Spicy Fish fry is liked by everyone generally with rice and rasam combination. Today i have come up with a tasty fish preparation could be prepared in no time and really crunchy and tasty. I am sure you love the texture of the fish. The taste of anchovies doubles when fried in this way.

This is an Andhra recipe marinated fish dipped in semolina and fried till crispy. I used to follow the same procedure to fry the King fish steaks too. Tasty crunchy flavorful fish fry.

Anchovy fish fry

Semolina crusted Fish Fry

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Cuisine: Andhra

Anchovies/ Nethili, Large-250 grams (or) White meat fish- 4 pieces
Turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli powder- 1 teaspoon (Add according to your spice level)
Garam masala powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Pepper powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste- 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon juice- 1/2 teaspoon
Salt- to taste
Semolina/ Sooji/ Rava- 1/4 cup
Fish Recipes

  • Clean the anchovies well remove the head with digestive system and the scales (some varieties do not have scales).
  • In a bowl add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, pepper powder, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice and salt.
  • Add few teaspoons of water and mix well to make a thick paste.
  • Add the cleaned anchovies and spread the masala paste all over the fish and allow to marinate for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • In a shallow plate spread the semolina and roll the marinated fish one by one.
  • Heat oil in a pan and drop the semolina coated fish and fry them till crispy and golden.
  • Fry the fish in small batches as it tends to break while turning.
  • Carefully turn the fish with out disturbing the rava coating as the coating is also so delicate.
  • Drain the fish from oil and keep on top of kitchen towl to absorb excess oil.
  • Serve with plain rice, rasam and kootu/poriyal combination.
  • Follow the same procedure if you use fish fillets to make this recipe.