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Stuffed Fish Fry

This is a delicious stuffed fish fry which is tangy and spicy.I was fascinated when I saw a stuffed Pomfret recipe. Usually there are different types of stuffing like sauteed prawns or crab meat. But here I used a tangy tomato and onion masala very similar to the Karimeen  pollichathu, that I posted earlier. You can use two fish fillets and make a  sandwich or slit through the fish very close to its bone and fill in the stuffing. Give this recipe a try,you will surely love this.

Fish - 2
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/3 tsp

Lemon juice- 1 tsp
Salt- to taste

For the masala gravy
Onion diced - 1
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Green chilly - 2
Curry leaves chopped- 2 springs
Ginger- garlic paste- 2-3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder- a pinch
Garam Masala-  1/2 tsp
Vinegar - a few drops( optional) 
Coriander leaves
salt to taste

In order to prepare the masala heat oil in a pan and saute green chilly, ginger garlic paste, curry leaves till its raw flavor disappears. Add onions and saute till golden brown. Add chilly powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Now add tomatoes and cook till it becomes soft ( you can at this stage add prawns or mashed potatoes if you like). Finally add vinegar and coriander leaves.

Clean the fish and cut open the stomach of the fish and slide in the knife and slit open length wise close to its bone thus making a pocket. Do not cut open. Squeeze lemon juice and let the fish rest for two minutes and wash again. This will help eliminate the fishy smell. Make a paste with chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and marinate the fish and keep aside for five minutes. Stuff  the fish with the masala paste and fry in medium flame ( you can also cover with a lid for two minutes while frying to ensure that it gets properly cooked) till both sides are evenly cooked. 

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. Excellent recipe for stuffed and fried fish..lovely ..hugs and smiles

  2. Slurp,fingerlicking stuffed fish fry, makes me hungry..

  3. Gosh.. never drooled this much for any other pic.. so tempting and delicious..

  4. Wow...Finger licking stuffed fish fry,..reminds me my days in chennai..

  5. recipe vayichappol thanne vayil boat odikkanulla vellamayi:)nice preparation Suja

  6. This fish looks as yummy as your other fish recipes & it is making me drool so hard :)

  7. OMG...Simply amazing.. Happy Valentine's day!

  8. u r making me drool like anything dear.....

  9. Looks droolicious ..... yummmm !!

  10. Awesome Suja! Where in Cleveland did you manage to get ayala :) Good job.. your food always looks very rich and super tasty.

  11. Kidu..sherikum kothiyavunu suja..pinee waiting for it soon :)

  12. Nice recipe & your blog will be treat for non vegetarians..

  13. adipoli looks soo yummy...ethu meena use cheythathu?

  14. Hey Sugata,
    Happy V day. This fish looks super tasty with that filling. Making me drool....

    Hamaree Rasoi

  15. What a fabulous looking fish fry Suja..very nicely done!

    Happy V day to you n your loved ones :)

    US Masala

  16. such a delicious stuffed fish........yummy.........first time in your blog.........u have a very nice blog........pls visit my blog also..........very hapy to follow u.........

  17. Suja.. this looks terrrible... kandittu eduthu kazhikkan thonnunnu..

  18. Never tasted anything like this before..Recipe adipoli annallo..Eppozhelum try cheyyame..Adipoli click!

  19. Stuffed fish sounds like a nice idea...looks very tempting

  20. So new to me but looks very delicious..

  21. very interesting and looks so tempting too

  22. Looks delicious, I too make them in a much similar way...very tempting indeed

  23. I nevere tried stuffed fish before, this makes me crave for some right now. Awesoem recipe chechs...

  24. mouth is watering.
    never tried stuffing fish...will try now.
    wonderful blog.

  25. Great recipe. I have never tried this recipe before. Looking great. Shall try it soon. What kind of fish did you use?

  26. oh my my i need one of those right now looks awesome!

  27. Thanks all for the sweet comments:)
    @Sunitha ayala evide Asian marketil undu. I got it two times..its frozen but was good:)
    @ Irene, thanks dear I used mackeral,you can also use pomfret.

  28. ende suje..ethu adipoli ayittundalloo...kandittu vayiloode kappal oodunnu...

  29. Never seen such a nice fish fry and I am excited. What a tempting picture Suja! Looks absolutely drool-worthy:)

  30. Mouth watering stuffed fish ..Is is Aiyla?

  31. Thanks all :)
    @ Sridevi..It is Aiyla:)


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