Saturday, 1 June 2013

South Indian Spicy Fish Fry Recipe / Meen Varuval Recipe

Hi friends,
               Fish Fry is a simple non veg side dish. Its very easy to prepare.
Health benefits of eating fish:
  • Fish is a good source of protein.
  • They are rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
  • They prevent heart diseases.
  • They are rich in iron, especially small fishes eaten with bones.
  • They are good for the pregnant women for fetal growth and brain development.
  • Consuming fish reduces the join pain and arthritis. 
Atleast twice a week , we have to include fish in our diet to get all these benefits.Lets switch over to the recipe.

Preparation Time: 5 min
Marination Time: 30 min
Cooking Time : 30 min
serves: 3 persons

  • Fish 500g
  • Red chilli powder 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Garlic paste 1/2 tsp
  • Corn flour 2tsp
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste
  • Sprinkle salt over the fish pieces, mix them well and rinse thoroughly.
  • In a bowl, add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, cumin powder, garlic paste, corn flour and salt to the fish pieces and mix them well to coat the masala evenly.
  • Let it sit for half an hour. we may refrigerate them also.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Reduce the flame to medium. 
  • Add five to six pieces of marinated fish at a time, depending upon the size of the frying pan and fry them for five minutes. 
  • Flip the fish pieces to cook other side. Fry both the sides to golden brown.
  • Drain the fried pieces from the oil and keep those pieces on the kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.
  • Fry all the marinated fish pieces in the same way.
  • Now the crispy, spicy and the tasty fish fry is all ready to serve.
  • Garnish it and serve hot.

It goes well with:
  • Fish fry is the best side for the fish gravy rice.
  • we may use the ready made Fish Fry masala also. But that won't give the better flavor like home made masala.
Happy Cooking! Keep smiling!!


  1. like the color of fish fry.. nice preparation neela..

  2. Meen varuval has got a beautiful color.. Looks very tempting...

  3. Wow! mouth watering here..looks superb.