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Spicy Fish & Onion Fry...

Note :~ This is a spicy dish, adjust the chilli intake if you need to... ;)


Ingredients (A) :~
  • 5 blocks mackerel fish
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder 
  • salt
  • 2 onion ~ cut into rings
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves ~ shredded
  • 5 pcs bird's eye chillies (cili padi ) ~ do not slice
  • 1/2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • cooking oil
Ingredients (B) :~
  • 6 shallots
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/2 inch fresh turmeric
  • 1 inch shrimp paste (belacan)
  • 5 pcs bird's eye chillies (cili padi )

Method :~
  1. Rub fish blocks thoroughly with turmeric powder and salt. Marinade for 15 minutes.
  2. Using a food processer, grind together ingredients (B).
  3. Deep fry the fish blocks in oil until well cooked. Place the fried fish on a serving plate. Keep aside.
  4. Leave about 4 tbsp oil in pan, saute the ground ingredients for 3 minutes. Add onion rings, chillies and shredded kaffir lime leaves.
  5. Keep stirring for another 3 minutes. Add water, tamarind paste and salt. Allow the gravy to boil and thicken.
  6. Check the seasoning and turn off the heat. 
  7. Pour the onion gravy onto the readied fried fish. Serve with hot rice and some vege by side :)
 ** You may use fresh green / red chillies instead of bird's eye chilli.


 My simplest way...



  1. This looks oh-so-good! I could eat the pic:P

  2. Irresistible!!!Loved the recipe....

  3. Yummy , clicks are really tempting!!!

  4. I never had a fish prepared even close to this. I love the flavors and the preparation! This looks SO, SO GOOD!

  5. Looks sooo yummy!..Love, come and join Maggi Good to Great Campaign here

  6. Fabulous fish dish! And I love the cili padi too :)

  7. Delicious recipe...looks mouthwatering.
    Have a lovely week ahead :)

  8. yummy..n v all time fav,!!!hey shri ..what is ur mail id?

  9. I'm drooling....drooling...drooling sis...

  10. It's been real long time since I had this dish, I remember the last time was in Kerla (now Trevendram I guess) it taste out of this world. Beautiful clicks and presentation :)

  11. Fish fry looks simply fingerlicking.

  12. like sangat..
    Delicious recipe...

  13. Kita suka kalau masakan pedas....berselera makan...

  14. wuihh sedap nih, makin pedas makin sedappp.. slurrp

  15. Hi Love, tambah nasi please!!! My favorite fish mackerel no matter cook in what style. But love to deep fry it then cook in tomato, ginger and salted vegetable soup. Very appetizing dish. ;)

    Have a lovely day ahead. Regards, with hugs and kisses to you.


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