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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fish Fry (Ammachy fish fry)

I got this fish fry recipe from mathrubumi newspaper. They call it Ammachy fish fry. They also say this is the nadan fish fry of travancore style. It is a very delicious recipe, and a must try atleast once. The below recipe is for 3 kingfish steaks. You can do it with karimeen (pearl spot) or white pomphret.

You need
  1. Kingfish (neymeen/ayacura) - 3 steaks
  2. Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  3. turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  4. Shallots - 5 nos.
  5. Ginger - 1 small piece (when chopped 2 tsp)
  6. Ginger - 1 big clove
  7. Green chilli - 2 
  8. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Oil for shallow frying (Use any vegetable oil, but they say coconut oil is best for this)

  • Make a paste of chilli powder, turmeric and salt.
  • Marinate the fish with the above paste and keep aside for 20-40 minutes. 
  • Grind together ingredients 4-9 (remember you added salt while marinating, so add accordingly here) into a almost fine masala. It will be coarse as you're not using water.
  • Take the marinated steaks and cover each steak well with this coconut masala.
  • Shallow fry on a hot tawa on low flame.

Finally you'll lick the plate not to leave behind the last bit of coconut masala!!!

Sending this to the kerala kitchen hosted at Ramya's recipe


  1. nice n tasty......its looking great!

  2. Thanks for visiting my the piece of fish. Reminds me of a joint in India that would make these. Lovely.

  3. Fish fry? Any time!!! This looks very inviting :)

  4. very tempting fish fry...we make it the same way :-) thanks for sharing in Kerala kitchen

  5. Looks mouthwatering...... Sure 2 try this one :)

    1. Tried ths one..... Delicious and my family loved it

  6. Reshmi, thanks 4 sharing such a wonderful recipe.....yummy....fry luks so fabulous....

  7. lovely

  8. This looks absolutely delicious! Never had fish with coconut, but it sounds tasty!

  9. Tempting.Wl try this week chechi

  10. Tempting chechi.Wil try this week..try to get more recipes 4m Ammachi..


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