Fish Chilly Fry



  • Fish pieces – 6,
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup,
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp,
  • Pearl onions – 2,
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp,
  • Red chilly powder – 3 tsp,
  • Salt – as per taste,
  • Curry leaves – 1 string,
  • Oil – for frying.


  • Clean the fish pieces well and keep aside.
  • Crush the 1 tsp fennel seeds and keep aside.
  • Grind the coconut, pearl onions in to a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Put the fish pieces in a bowl, add the coconut paste, crushed fennel seeds, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, salt, curry leaves and mix well.
  • Marinate this for 1/2 an hour in refrigerator.
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai, put the fish pieces 2 at a time and keep in medium flame. Add oil on sides and Cover cook for 3-5mins.
  • Uncover and turn the fish to the other side, add oil on the sides and cover cook for 3mins.
  • Remove the lid and roast till golden brown and garnish with cilantro/Coriander leaves.