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Fish coconut chilly fry

Sanghi's picture
This Fish coconut chilly fry is a south indian dish. Tastes great. Try and enjoy!!
  Fish pieces 6
  Grated coconut 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Pearl onion 2
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 3 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Curry leaves 8 (1 string)
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For frying)

1. Clean the fish pieces well and keep aside.
2. Crush the 1 tsp fennel seeds and keep aside.
3. Grind the coconut, pearl onions in to a fine paste and keep aside.
4. Put the fish pieces in a bowl, add the coconut paste, crushed fennel seeds, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, salt, curry leaves and mix well.
5. Marinate this for 1/2 an hour in refrigerator.
6. Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai, put the fish pieces 2 at a time and keep in medium flame. Add oil on sides and Cover cook for 3-5mins.
7. Uncover and turn the fish to the other side, add oil on the sides and cover cook for 3mins.
8. Remove the lid and roast till golden brown and garnish with cilantro.

Tastes excellent when served hot with fish tamarind curry(already posted) and curd rice. Enjoy!!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Dry Curry
Chili, Fish
Kids, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Fish coconut chilly fry

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1345 Calories from Fat 1164

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 132 g202.4%

Saturated Fat 23.7 g118.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 96 mg32%

Sodium 954.3 mg39.8%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g8.9%

Dietary Fiber 3.8 g15.1%

Sugars 1.1 g

Protein 22 g43.1%

Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 6.5%

Calcium 2.3% Iron 4.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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shantihhh's picture
Is this a South Indian dish? Shanti/Mary-Anne
Sanghi's picture
Yes Shanti. This is a south indian dish from tamilnadu. My grandma's recipe.
shantihhh's picture
Sanghi I can't wait to try it! I love South Indian food! I even have my own Murrieya Koenigii/Curry Leaf tree! Just the fragrance of the leaves makes me miss Aleppy too much. Shanti/Mary-Anne
Sanghi's picture
Thanks for your comment shanti. Surely try and let me know..
tanya3286's picture
Wow... We have fried fish often at our place but they are always breaded with some seasoned crumbs... I have never tried coconut... I will try this the next time we get some nice boneless fillets!! great recipe :)
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