Kerala Fish Fry recipe | Chemballi Fish Fry ( ചെമ്പല്ലി മീൻ പൊരിച്ചത് )

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  • Yield : 15 pieces
  • Servings : 5 people
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 20m

Kerala Fish Fry recipe | Chemballi Fish Fry ( ചെമ്പല്ലി മീൻ പൊരിച്ചത് )

Kerala Fish Fry is mouth watering spicy dish. Chemballi fish fry ( ചെമ്പല്ലി പൊരിച്ചത്  ) is one of the special fish fry item among Keralites. Chemballi fish is known as Northern Red Snapper in English.

In our busy schedule of work from office, it’s really a challenge for house wife’s to make the family happy with a very good dinner.


Kerala Fish Fry recipe | Chemballi Fish Fry ( ചെമ്പല്ലി മീൻ പൊരിച്ചത് ) Meen porichathu

Chemballi Fish Fry ( ചെമ്പല്ലി മീൻ പൊരിച്ചത് )

But trust me, it’s not a very big deal if you like cooking. Here is my easy fish fry recipe which can be ready within 20 minutes (considering that you get the fish cleaned from a supermarket!)

Let me tell you a tip to fast track your cooking for dinner. Mean while your fish is frying in the pan, prepare my easy Kerala style spicy fish curry / meen mulakittatthu ( മീൻ മുളകിട്ടത്‌ ) – view the video. It’s really very very easy. Check this out.

Click to know the tip to remove Fishy smell of Fish in my another recipe:


  • Chempalli Meen ( ചെമ്പല്ലി മീൻ Red Snapper ) - 1/2 kg ( cleaned & cut into thin pieces )
  • Kashmiri Chilli powder - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Rice powder - 1/4 tbsp
  • Coconut oil - 1/2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 20 nos
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup oil for frying


Step 1

Make fine paste of all the ingredients and apply on the Fish. Marinate for 1/2 an hour.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the Fish along with curry leaves to get a nice flavour and smell.

Step 3

Your spicy, tasty and easy Fish fry is ready to serve hot with rice and variety of breads!!!!


Cooking is a passion to me,..

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