Fish Roast


Fish Roast

Kerala Style Fried fish roasted in Onions and Tomatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 1 pound Fish approx 1/2 kg)(Thick flesh fish like King fish, Salmon etc are good for this recipe
  • For marinating fish:
  • 2 tsp Chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt As reqd
  • Lemon juice from 1/4 lime
  • (Mix all this together and if needed add little water to make a nice paste to marinate fish.)

For roast:-


  • Clean and cut fish into 1 inch pieces.
  • Marinate it for atleast 30 mins outside or in refrigerator for 3 - 5 hrs.
  • Fry fish in oil. Keep it aside.
  • Saute minced ginger in 6 or 7 tbsp oil.
  • :- You can use remaining oil from frying fish. But don`t use that, if it is burnt/black etc. Also you can use the same pan used for frying fish.
  • Add more or reduce oil depending on your health restrictions.
  • Add onions to it.
  • When it is soft and golden yellow, add 1/2 tsp chilli powder and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and saute again.
  • Add tomatoes, green chillly pieces and curry leaves and saute that until it turns to a nice roast mixture.
  • Add fried fish to it and mix slowly so that it won`t break.
  • :- If it looks dry and if you want, you can add more oil.
  • Mix everything well and cover it.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for some more time for 15 - 20 mins.
  • Mix in between and make sure it is not getting burnt and not sticking to the bottom of the pan so that the flavor of different ingrediants will blend together.
  • ENJOY!!!
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Response (3)
  1. R
    Roopa June 23, 2008

    I made fish roast for lunch when i invited my friends home and they all loved it very much.. thanks…

  2. R
    Raj December 16, 2007

    It came out very good. I tried it with puttu. I was looking for this recipe for sometime. Very easy to make also. Thanks.

  3. I
    Indu October 16, 2007

    Very tasty and easy to make. Thank you!

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