How to make Green Masala Fish Fry - Fish darnes marinated in green chutney, coated with semolina-rice flour mixture and shallow-fried.

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Main Ingredients : Fish (मछली), Fresh coriander leaves (ताज़ा हरा धनिया)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Green Masala Fish Fry

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Green Masala Fish Fry checkout Fish Cutlet, Amritsari Fish, Fish Cakes With Cucumber Relish, Amritsari Fish . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Baingan Pakora, Spicy Lamb Chops, Poha Chewda, Grilled Corn-On-The-Cob With Chilli Butter.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Green Masala Fish Fry Recipe

  • Fish Surmai, cut into darnes 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves ½ medium bunch + for garnishing

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Garlic cloves 6-8

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) ½ cup

  • Rice flour 1 tablespoon

  • Oil for shallow frying

  • Lemon ½ for garnishing


Step 1

Grind together coriander leaves, green chillies, garlic cloves, salt and lemon juice with some water to a smooth paste.

Step 2

Take fish darnes in a bowl. Add salt and mix. Add ground paste and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

Spread semolina on a plate. Add rice flour and mix well.

Step 4

Coat each marinated fish darn with semolina mixture.

Step 5

Heat some oil in a non-stick pan. Shallow-fry the fish, turning sides, till evenly cooked, golden and crisp on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves and halved lemon.