Kerala naadan fish fry....(aila fry)

2 servings
15 min
15 min
Very Easy
  • Kerala Naadan Fish Fry....(Aila Fry)
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Kerala Naadan Fish Fry....(Aila Fry)
This is something that every Malayali cant avoid in an Afternoon Meal.....Nalla chooru's, meen curryum , upperiyum.. pinne meen porichathum...


Number of serving: 2
Fish - 1/2 Kg

Turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp

Red Chilly powder - 1 1/2 Tsp

Kashmiri red chilly powder - 1/2 Tsp

Salt - as per taste

Curry Leaves - 1 Sprig

Coconut Oil - for shallow frying


  • Clean the fish with salt . Do not cut off the head. Make 5-6 shallow slits on both sides of the wish.
  • Make a paste of turmeric powder, red chilly powder, kashmiri chilly powder and salt.
    Apply this paste on the fish. It should be well coated.

    Keep it aside for 1/2 hour so that the masala enters into the fish.
  • Heat oil for shallow frying in a non-stick pan. Place 3-4 pieces of fish without over crowding and shallow fry it.

    When one side is done, flip over the fish and fry the other side. Add curry leaves.
  • Drain excess oil and serve it hot with rice.
  • You can use this recipe to fry any king of fish.
    You can also add ginger - garlic paste if you wish.. This will give an entirely different taste.
    You can increase or decrease the amount of chilly powder accordingly.

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