Fish Fry recipe by Nazia Cooks

Amma’s Fish Fry

This is a basic recipe for South Indian style fish fry that my mom taught me. It is so easy that you can have it ready in no time. Because it has only a few ingredients, it is important to use fresh, good quality fish so that it’s flavour will shine through. My favorite way of having this fiish fry is with rasam rice, but of course, it goes well with literally any dish. You can also customize it to your liking. I generally don’t add ginger garlic paste to fish fry, but if that’s your thing, go ahead!

Amma’s Fish Fry

Recipe by NaziaCourse: Appetizer/StarterCuisine: South IndianDifficulty: Easy


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An easy recipe for flavorful South Indian style fish fry with just a few ingredients.


  • 400g freshwater pomfret (or any fish of your choice), sliced (~8 slices)

  • 2 tbsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 2 tsp lemon juice

  • 1 to 2 tbsp water

  • salt to taste

  • oil for shallow frying


  • Mix together the chili powder, turmeric powder, lemon juice, water and salt to form a paste.
  • Rub the paste on the fish and set aside for half an hour.
  • Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a pan on medium high.
  • Shallow fry the fish on each side for 3 to 4 minutes until nicely browned.

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