Keralan Fish Fry

5/5 from 2 Customers

Fish fry is a popular dish in the coastal region of Kerala in Southern India.

25 minutes

10 minutes


Also works a treat with: Chicken breasts - flattened out slightly

Book: How to be a Curry Legend (p90)

Goes great with: Bombay Potatoes (p123) and Mint Raita (p214)

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Fish fry is a popular dish in the coastal region of Kerala in Southern India. It’s a simple dish, often made with the local kingfish (a larger version of mackerel), coated in spices, fried until crispy (here helped by the addition of flour) and finished with the sharp tang of lemon.

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25 minutes

10 minutes



4 with sides


Low Effort

Main Ingredient



Dairy Free

Dairy Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste


Meal Taste



Popular Style




  • 4 fish fillets (e.g salmon, mackerel, sea bass etc, about 150g each)
  • 2 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
  • Fresh ginger - finely chopped to make 2 tsp 
  • 1 lemon
  • 60g flour (any type)

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Product Rating (2):


Keralan fish fry with salmon, easy Indian veg and onion bhajis. This is now a weekly staple in our house, thank you Spicery!!

Hooray - great combination! Happy spicing!


I’d never cooked a fish curry before, I will be cooking this again! Absolutely fantastic and so simple. Worked really well with Bombay Potatoes and Mint Raita.

Yum! Great job, Ian!

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