Fish Fry Recipe For Beginners

Fish fry is an extremely delicious, mouthwatering, and mild spiced recipe. Fish is fried in many parts of the world, and fried fish is an important food in many cuisines because fish contains a low-fat high-quality protein. Fish is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin).

Fish is rich in calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals. The best part is it works as a side or even as a starter, you can also use small fish fillet and deep fry or shallow fry to make it as finger food, a great choice for party or potluck or just do as I did and still use it as snack or starter or as a side the choice is yours.

Also read: Chilli fish recipe

Fish fry recipe
Fish fry recipe

List of ingredients and equipments Fish Fry Recipe

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  1. Frying pan. Buy here
  2. Mixing bowl. Buy here
  3. Vegetable oil. Buy here
  4. Sesame oil. Buy here
  5. Coconut oil. Buy here
  6. Lemon juice. Buy here if you don’t have access to fresh lemons.
  7. Turmeric Powder. Buy here
  8. Garam Masala. Buy here
  9. coriander (dhania) powder. Buy here
  10. red chili powder. Buy here
  11. Rice flour. Buy here
  12. Corn flour. Buy here
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The fish fry technique used in this recipe is good for any fish, especially Vetki fish fry.

Fish fry recipe

Delicious Fish Fry Recipe (Indian Style)

Prepare awesome fish fry at home
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people
Calories 240 kcal


  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 Frying Pan


  • 500 gram Fish
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • ½ tbsp coriander powder optional
  • ½ tbsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 2 tbsp corn flour or, besan


  • In a mixing bowl, add red chilli, turmeric powder, coriander powder, lime juice and required salt. Add a little water to make it paste like.
  • Add the fish and mix well.
  • Coat the masala on all sides of the fish and marinate for at least 30 mins.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan or dosa tawa and fry the fish until the fish turns dark brown in colour.
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Get the best out of your fish fry

  • Marinade: For this recipe, you can marinade for just 5 mins or simple overnight marination also works well.
    For overnight marination, use a glass container or recommended freezer-safe container. Cover the fish and refrigerate.
  • Oil: I have used vegetable oil in this recipe. You may use sesame oil, gingerly oil, or coconut oil. Every oil has a distinct flavor.
  • Fish: Use white thick fleshed fish for best results.

Read more about fish fry on Wikipedia.


Which fish is best for fry?

Vetki (Barramundi), Tilapia, Cod, Halibut, and Bass fish are perfect for fish fry

Is it better to fry fish in cornmeal or flour?

Both the cornmeal and flour came out perfect although the cornmeal tended to be more uniformly golden across the fillet

What flour is best for frying fish?

Corn flour or wheat flour

Are air fryers good for fish frying?

Air fryers are great. The fish cooks quickly and the breaded coating will crisp up just like fish that was made in a deep fryer.

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