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apollo fish on a plate with lemon wedges

apollo fish fry recipe, boneless fish fry

yummy indian kitchen
A boneless deep fried pakoda stir fried in curry leaves and chili tempering.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course fish, Indian starters, non veg, seafood
Cuisine Andhra, Hyderabadi
Servings 2
Calories 136 kcal


For marination:

  • 6-7 boneless fish, cut into pieces or strips (using tilapia here)
  • salt - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper corn powder
  • ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoon corn flour
  • 2 teaspoon all purpose flour/maida
  • 3 tablespoon beaten egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • oil for deep frying

To saute the fish:

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 5-6 vertically slit green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 6-7 fresh curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper corn powder
  • 2 tablespoon thick yogurt
  • a pinch of yellow food color mixed with 2 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander leaves


Fish marination:

  • Wash the boneless fish pieces well and strain them well to remove excess water.
  • Take a mixing bowl, add the boneless fish pieces.
  • Add salt as per taste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder, add ginger garlic paste.
  • Add corn flour, all purpose flour/ maida into it.
  • Add beaten egg to the marination.
  • Add lemon extract .
  • Mix all the ingredients well with the fish pieces.
  • Cover and marinate in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Deep frying:

  • Take a deep frying pan or a wok, add oil for deep frying and heat it well.
  • Drop the marinated fish pieces carefully into the oil.
  • Deep fry them for at least 10 minutes or until they are fried well completely.
  • Take the fish pieces out and place them on an absorbent paper.

Tempering the fish pieces:

  • Take a saute pan, add oil and heat it.
  • Add vertically slit green chillies, add finely chopped garlic.
  • Add fresh curry leaves and saute few seconds.
  • Add dry spices such as salt, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and black pepper powder.
  • Add yogurt and give a good mix.
  • Add yellow food color mixed with little water.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the fried fish pieces into it.
  • Mix the fish pieces with the tempering.
  • Saute until yogurt gets absorbed into the fish.
  • Lastly, add some freshly chopped cilantro leaves.
  • Mix well and turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with lemon wedges and sliced onions.
  • Serve as a starter.


  • Adding yogurt is not mandatory and can be skipped but in Hyderabadi style of cooking usually yogurt is added.
  • Food color too can be added as an optional ingredient and can be kept natural without giving color to it.
  • If sauce is preferred then add half a teaspoon of soy sauce to enhance the flavors.
  • In the tempering chopped cashews can be added and stir fried to get cashew flavor in the starter dish.


Nutrition Facts
apollo fish fry recipe, boneless fish fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 6mg1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin A 151IU3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.