Masala Fried Fish

Masala Fish

Masala Fish

Here’s another treat for fish lovers.   This Indian fish dish is very flavorful and it uses simple Indian spices.  For this recipe I have used a barramundi fillet, but you could use any other fish of your choice.  This has definitely become one of my favorite dishes.  You should give it a try – I am sure you will enjoy it .


1 fish fillet
2 tablespoons yoghurt
1 teaspoon ginger/garlic paste
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons red chili powder (less if you prefer it not too spicy)
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 large tomato (chopped)
1 medium onion (chopped)
Vegetable oil for frying
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Wash the fish with salt and cut into 4 slices
  • Marinate the fish with lemon juice and salt and set aside for about 30 minutes
  • Heat oil in a pan fry the pieces of fish on both sides until they turn brown, remove and set aside
  • In another pan, heat a tablespoon of oil and fry the onions until they start to brown
  • Add the yoghurt and all the other ingredients to the onions and keep stirring on a low heat until a thick paste is formed
  • Next add the fish to the paste and cook for another few more minutes
  • Remove and garnish with coriander leaves and serve

7 Comments on “Masala Fried Fish”

  1. abrooke65 says:

    OMG I went to a Sri Lankan hindu wedding this weekend and had something similar. It was sooooo good! Another home run by you!

  2. Amber says:

    Looks great! Love the spices! What is barramundi like? I’ve never head of it. What is a similar type of fish?

    • whipadish says:

      The common name for barramundi is “sea bass” – you should be able to get it quite easily. Great for grilling as there are hardly any bones to deal with 😀

  3. Rahul Thacker,M.D;M.H.A. says:

    Chop onions means small peaces with knife or in blender?

  4. Rahul Thacker,M.D;M.H.A. says:

    misspelled …meant pieces!Duh!

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