Karimeen/pearl spot fish fry

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Pearl spot fish cleaned and gashed - 4

Red chilly paste or dry chillies - 10 g

Turmeric powder - 1/2

Garlic -5 flakes

Ginger paste - 10 g

Lemon juice - 1 no

Pepper - 1/2 spoon

Small red onion - 5 or 6

Salt - As reqd

Curry leaves - 1 sprig



  • Make deep slits on either side and smear some lime juice and keep aside for some time.
  • Mix all the ingredients, except oil, and marinate the fish in this mixture for an hour and refrigerate.
  • Heat some oil in the skillet and shallow fry the fish on both sides.
  • Decorate with lemon and curry leaves. The karimeen fry is ready to serve.


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