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Andhra-Style Fish Fry Recipe

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Nothing like a plate of fish fry on a Sunday afternoon in your lunch. And if the fish fry is prepared with this Andhra recipe, then it will surely give you praises. Just to remind you that not all Indian fish recipes are curries. This Andhra recipe for example gives you an amazing dry fish delicacy that you can enjoy with dal and rice.

A very high amount of zesty spices is customary in any Andhra style recipe. This Andhra-style fish fry would not be an exception to that rule. However, you can adjust the spices to suit your palate. This is a traditional Indian fish recipe and has its customary excesses of oil and spices. So this dish is not for healthy freaks but a must for food freaks!

Andhra Fish Fry

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes

Ingredients For Marinade

  • Onions- 1(chopped)
  • Garlic pods- 5
  • Ginger- 1 inch
  • Cumin seeds- 1tsp
  • Coriander seeds- 1tsp
  • Fennel seeds- 1tsp
  • Red chillies (dry)- 4
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2tsp
  • Garam masala- 1/2tsp

Other Ingredients

  • Fish fillets- 8 (any common fish like rohu, bombay duck or pomfret)
  • Curry leaves- 5
  • Oil- 3tbsp
  • Salt-as per taste


1. Rub some salt on the fish fillets and keep them aside as you work on the marinade.

2. Meanwhile take all the ingredients of the marinade and grind it together in a blender. Make sure the paste is thick.

3. Now marinate the fish with the marinade you have prepared and leave it for half an hour.

4. Heat oil in a flat bottomed pan. Season it with curry leaves for flavour.

5. Now pick up the fish fillets with as much marinade as possible and put into the pan.

6. Lower the fame and cook on both the sides for about 7 to 8 minutes.

7. When both sides of the fish is nicely browned, you can take it off the flame.

Serve the fish fry hot from the gas oven to compliment the Andhra-style dal (palak pappu curry) and plain rice.

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Story first published: Sunday, September 2, 2012, 11:01 [IST]
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