Fish fry masala or masala fish is a mouth watering and very tempting fried fish recipe made using fresh fish pieces coming out straight from fresh waters.
This is amazing starter recipe and the same recipe can be followed using boneless fish as well and not only there are fish starters on my blog but also there are several other chicken starters or chicken recipes on the blog such as chicken tikka, tandoori chicken, chicken popcorn, kfc chicken, chicken 65, chilli chicken, chicken manchurian etc…
I have also shared the video for making fried fish masala below.
Usually fish is fried in several ways and every way of fried fish is delicious and quite appetizing. Here I have used big fish slices, made a paste using some masalas, coated the fish with the masala and shallow fried them well.
This is the best masala fish recipe where we need to marinate the coated masala fish pieces and then shallow fry them until they turn soft and crisp.
The main and the most important part in making fish recipes is selection of the fish and if a good fish is selected, then half work is done.
The fish has to be alive, fresh, then it has to be cut into desired shapes and sizes. The fish selection plays an important role in fish fry masala as every different fish gives out a different taste.
If the fish is too big then, the taste of the fish is not satisfactory though the recipe is made perfectly. The fish selected should be a tasty one like murrel fish, surmai fish, seer fish etc…
There are varieties of fish found in the market.
Important points while making any fish recipe:
1.Select the fish properly.
2.Cut it into desired shapes and size(not very thick in size).
3.Wash it well under running water several times.
4.Apply salt and turmeric to all the pieces and rest it aside for few minutes.
5.Wash it well.
6.Lemon juice too can be used to wash it well(just apply it for 5 minutes and wash the fish well if smell appears).
7.The fish pieces are ready to be used for frying or to make curry.
Here to make fried fish masala, the masala used is common spices that are easily available at home mainly in Indian kitchens.
The fish fry masala recipe requires the coated fish to be marinated well for 10-15 minutes so that the masala is well absorbed into the fish during the process of shallow frying.
The fish can be fried on a pan or a tawa.
Below is the recipe on how to make masala fish fry which is quick and easy.
Video procedure for making fish fry masala:
how to make fish fry masala or masala fish:
fish fry masala recipe, fish tawa fry | masala fish fry
- 5-6 fish pieces wash them well with water, salt, turmeric and also lemon if required
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
- 1 tsp cumin seeds powder/jeera water
- 1 tsp roasted coriander seeds/dhaniya powder
- salt as per taste
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 2-3 tsp water
- 3 tbsp oil for shallow frying
For garnishing and serving:
- 3-4 lemon wedges
- 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
- onion rings
Washing of the fish:
- Take fish pieces, wash them well under running water, apply some salt and turmeric to the fish pieces and rest it for few minutes.
- Wash the fish well again and also use lemon juice if there is still any unwanted smell.
Making of the masala paste and coating it to the fish:
- In a bowl or a plate, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds powder, dhaniya powder, salt as per taste, ginger garlic paste.
- Mix all the spices well.
- Add water gradually approx... about 2 to 3 tsp, mix it and make a thick paste.
- The masala paste is ready.
- Take some paste in your hands, take the fish piece and coat it all over the whole fish piece with the masala paste.
- Coat all the fish pieces with the masala paste.
- Marinate the fish for 10-15 minutes.
Frying the coated fish pieces:
- In a pan, add 3 tbsp oil and heat it.
- Place the fish pieces carefully and cook them for 5 minutes.
- Flip the fish pieces and cook the other side too for 5 minutes.
- Flip again and cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.
- Flip the other side too and cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.
- Each side should be shallow fried well for 10 minutes on low to medium flame.
- Take the fish pieces out.
- Place them on an absorbent paper.
- Similarly, fry the rest of the pieces.
- Sprinkle lemon juice while serving the fish.
- Serve with onion rings and fresh coriander leaves.
2.To get a perfect fried fish it approximately requires 15 minutes for both the sides to be fried well.