Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Homemade Masala Fish Fry

Every year i try to get fresh chilly powder and coriander powder from India,but sometimes i finish them easily and quickly if i make Indian foods very often. Few days back, while going through my pantry i noticed that i just have few teaspoons of red chilly powder and i dont want to finish them at all. I can get super hot chilly powder from Indian groceries here,somehow i dont like it, personally i felt that they are very bright in colour (dunno whether they add food colour) and very spicy for our tastebuds,finally i decided myself to make my fish fry masala at home with dry red chillies and few more spices.

Nothing will beat this super flavourful homemade masala, i just marinated my fish slices for two hours and fried them. Oh boy, they tastes super delicious and the spices i used in them gives a wonderful flavourful to this frozen fish slices and turned them simply awesome. We enjoyed thoroughly this superb fish fry with hot sambhar rice.I conserved this masala paste in an air tightened box and kept in fridge for a week, they suits prefect even for masala fried chicken.This masala paste is really handy and definitely flavourful when compared to the store bought ones.Sending this irresistible fish fries to Usha's Seafood Feast.

Masala paste:
10nos Dry red chillies
2tbsp Coriander seeds
10nos Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds
2nos Cloves
1no Cinnamon stick
1no Onion (chopped)
Few curry leaves
5-6nos Garlic cloves
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Lemon juice

Fish fry:
10nos Fish slices (cleaned)
1tbsp Rice flour
Oil for frying

Dry roast the red chillies,coriander seeds, peppercorns,cumin seeds,fennel seeds,cloves and cinnamon stick until a nice aroma comes out. Keep aside.

To the same pan,add few drops of oil, saute the chopped onions,curry leaves and garlic cloves, cook until they get partially cooked.

Now take the roasted spices and onion-garlic together in a mixie jar, add the turmeric powder,lemon juice and grind as fine and thick paste with enough water.

Conserve this paste in a cleaned air tightened box;keep it in fridge and finish them before a week.

Take enough paste in a plate, add the rice flour,salt and mix it..

Apply this thick paste evenly over the fish slices and keep them aside for atleast two hours.

Fry the fish slices with enough oil in medium flame and drain the excess oil with a paper towel.

Serve hot with your favourite dish.


  1. Colourful yummy fish fry....Like it..Mouthwatering....

  2. Priya this is a lovely combination of spices and I am sure they add a great punch to the fish. Interesting recipe from you dear. I will surely try this better than just a masala dab...

  3. Love the color of the masala...super tempting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. I add the same spices in powder form bought frm Indian shops except pepper powder..some how it makes it very spicy.never tried the way u mentioned here..solliteengala..senjira vendiyafhu dhaan..:)

  5. Bookmarking it right away. My husband loves to eat fish fry. can i use it for any type of fish?

  6. oh my god Priya... you are making me drool... this looks sooooo perfect... chaannceee illa

  7. OMG I have not eaten fish in months! Drooling here!

  8. mouth watering .. what a grt fry .. very inviting .. thanks for sharing

  9. gotta try this one! looks delish!.........i never add onions to mine...

  10. am drooling over here. trust me this looks amazing.

  11. Yummy recipe..looks wonderful and delicious.

  12. Inviting plate of fish masala fry! I made similar dry masala last week for chicken and grilled it. I have not tried it fish yet.

    Thanks for linking to my event!

  13. Oh this fish looks so yum.. Makes me hungry

  14. Wow-fish fry is the only way my hubby will eat fish! Must try out this version :)

  15. I love fish fries...your looks colorful and tempting me...

  16. wow so spicy and yummy fry..

  17. Yummy fish fry... Using rice flour & pepper corns.

  18. looks nice... n thank u dear for your response in my space for my doubt...

  19. Delicious Fish fry Priya. looks fiery.

  20. Super delicious !!! . Rush your delights for Fast Food Event - Noodles.

  21. Flavor full masala..Sure it will taste great as it look..Yummoo

  22. That's a different masala.... Fish fry looks tempting and inviting as well Priya...

  23. Delicious fish fry priya and wonderful recipe for the spice paste!

    Appetite Treats

  24. priya mam is it necesary to keep masala one week then ouly to be used? cant we use instantly?

  25. your fish fry masala sounds super...tasty fried fish!

  26. ur recipes are yummy... i need chicken frank recipe. will u post for me

  27. I just prepared mouth watering recipie,great work

  28. thts great,i prepared the same ,delicious,great work mam


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