Fish fry

Fish fry is a delicious accompaniment with dal-rice or fish curry-rice. Fish being loaded with proteins should be included in our diet on a regular basis. It is very good for kids to consume fish as it is easily digestible and gives them laudable amounts of proteins to keep their muscles well-fed.

DD is always so not willing to eat fish if it is from the curry. However if it is fried, it doesn’t take her much time to gobble it down. I have noticed this trait among many Goans….especially from my relatives. Many people do not eat the curry fish but they love to have fried fish. In fact fish fry is always a necessity when there is Goan fish curry for lunch / dinner.

The following fish fry recipe is the simplest one among them all. It involves very few ingredients but tastes amazingly delicious. Among Goans, there are other forms of fish fry too wherein they use ginger-garlic paste to coat the fish, while some coat the fish in rava / semolina to give it a crunchy coating.

This recipe of fish fry does not involve ginger garlic paste or rava. It is an amazing recipe that will tingle your taste buds with the least of ingredients. It is also a quick recipe to save you all the time when you are busy yet want to enjoy a delectable plate of fish fry as an appetizer or side-dish.


Fish: Grey mullet /  Pomfret (you could use any fish)

Turmeric powder: 2 tbsp

Red chilli powder – 3 tbsp

Fish curry powder: 2 tbsp (optional)

Black pepper powder: 1 tsp

Salt – as per taste

Lime Juice – 2-3tbsp


Mix all the masala / spice powders and salt with lime juice and some water to form a paste. If the mixture is too dry, add some water until you get the desired consistency, which should be neither too dry nor too runny.

Apply the masala paste on the fish pieces uniformly. Marinade the fish and let it sit for at least 15 mins.

Put some oil in a pan. Shallow fry the fish pieces on both sides until well done.


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