Simple Fish Fry



The essence of life is in keeping things simple. How many of you agree to this? With time becoming of essence with every passing day, I can’t but agree to this. There were times when I used to sit for hours deciding what to cook but now that phase has passed. I cook with what is in the fridge and what will help me put dinner on the table in the minimum possible time. I just need to ensure that my folks eat, and it is just simple food, nothing elaborate. Even though I have had that thought before too, it is becoming more of a necessity now. I am a very lazy mother to say the least, and most of the time I have never cooked breakfast. But the next working year, which starts next week, my girls are going to see a change in their timings which means that they leave an hour and a half after I leave for work, giving them enough time to have a breakfast and move out of the house. I have started training myself to get up and cook at least something simple every morning and HD is pleasantly surprised. I hope I can stick to the mojo and keep myself motivated…


Since I was talking about keeping things simple, today’s recipe is also really simple. Most of the time, I go for our style of frying fish but what do I do if I don’t have ginger garlic paste handy in my fridge? I then do this simple fish fry that won’t really take too much of time and tastes delicious enough. My girls aren’t fond of fish, but I make sure I still make fish on Saturday lunches, since that’s the only day I have a proper rice-curry-stir fry-fish lunch and I want to have it properly. Hehe… This fish fry is so simple that it gets ready in less that 10 minutes including frying if your fish size is small. Off to the recipe…





3 from 1 vote

Simple Fish Fry

Course Main Course
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda


  • 250 gm fish I have used pomfret
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


  • Clean the fish and pat dry.
  • Combine the powders and salt and make a paste with a few drops of water.
  • Add the fish in and toss well to coat.
  • Set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and cook both sides for five minutes or till done.


At times I add 1/4 tsp of fennel powder or cumin powder, depending upon my mood.

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  1. Looks wonderful! I like to keep things simple too and these days I don’t even bother to fry anything, just place them in oven and roast πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie… πŸ™‚

  2. 3 stars
    wow, Rafeeda, this fish fry looks so delicious.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Seenachechi…

  3. They look so inviting ❀… and it also reminds me I have a tray of king fish lying in my freezerπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ..
    I wish if they start the school late here too. Would love to make good brekkie for kids

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I am glad it is a little late, they will get some extra sleep, lot of time to get ready and eat properly too, though it is a bit of work for me… πŸ˜€ Thank you so much Niloufer…

  4. Good one ,simple and delicious πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Ruxana… πŸ™‚

  5. This looks so good. I know now I’m making fish fry for dinner πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Tisa… πŸ™‚

  6. Simple and delicious fish fry

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Suja…

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