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Fish Chilli

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indo Chinese


  • Fish any variety – I used 2 sea bass fish fillets, cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • Red chilli powder – 2 tsp 1 tsp for marinating fish and 1 tsp for the masala
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Red onion – 2 diced
  • Green chilli – 2 slit lengthwise
  • Tomato – 1 medium deseeded and diced
  • Chilli flakes – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 3 sprigs
  • Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to season
  • Vegetable oil – to shallow fry fish


  • Marinate the fish pieces using chilli powder, garlic paste and salt; keep aside for 30 minutes. Shallow fry in oil and drain well. (If you are using fillet pieces, make sure that you do not constantly turn the fish pieces or you could end up breaking it into smaller bits).
  • In a pan, heat 3 tbsp oil, add curry leaves, onions and green chillies. Saute for a minute (you want the crunch of the onions) and add the tomatoes, salt, remaining chilli powder and coriander powder. Saute for a minute more and add the fried fish pieces.
  • Mix well but gently and finally sprinkle the chilli flakes.
  • Hot and spicy fish chilli is ready.


The quantity of spices may be varied according to personal preferences.