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Fish Fry Recipe Andhra Style(chepala vepudu), South Indian Fish Fry

A quick and easy fish fry commonly done method all across south india and a perfect starter...
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Course: Starters
Cuisine: South Indian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 750 gms of fish/1 kg boneless fish pieces cut into medium size
  • 2-3 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 tbsp roasted coriander seeds powder
  • oil for shallow frying
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 7-8 vertically slit green chillies
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Firstly, wash the fish with salt and turmeric powder and water to get rid of the smell that comes from the fish.
  • Add ginger garlic paste to the fish.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and mix well.
  • Every fish piece should be mixed well with the masalas.
  • Marinate the fish mixture by refrigerating it well for about 15-20 minutes so that the masala gets absorbed well into the fish.
  • Add 2-3 tbsp of oil in a pan and heat it, add 3-4 fish pieces and shallow fry each side for about 6-7 minutes on low flame until fish is fried well on both the sides.
  • Also add some curry leaves and slit green chillies onto them while frying.
  • Take fish pieces out from the pan and spread it on an absorbent paper.
  • Continue frying the rest of the pieces in the similar manner.
  • Garnish the fish with onions and sprinkle some lemon juice all over.
  • Serve hot.


1.In this recipe I have shallow fried the fish pieces but the same fish pieces can also be deep fried...
2.Fry the fish pieces on low to medium flame whether they are deep fried or shallow fried.
3.Fry for a longer time if it is shallow fried i.e for about 5-6 minutes on each side until both sides are cooked well and coated well with the masala.
4.Additional spices like garam masala powder too can be added while marinating the fish.


Calories: 400kcal