South Indian Fish Fry By LF Team

South Indian Fish Fry

Fish Fry is a side dish popular across India. This South Indian Fish Fry makes use of King Fish. This dish flavoured with different spices is fiery, zesty, delicious and gratifying.
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Cooking Time

10-15 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-15 Min



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  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 7-8 garlic
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 9-10 curry leaves
  • 2 kingfish
  • fillets
  • corn flour as required
  • For marinade
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • For frying
  • 2 tbsp oil


  1. 1

    In a saucepan, dry roast mashed ginger, chopped ginger, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns and curry leaves.
  2. 2

    Grind the roasted ingredients in a grinder.
  3. 3

    Keep it aside.
  4. 4

    For marinade: In a mixing bowl, add oil, chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, tamarind extract and salt.
  5. 5

    Add the freshly prepared ground masala.
  6. 6

    Mix them well.
  7. 7

    add a cup of water to get a balanced flavour.
  8. 8

    Apply the mixed paste on both the sides of the kingfish.
  9. 9

    Sprinkle some corn flour on them.
  10. 10

    Heat oil in a frying pan, add the fish.
  11. 11

    Flip and fry until both the sides turn golden brown.

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