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Tava Fish Fry


  • Fish-500 gm
  • Small/big onion-100 gm-tomato 50 gm-coarsely grind them into thick paste
  • Tamarind-half lemon size(25gm)-make thick paste of tamarind
  • Coconut powder/scrapings half cup
  • Sombu (aniseed) powder-1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-3 tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-half tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • curry-leaves
  • cooking oil – 8 tsp


  1. Clean and slice 500 gm of fish suitable for frying in tava.  Suitable fish varieties: Seer(Vanjiram), Pomfret(Vowval), Seabass)Koduva), Saw/gur (Kola), Crab (nandu)
  2. Grind coconut and sombu into thin paste. Add all other items and mix well into a thick paste.Dip fish slices in this paste for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a tava and add 4 tsp oil. Place the coated-slices of fish  on the tava and cover it with a lid for a minute and remove the lid. Continue to fry till golden brown and turn the slices upside down and fry till golden brown. Add oil as and when necessary.