Andhra Fish Fry

Coastal Andhra is famous for fish.My grandparents have been living in Vizag for a really long time.Being in the coast we have access to fresh seafood all the time.Our summer holidays we used to enjoy all the fantastic seafood dishes during our visits.The fish darnes(steaks) are tossed in spices and pan fried to perfection.

Preparation time 30 minutes 
Serves 2 fish steaks 
Serving Size 1 steak
Calories Per Serving Approximately 366 per serving
Difficulty Medium


2 Fish slices ( I used Cat Fish – pat dry)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons coriander powder

1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
3 teaspoons Red chili powder
1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
2 teaspoons Ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons oil


1.Mix lemon juice, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste, salt and 2 teaspoon oil in a bowl.

2.Coat each of the fish pieces with the spice mixture.Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.

3.Heat remaining oil in a frying pan, pan fry the fish on both the sides on medium flame till golden brown.If your fish is too thick it will take longer to cook, you might have to cover it or place the pan in oven at 400F for 5-10 minutes to get the interior cooked.

Serve with lemon wedges and onion slices.
You can also add a tempering of curry leaves and green chili on top.


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