Tuesday 22 October 2013

Red Snapper Fish Fry / Sankara Meen Varuval / South Indian Style Fish Fry - Shallow Frying Method

This is a very simple but delicious fish fry recipe that goes well with any type of meal. 


Red Snapper / Sankara meen - 6 to 8 pieces
Turmeric powder -1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 2 to 3 tsp(adjust according to your taste bud)
Thick tamarind extract - 2 tsp 

Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - as required
Oil - for shallow frying 


Wash and clean the fish pieces; make incisions and pat dry. 

Take a bowl; add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, tamarind extract, salt and a tsp of oil.

Mix everything to make a thick paste consistency. (Add water if required)

Apply this masala on both sides of the fish; allow to marinate for more than a hour.

Heat oil in a flat bottom pan, add some curry leaves and place the fish.

Turn the fish in between to cook both sides evenly.(Do this in a medium flame)

Serve hot as a starter or accompaniment to rice with  fish curry.


Instead of tamarind extract you can also use lemon juice or vinegar.

This recipe is suitable for any small fish variety.

Adding curry leaves is optional but i preferred to add because it gives a nice flavour to the fish.


  1. Mouthwatering here..My H's favourite fish fry.

  2. wonderful fry n drooling over the plate...

  3. Mouthwatering.... fish fry

  4. yummy fish fry... yet to try this fish in home... tasted it in hotels...

  5. Thanks for sharing... Such a nice information about the Frozen Meat Poultry!

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