Meen varuthathu | Kerala Fish fry | King Fish fry Recipe


Hello, foodies today I am here with a simple fish fry recipe. This is one of my favorite recipes. I love kingfish to fry and make biriyani with kingfish. South Indian non-veg meal is incomplete without a fish fry. We can prepare fish fry in different ways by using different ingredients and spices as per your taste. Let us get started.
I also did a youtube video of this fish fry..Please check it here..



Ingredients for making Kerala style fish fry are:


  1. Fish steaks-2 numbers (can use any fish, I used Kingfish)
  2. Kashmiri chilli powder-1 Tablespoon.
  3. Turmeric powder-½ Teaspoon.
  4. Fennel powder-¼ Teaspoon.
  5. Ginger garlic paste-1 Teaspoon.
  6. Lemon juice-1 Teaspoon.
  7. Black pepper powder-½ Teaspoon.
  8. Curry leaves- Few.
  9. Oil-As required for shallow frying.
  10. Salt to taste.


Method of preparation:

  1. In a bowl add Kashmiri chilli powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, black pepper powder and salt. Mix it well. 
  2. Add little water and make a smooth paste. Apply this masala to fish steaks. 
  3. Keep the marinated fish for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Shallow fry the fish pieces. Add few curry leaves. Cover it and cook for 2 - 3 minutes.After 3 minutes, open the lid and flip the fish pieces carefully.
  5. Reduce the flame to low and fry for another 5 minutes.
  6. When both sides become light brown, turn off the flame.
  7. The fish fry is now ready..Remove from oil and serve..




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