KingFish Fry

4/20/2011 Raksha Kamat 19 Comments

King Fish the king among fish. I love this fish since the time I ate it. Don't remember since when :)
I remember my mom once made me eat this fish by carefully taking the rings out of it which comes after frying. Since I was not eating fish, she used to tell me to eat the rings and I was so excited, that I named it "Fish with rings". Since that day I used to eat this Fish with rings :) That was the 1st time I ate King Fish.

Today as a proud mother I prepared this fish and fed my little one in the same way - Fish with rings. I had decorated it with a tomato rose which I carefully carved. My little one came running after she saw the tomato rose. I told her that I will give it to her after the clicks :)

My hubby always says to me that no one else can fry fish better then me. OK, I am not praising myself, but am just writing out my feelings. Fish should always be fried on low flame and if it's King fish, then fry at least for 30 Min's. Also, salt is the main ingredient. Fish has it's own salt, so one should be careful while adding salt. Too much or too little will spoil the taste. One can even use tamarind paste for marination.

Whenever I go to buy King fish, I always tell them to cut it thin. The thinner it is cut, the better the taste.
The King fish should be cooked with love. Anything that's cooked with love turns great.
Below is the recipe that I am sharing with all of you with love. Cook it over this long weekend and enjoy the royal taste ;)


1 kg King Fish

For Marinating the fish:
1 tablespoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoon's chilly powder
1 tablespoon tamarind paste (optional)
1 tablespoon salt

For Coating the fish:
1 cup rawa / semolina
1 cup rice flour
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp chilly powder
1 tablespoon oil


Wash the king fish till its clean.

In a small plate, mix salt, chilly and turmeric powder.
Put in this 2 tablespoon water and make a thick paste.
You can even mix tamarind/garlic paste in this.
Apply this to the fish and let it marinate for 30 Min's to 1 hour.

For frying:
     Mix the rice flour, rawa, pinch of salt, 1/4 tsp each of turmeric powder and chilly powder. Put this on a big plate.

Coat the King fish in this rawa. Ensure that it is covered with rawa on both sides and the edges too.

Heat the frying pan and spread 1 tablespoon oil. Add more if required.
Place the fish on the pan and fry on low flame.
After 10 minutes turn them to the other side.
Fry them for 20 minutes.
You know they are done when they turn brown.

Note: Always fry fish on low flame and do not cover it while frying. Marinated fish will stay fresh in deep freezer for upto 2 weeks. Just thaw and fry.

This blog post got featured on BlogJunta for Editor's Choice.
Thanks BlogJunta :)

This recipe goes to What's On Your Kebab Platter?, an event organised by Khushi of A Girl's Diary.



  1. King fish fry looks delicious.

  2. Fish looks so crisp and delicious..nice and easy recipe..

  3. Omg, fish fry tempts me a lot///

  4. Fish fry looks crispy and yummy. i loved u method will try it soon.

  5. This is truly tempting...How lovely the fry looks...

  6. Raksha I almost did not open this post as I love fish but I dont cook itand I drool over the post. But I am glad I did open this one for I loved it. Lovely clicks. Beautiful fry!

  7. delicious I haven't coated with rava before looks crispy

  8. fish looks crispy and it

  9. Wow! Looks fantastic with the crispy coating!

  10. looks very yummy... thanks for liking my blog

  11. oh my that is top of world mouthwatering drooling!!

  12. Awesome fried fish, makes me very hungry right now..

  13. hi its great recipe


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