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Viral meen varuval / butter fish fry

Subashini Murali
90 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Viral meen varuval / butter fish fry RECIPE

Butter fish is the most preferred fresh water fish at my grand mom's place. This fry goes well with fish curry rice or simple pepper rasam rice.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Shallow fry
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1/ 2 kg butter fish cleaned and sliced
  2. oil for shallow fry
  3. For Marination-
  4. 1 tsp chilli Powder
  5. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  6. 1/2 tsp cumin
  7. 1/2 tsp pepper
  8. Small piece ginger
  9. 1 sprig curry leaves
  10. salt to taste


  1. Grind all the ingredients given under Marination to a smooth paste.
  2. Apply the ground masala paste to all the fish pieces, nicely coat and let it marinate for at least an hour.
  3. Heat a pan, pour little oil and shallow fry the pieces both the sides till it turns golden colour
  4. Remove it on tissue paper and serve hot with onion rings and lemon.

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