Spicy Kerala Fish Fry Recipe

Spicy Kerala Fish Fry is a popular South Indian dish known for its bold flavors and fiery taste. This dish is made by marinating fish fillets in a blend of aromatic spices and then shallow frying them until crispy and golden brown. The combination of spices like red chili powder, turmeric, and black pepper gives the fish a rich and spicy flavor. It is a perfect appetizer or side dish that can be enjoyed with rice or roti.

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Spicy Kerala Fish Fry

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Ingredients for Spicy Kerala Fish Fry Recipe

  • 125 gram Fish Fillets
  • 1/2 tablespoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/4 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as needed Oil For Shallow Frying

Directions: Spicy Kerala Fish Fry Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Clean and wash the fish fillets thoroughly.
  • STEP 2.In a bowl, mix together red chili powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, and salt to make a marinade.
  • STEP 3.Coat the fish fillets with the marinade and let them marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • STEP 4.Heat oil in a pan for shallow frying.
  • STEP 5.Place the marinated fish fillets in the hot oil and fry them on medium heat until they turn crispy and golden brown on both sides.
  • STEP 6.Remove the fried fish fillets from the pan and drain excess oil on a paper towel.
  • STEP 7.Serve the Spicy Kerala Fish Fry hot with rice or roti.
  • STEP 8.Enjoy the delicious and spicy fish fry!

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to use fresh fish fillets for the best taste.
  • Adjust the spice level according to your preference by increasing or decreasing the amount of red chili powder.
  • You can also add a pinch of garam masala for an extra flavor boost.
  • Serve the fish fry immediately after frying to retain its crispiness.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover fish fry can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the fish fry in a preheated oven or on a stovetop pan to retain its texture.
  • Serve the fish fry as an appetizer or as a side dish with steamed rice, lemon wedges, and mint chutney.
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat< 1 g Protein1 g Carbs2 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber


  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp