Recipes - Fish Masala Fry


½ kg fish of your choice ( king fish, lady fish, pomfrets ,mackerels)

2 tsp. bafat powder or  ½ tsp. chilly powder

¼ tsp. turmeric

2 tbsp. lime juice

1 onion finely chopped

3 tbsp. oil

Few curry leaves

Salt as per taste


Masala ingredients: (To grind)

6 kashmiri chillies

1 tsp. cumin

1 small onion

2 flakes garlic

1 small tomato

1 tbsp. vinegar



Cut ,clean fish and set aside. Mix bafat / chilly powder, turmeric, lime juice and little salt into a paste with  little water if required.  Apply this paste on the fish and set aside for about 30 minutes.  In a non stick pan  heat 1 tbsp. of oil and shallow fry the fish  on both the sides till light brown and set aside.


Grind the masala ingredients into a fine paste.  Heat 2 tbsp. of oil in a heavy bottomed pan.  Fry finely chopped onion with curry leaves till pink.  Add the ground masala and fry till you a get good aroma and oil separates from masala. Add salt as per your taste.  Place the  fried fish over the masala in the pan and coat the fish gently with the fried masala. Cook on slow fire for 5 minutes.


 Serve hot with steamed rice and dal of your choice.

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