Fried Fish

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Indian


  • 1 pound of Kingfish, cut in 1⁄2 inch thickness*

Clean the Fish:

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp salt

For Marinade:

  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 inch piece of ginger (1 tablespoon), sliced
  • 1 tbsp. garlic, sliced
  • 1-1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 tbsps. of water
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3 stalks curry leaves, (1 stalk for marinade/ 2 stalks for frying)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or enough to partially cover the fish **


Step 1:

  • Wash and clean fish with lemon juice and salt.
  • Rinse with cold water. Use a napkin to dry off the water

Step 2:

  • Grind together all ingredients and 1 curry leaf stalk .
  • Marinate the fish with the mix.
  • Set aside for 10 to 30 minutes.

Step 3:

  • In a pan, add 1⁄2 cup coconut oil or enough to cover the fish halfway.
  • When the oil is hot, add the fish to the oil.
  • Put one curry leaf stalk on the top of the fish.
  • Turn down the heat to medium.
  • Cover the pan to avoid the oil splattering.
  • When the fish is cooked (it turns brown) on one side, flip the fish and put another stalk of curry leaf on top of the fish.
  • When both sides are cooked, remove from oil and place it on a plate lined with a paper towels to absorb oil.
  • Fried Fish is ready to serve.



This dish goes well with Rice, Biriyani, and Vegetable Fried Rice.
Fried fish can be served with lemon wedges, sliced onions, and tomato slices.
*You can also use Tilapia, Pomfret, Butterfish, or any other fish that is not soft.
**Use oil of your choice.
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Keyword Fish or Seafood


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