Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Chilly Fish (with gravy)



Fish                                    --   500 gms , I used tilapia but better to for harder fishes like salmon or king fish or tuna.
Soya Sauce                      --   1 tbsp
Corn flour                        --   4 - 5 tsp
Chilly powder                 --   2 tsp
Onion                                 --   1 medium size
Ginger                                --   2 tbsp, finely chopped
Garlic                                 --   2 tbsp, finely  chopped 
Green Chillies                 --   3 - 4
Capsicum                         --   1 ,  medium size
Green chilly Sauce       --   1 tbsp  + more as per your taste and tolerance
Tomato Sauce                --   2 tsp           
Pepper Powder              --   ½ tsp 
Spring Onion                   --   2 stalks
Coriander Leaves          --   to garnish
Oil                                         --   as required
Salt                                       --   to taste


Preparation of Chilly Fish:

Clean and cut the fish into cubes. Marinate it with 1 tbsp of soya sauce, 2 tsp corn flour, chilly powder and a little salt. Keep it aside for 15-20 minutes.

Chilly Fish 1

Meanwhile, chop the onions and capsicum into small cubes, slit the green chillies and finely chop the ginger , garlic and spring onions.

Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish until they are cooked and slightly brown. Drain it into another bowl and keep aside.

In the same pan, add more oil if required and add the chopped onions, green chillies, ginger and garlic. Fry until the onions are slightly transparent. Add the chopped capsicum. Fry for few minutes and then add the chopped spring onions. Fry for a couple more minutes.

Chilly Fish 2

Add the chilly sauce and the tomato sauce.Add water if required for gravy. Mix well.Add the fried fish, and give a stir to mix. Make sure not to break the fish pieces.

If more gravy is required or if the gravy is too thin, mix the remaining corn flour in ½ cup of water. Add this to the curry and let it slightly boil. Switch of the flame, sprinkle the pepper powder and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Recipe Courtesy : Amma


  1. Hey NItha, i was planning chilly fish for my next, ethu adipoli anu tto...

  2. Delicious and mouthwatering chili fish.

  3. Drool worthy,perfect with fried rice.

  4. Oh my.. early morning i am feeling hungry now...i want some hot appom to have with this yummy curry..looks delish..slurp..great work Nitha.

  5. Superb clicks n just love the recipe

  6. delicious recipe... mouth watering..

  7. Nitha, I tried this recipe tonight..It tasted yummy..