Fish(Thilapia) Fry/Meen Varuval

When I was going through my labels,noticed that I haven't posted any fish recipes so far.As I am allergic to sea foods are rare in my house.But  both hubby dear and my son likes fish kulambhu and fry a lot.To satisfy their taste buds an easy to make preparation is the fish fry with fillets which doesn't need much of cleaning and no bones in it.Fish fry with the fillets is not only easy for cleaning,kids can also enjoy it without the bones.This recipe can be followed for the fish fry with other varieties of fish also.Now on to the recipe.........


Fish fillets(thilapia or salmon)3 pieces
Red chilly powder/milagai podi2tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/2tsp
Coriander powder/dhania podi 1tsp
Thick tamarind/puli paste 1tsp
Fennel seeds/sombhu11/2tsp
Garlic/poondu3 cloves
Curry leaves/karivepillai1sprig(optional)
Corn flour or rice flour2tbs


                        Rub the salt and turmeric powder on the fillet and wash it for couple of times and cut it to a desired size,keep aside.In a mortar pound the fennel seeds and garlic to a coarse paste.
Take the coarse paste,red chilly powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,tamarind paste,curry leaves,salt  and in a plate,mix it well.Add the paste to the fish,mix it well to coat evenly and keep in the refrigerator for an hour.Then add the corn flour and mix it well.
Keep a wide mouth pan on the stove top and heat a tbs of oil.Once the oil becomes hot fry 4-5 pieces in a medium flame,flip it carefully.
Cook till both sides get cooked and crisp.Drain it on a paper towel.
Serve it as an appetizer or with rice and rasam.


  • Instead of corn flour rice flour can be used for binding.
  • It can be deep fried in the oil also instead of shallow frying.
  • Tamarind paste can be substituted with lemon juice but originally tamarind paste is used.


lovely fish fry :) your clicks are so tempting

wow yummy,luks so tempting...

Ur click are really tempting me :( Perfect dish...

Tempting fish fry and lovely clicks dear..

i couldn't comment on taste coz am veg.. i loved ur clicks...
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Love this with a simple rasam saadam. Nice one

very tempting!!!

Tilapia is one fish my whole family loves...looking awesome those fry...

Love seafoods very much especially fish fry,will definitely satisfy my tastebuds.

tempting...will try this way next time...

Except Salmon fillets i never tried anything, this looks so good than
salmon fillets, will try it soon for my kids...nice presentation!

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