Chilli Fish

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Chilli Fish

Course: Appetiser, Side Dish, Starter
Servings: 2 -3
Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • 200 gms Fish Cubes (preferably kingfish)
  • 20 gms plain flour
  • 20 gms Cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 4 tsp Onion chopped
  • 3 Green chilli slit lengthwise
  • 2 tsp Soya sauce
  • 3 tsp Spring onion
  • 1 small Capsicum
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Paste (refer notes)
  • 1/2 tsp White pepper powder
  • 1 Egg white
  • Salt
  • Water


  • Marinate fish cubes with maida, cornflour, ginger garlic paste, pepper powder, half of chilli paste, salt & egg white. Make sure that fish pieces are fully covered with this marinade. Keep it for half an hour & deep fry.
  • For Gravy
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped garlic, ginger, green chilli, onion, capsicum & spring onion accordingly & stir.After that add fish pieces. Add remaining red chilli paste. ( All this has to be done in high flame). Add soyasauce & stir. Add some water. Add cornflour paste & keep for 3 more minutes. Garnish with sliced tomatoes.


Red chilli paste - There are 2 ways of making red chilli paste.
Remove the seeds of red chillies & soak it in vinegar for 24 hrs.Grind it. Stir the paste in oil for sometime.
Add some vinegar to kashmiri chilli powder & mix well.
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Source:My aunty,Tesschechy

5 thoughts on “Chilli Fish”

  1. Dear Maria

    Yes, I did try out the reicpe the other night and it came out well indeed! I had even sent you a picture of the dish I had snapped just before we dived in, cos I realized there was a picture missing for this great recipe :) (I used the ‘Contact Us’ form in your website to upload the snap, hope you received it!)

    Since it doesn’t mention so, could you please specify in your recipe the amount of cornflour to be added for the CF paste for making the gravy? I would like it to come perfect the next time I make it!

    And I just shared your website link with my sister few minutes ago! I told her your recipes are both easy and delicious too!

    Warm Regards
    Mrs. Sheikh

    • Hi Mrs. Sheikh

      Thanks for trying this & its great to know that it came out well :)

      Btw, I didnt get your pic, can you please send it to I’d love to see it. I’ll update the recipe soon.

      Thanks a bunch for recommending my site to your sis, hope she also likes the recipes.


  2. Dear Maria

    Hope ur doing fine!
    I’m gonna try out this recipe tonight, however I am not sure about the cornflour paste to be added at the end. CF was mentioned just once in the list of ingredients which according to the recipe is to be added along with the rest of marination ingredients. So not sure what exactly was meant by add CF paste and keep for 3 minutes towards the end..
    I shall wait for ur reply but I am going ahead with this recipe for tonight. I shall just mix some CF with water, maybe a tbsp or so and hope it wouldn’t ruin the dish :)
    And keep posting !!!

    • Hi Mrs. Sheikh

      Did you try this recipe? How was it?

      About the corn flour paste, it is added along with marination ingredients to give crispiness to the fish. It is added in the gravy towards the end, for thickening the gravy. If you dont want the gravy, then you can skip that.


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