract, salt, chili powder, turmeric powder and chopped tomato in the above mixture.

Make a pulp of all these ingredients and apply this pulp over pieces of fish.

Take the corn flour and sprinkle it on the surface of the fish. The key benefit of corn flour is that it helps the masala to glue to the surface of fish pieces firmly. Now place the fish pieces in the fridge for 25 minutes.

Place a pan over the heat source and pour some oil in the pan. Fry the pieces of fish and serve hot.


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