Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Everyday at my home my mom cooks fish, as fish is a vital receipe for most keralite families. My mom way of making fish fry is shallow frying as it doesnt consume much oil, and she fries it in coconut oil for best taste,but i used the normal vegetable oil to avoid cholesterol.

  • Fish pieces - preferably Mackerel will be best for this.
  • Lemon Extract - 1 Tspn
  • Oil - For Shallow Frying

To Grind:

  • Small onion-3 Nos
  • Cumin seeds/Jeeragam-half Tspn
  • Pepper seeds-3 Tspn

Powders to add:

  • Chilli Powder- 2 Tspn
  • Coriander Leaves-2 Tspn
  • Turmeric Powder- half Tspn
  • Salt- To taste


Wash the fish pieces and let the size be medium as shown in the picture.

Grind all the items under To Grind and make a fine paste.

To this, add all the powders and apply to the fish pieces along with lemon extract and marinate for atleast for half an hour.

Pour oil in a pan(For shallow fry) and fry it in medium flame. Flip it both the sides, and make sure both the sides fully cooked by
the masala and transfer it to paper towel.

Serve hot with cut onions


"Shallow fry is best than deep frying, as this will be finely cooked with the masala and little oil will be consumed.

You can add pepper powder instead of pepper seeds while grinding

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