Chilli Fish

If you are bored of the usual fish fry and want to try something else for a fish side dish, then this recipe is a must try.

I have used Red Snapper (known as Chemballi in Malayalam) in this recipe but any other fish can be used. I have tried tuna as well and it works very well for this recipe.

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 kg fish  : cut into 1 inch cubes (boneless is a plus, but i used red snapper which had bones)
  • 2 medium sized onions : cut julienne
  • 1 capsicum : cut julienne
  • 1 tspoon diced ginger and garlic
  • 1 tbspoon soya sauce
  • 1 tbspoon chilli sauce
  • 1 tbspoon tomato sauce

To make batter to coat the fish :

  • 2 tbspoon cornflour
  • 1 tbspoon all purpose flour
  • ginger garlic paste
  • pepper powder
  • salt

Procedure :

  • Clean the fish. Keep aside. (For better taste, marinate the fish pieces with spices overnight and refrigerate or marinate for a few hours)
  • Mix the cornflour, all purpose flour, ginger garlic paste, pepper and salt in a bowl. Add water and make a thick batter.
  • Now add the cleaned fish cubes . Coat them with salt and pepper and add them into this batter. Coat the fish evenly with the batter. Keep aside for 10 to 15 mins.
  • Shallow fry these fish pieces in a pan until golden brown. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the diced ginger-garlic and onions. Cook until the onion turns translucent.
  • Now add the diced capsicum. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Next add the chilli sauce, soya sauce and tomato sauce. Mix well.
  • Add the fried fish pieces into this pan and mix gently.
  • Serve hot with rice 🙂
Clean the fish cubes

Clean the fish cubes

Add salt and pepper

Add salt and pepper


Coat with batter

Chop veggies

Chop veggies


Shallow fry till golden brown

Mix with cooked veggies and sauce

Mix with cooked veggies and sauces

Chilli Fish

Chilli Fish

Chilli Fish

Chilli Fish



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