Sunday, February 24, 2013


Fish fry is common in Kerala meals as pickles,papad and yoghurt curry(pulissery).The non-vegetarians in Kerala likes to add fish in their daily menu.We have lots of backwaters and rivers.
 We have a famous Vembanadu Lake with plenty of fishes like pearl spot,chemmeen,poomeen(milk fish),kanambu etc.and also gets sardines and mackerels  and clams also.Amma makes a lot of fish dishes including Fish Mappas, Fish Moli,Fish Pattichathu,Chemmeen Ularthiyathu ,Fish Peera,Fish Pollichathu etc.Kerala Style Fish Fry is one of her preparation and I am happy to share with it for my friends.

Here is the recipe....
  1. tilapia fish pieces- 3(cut into medium sized)
  2. ginger-garlic paste-2 tbs
  3. chilly powder-1tbsp
  4. pepper powder-1/2 tsp
  5. turmeric powder-a pinch
  6. curry leaves-1 sprig
  7. salt to taste
  8. oil- for shallow frying
  • Clean and wash the fish pieces with salt and lemon juice.
  • Grind ginger,garlic and all spice powders, with just enough water to make a paste.Grind a few curry leaves  lastly.
  • Marinate the fish pieces with this paste.Make sure that it is coated well all over the surface.
  • Arrange the fish pieces flatly on a plate and keep aside for at least 30 minutes.
  • Shallow fry it in coconut oil.Add few curry leaves while frying.
  • We can Bake this fish with the same marinade along with onions and tomato.Tilapia is good for Grilling also.
  • We can add few drops of lemon juice while marination to get a tanginess flavor and is optional.
  • The deepness of frying is according to purely on one's preference. 
Serve with hot rice and Pulissery....

Happy Cooking!!!



  1. tilapia fish is family's all time fav...

    1. sorry for the delay...Thanks Arthy..this is the only fish tastes very good for all types of fish fav too...

  2. Quick question. How long would I bake the marinated tilapia for?


  3. Thanks for sharing, but have you ever tried fish pickle, You can also try fish pickle achar and various non veg pickles by SITARA at their online store , The India's biggest online store for pickles