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Chilly Fish

Chilly fish was an instant hit at home which I served with fried rice. This can be served as a starter too. It is definitely inspired by the Indo-Chinese version where the fish is deep fried and then added into a spicy chilly sauce. This is a quick and easy to make recipe. You can use any fish like King fish,Salmon,Grey sole or Cat fish.


To fry
Fish boneless- 1 lb
Soya sauce- 2 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
pepper powder-1/2 tsp
salt to taste
flour- 3 tsp
corn flour- 2 tsp
oil for frying

For the sauce
Soya sauce- 1 tsp
Dark soya sauce- 1/2 tsp
Oyster sauce- 1 tsp
Chilli sauce- 2 tsp
Stock or water - 1 cup
Corn starch- 1 tsp

Onion - 1 medium
Bell pepper -1 or a combination of different colors
Dry red chilly- 2
Garlic- 3 pods 
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Chopped green onions- a hand full

Clean and cut fish into medium sized cubes and marinate it with soya sauce, chilly powder, pepper powder and a pinch of salt for 10 minutes. Make a thick batter with the flour and dip the fish pieces one by one and deep fry in hot oil and set aside.
Make a  bowl mix all ingredients listed under sauce except corn starch and keep ready.
Cut onions and peppers into small cubes. Thinly dice ginger and garlic. Heat oil in a pan and add garlic and red chilly and fry for a minute add in onion and garlic and saute for another minute. Now add bell pepper and green onions. Do not over cook. Add in the sauce and allow to boil. Slide in fish pieces and simmer. Finally mix corn starch in 3-4 tsp of water and allow the sauce to thicken a bit. Serve warm.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. Njan fish kazhichu thudangya sthithikke ethu entahyalum try cheyame...Looks perfect aa color is killing me chechi....

  2. looks have used quite a different varieties of sauces...

  3. what a coincidence...i just was about to post my chilli fish recipe :) but urs looks so much more appetising

  4. Delicious chilly fish are an expert in fish dishes!

    US Masala

  5. Superb pictures!! Kandittu sharikkum tempting :) Perfect with fried rice!!

  6. Very spicy and new approach with fish. I like it.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

  7. colourful chillie fish love making chillie dishes

  8. OMG I just need a fork here to finish it off!!! Looks soooo tempting

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. Fish is my all time fav ..... chili fish looks so spicy n saucy.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  10. Chilli fish looks delicious...

    Pushpa @

  11. Yummm!! mouthwatering chilly fish..cant take my eyes from the click..

  12. oh my mouth is watering seeing this...too good..

  13. wow aaa picture kandittu sahikkunyilla...............adipolli ayittundu keto...

  14. wow adiploi ayittundu n nice click 2

  15. My all time favorite Suja! Looks delicious!

  16. Oh colorful and super inviting fish yum!

  17. oh wow those look tempting and great color suja!!just love it.

  18. wonderful clicks and exotic recipes..luv to be in ur blog !!

  19. wow... fantastic clicks.... chilly fish is superb...


  20. Chilly fish in that bright color makes me drool:) Lovely presentation.

  21. Hey Suja,your blog looks so refreshing whenever i visit .Chilly fish is a great appetizer ,looks so delectable dear .Lovely pics.

  22. What kind of fish did you use? This is one of my favorites. I love it with some fried rice.

  23. Thanks all for stopping by and the sweet comments
    Preeoccupied thanks. I used grey sole fish fillet. You can use any fish without bones like king fish or talapia


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