Make Kerala-Style Karimeen Fish Fry At Home

Fish fry is one of the most delicious fish recipes that you can make as a snack or a side dish. It involves using minimum ingredients and yet the result is supremely flavourful. Kerala can be easily the epicentre of all amazing fish dishes in the country. Here we share a delectable Karimeen Fish fry recipe that you can cook Kerala-style at home. Karimeen or Pearl Spot is also the official fish of Kerala and hence this fish fry recipe is popular among the locals. Check it out.

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Make Kerala-Style Karimeen Fish Fry At Home
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash the fish under running water and clean it thoroughly. Make 3/4 slits at equal distance. Drain the excess water.
  2. Take a small bowl and add red chilli powder, black pepper powder, turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice and salt. Add a tablespoon of water and mix the ingredients to make a thick paste.
  3. Apply the marination paste over the fish. Make sure to apply the paste in the slits. Refrigerate the fish for an hour.
  4. Heat some coconut oil in a pan. Once it is hot enough, place the fish and fry for about 6-12 minutes on low flame. When both the sides turn golden, remove from the pan. Serve hot with steamed rice.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tip

Make sure you coat the masala paste in the stomach cavity of the fish. If the paste is runny, you can add 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour to it. This helps the paste to set nicely on the fish.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I add in place of lemon juice?

If lemon juice is not available, then you can add vinegar or soaked tamarind water to the marination paste. 

Can I deep-fry this fish?

Yes. You can deep-fry the fish. However, make sure to add cornflour to the marination paste.

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