Coconut Chilli Fried Fish



  • 6 Fish pieces (Sri Lankan Thora/Seer Fish)  Available at Serandib
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 small onions
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (AMK, Derana or Wijaya Brands)
  • 3 tsp red chilli powder  (AMK, Derana or Wijaya Brands)
  • Salt to taste,
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • Oil for frying.
  1. Clean the fish pieces well and keep aside.
  2. Crush the 1 tsp fennel seeds and keep aside.
  3. Grind the coconut, pearl onions in to a fine paste and keep aside.
  4. Put the fish pieces in a bowl, add the coconut paste, crushed fennel seeds, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, salt, curry leaves and mix well.
  5. Marinate this for 1/2 an hour in refrigerator.
  6. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan, put the fish pieces 2 at a time and keep in medium flame.
  7. Add oil on sides and Cover cook for 3-5mins.
  8. Uncover and turn the fish to the other side, add oil on the sides and cover cook for 3mins
  9. Remove the lid and roast till golden brown and decorate with cilantro