Spicy Kerala fish fry! No big deal making it

Kerala fish fry

Fish has been an inevitable part of both Kerala cuisine and economy for long. Non-vegetarian lunch typically has fried fish on the corner of the plate. Here is the most basic recipe to make a spicy fried fish for lunch using minimal ingredients.


1 kg fish, cut into small pieces

2 tbsp chilli powder

20 shallots

8 cloves of garlic

1 tsp chopped ginger

Salt to taste

1 tsp fried fennel seeds

Coconut oil for frying

4 tsp rice flour


Wash and drain the fish pieces

Grind chilli powder, shallots, garlic, ginger and salt to a paste

Apply this on the fish pieces and marinate for 30 minutes

Heat oil in a pan deep fry the fish pieces

after frying all the pieces, sieve the oil and keep the crumbs aside

Heat 2 tsp of the sieved oil

Add rice flour to it

Add the crumbs to this followed by the fried fish, mix well

Serve it along with onion salad

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