Fish Fry Recipe

Fish fry makes an easy and delicious appetizer, and it can also be served as the side to any main dish. Crispy fried fish is everyone’s favorite as it is super easy to prepare, doesn’t take much time to cook and the delectable taste is every taste buds dream.
The recipe that I’m sharing here is simple and uncomplicated. You’ll find two different recipes of fish fry, as this effortless dish deserves variations every time you make it. Fish fry can be served as an appetizer and also it can be a perfect side to any main dish. It can also be served with Matar Pulao (peas pilaf), or with simple plain white rice and any Daal (pulses) of your choice.

Recipe 1

Simple fish fry recipe – ingredients needed for easy fish fry.

Here is the list of ingredients needed for making fish fry.
1. Tilapia fish fillet – 10/12 medium size pieces
2. Ginger garlic paste – 1tbsp
3. Red chili powder – 1 tsp
4. Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
5. Chaat Masala – 1 tsp
6. Salt – to taste
7. Lemon juice of half a lemon
8. Vinegar – 1 tbsp.
9. All-purpose flour – for coating fish pieces
10. Oil – for frying purpose

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Step by step guide to make fish fry

Step 1 – Wash the fish fillets with running water and put them in a sieve so the excess water drains out.
Step 2 – In a bowl mix all the above mentioned spices, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice and vinegar. Taste the mixture and adjust the salt and red chili powder according to your taste at this step.
Step 3 – Marinate the fish pieces in the mixture. Rub the pieces well in the spice mix, little water can be added to make the mixture smooth. Let the marinade sit for 15 minutes.
Step 4 – Heat oil in a pan preferably nonstick pan. Oil should be enough to shallow fry the fish pieces.
Step 5 – Coat each piece with all-purpose flour and place it in the pan. Fry for 5 minutes each side or till it’s crispy and well done. Slowly with a flat spoon turn the side of the fillet. Do it slowly or else the fillet will break. Add oil if needed for frying the other side.
Step 6 – The delicious fish fry is ready to be served.
Serve it with veggie salad or sliced onions.

Recipe 2

This is the second style of making fish fry in Indian pakora (fritters) style.
Ingredients needed:-

  1. Tilapia Fish fillet – 10/12 medium sized
  2. Besan ( gram flour) – 1 cup
  3. Salt – to taste
  4. Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  5. Cumin – 1/2 tsp
  6. Ajwain – 1/2 tsp
  7. Chaat Masala – 1 tsp
  8. Tamarind pulp – 1 to 1 and a half tbsp.
  9. Egg – 1 whole
  10. Oil – for deep frying

Step by step guide to make fish fry Pakora style.

Step 1 – Wash the fish fillets and keep them aside in a sieve so the excess water drains out.
Step 2 – In a bowl mix Besan, salt, red chili powder, cumin, ajwain, chaat Masala, tamarind pulp and egg. Mix them together to make a smooth batter. Add water slowly for making it smooth.
Step 3 – Add the fish pieces in the batter and mix them well. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
Step 4 – Heat oil in a wok, enough for deep frying the fish.
Step 5 – Slowly add the marinated fish pieces in the oil. Deep fry them on medium heat. Put them in batches of 4-5 pieces.
Step 6 – The tasty fried fish is ready to be served.
This fried fish is best served with green coriander chutney and tamarind chutney.

Lucky Masale fish fry

Lucky Masale is known for its best quality and heavenly taste. Lucky Masale fish fry is a perfect blend of all the exotic spices, mixed together in the perfect proportion. The spice mix is fresh thanks to their vacuum sealed technology. Lucky Masale is low in sodium so the only ingredient that needs to be added in this spice blend while making fish fry is salt. Add salt according to your taste. The recipe is so easy to follow and the taste is definitely unmatched. Here find a succinct recipe of lucky Masale fish fry.

  1. In a bowl mix ginger garlic paste, salt, fish fry masala 1 packet, and little water.
  2. Mix them well to make a thick paste. Now smear the fish pieces one by one in this paste.
  3. Let the marinated fish pieces sit for 30minutes to 2 hours. In hot oil fry the fish pieces on medium high flame.

Your fried fish is ready to be served!!

Which fish is best for fish fry?

The choice of fish for fish fry and fish curry is different. The best fish for frying are trout, bass, tilapia, perch and cod. Salmon fillet can be fried also but make sure to make some cuts on the fillet. Overall if the flesh of the fish is white, then it’ll be great for frying in the pan.

Tips while making Fish fry

These are few tips which will come handy while frying the fish.

  1. While frying the fish place only few pieces at a time. Don’t overcrowd the pan as too many pieces at the same time will lower the oil temperature.
  2. Fry the first side of the fish for 3/5 minutes.
  3. Don’t put too much oil in the pan, add gradually when you flip the side of the fish.
  4. Use a flat spoon to turn the fillet over and also use your hand to the raw side to support while flipping the side of the fish fillet.
  5. If the pieces are big in size while deep frying make sure to fry them on medium heat as it’ll allow them to cook fully.

Enjoy fried fish

With these simply the best fry fish recipes, you can enjoy this dish as an appetizer or as a side to the main dish. You can serve fry fish with the veggie salad or you can also serve it with coriander and tamarind chutneys. With this mouthwatering fry fish you cannot go wrong. Enjoy these fry fish recipes with your friends and family.