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KingFish Fry
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King Fish Fry

King fish fry is a fish fry in which king fish slices are marinated with spice powders and salt. Later it is coated with rava or semolina and is shallow fried.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Goan, Indian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Raksha Kamat


  • Tava / frying pan


  • 1 kg King Fish
  • For Marinating the fish:
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind paste optional
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • For Coating the fish:
  • 1 cup rawa / semolina
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • Wash the king fish till its clean.
  • In a small plate, mix salt, chilly and turmeric powder.
  • To this add 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 minutes to 1 hour.
  • For frying:
  • Mix the rice flour, rawa, pinch of salt, 1/4 teaspoon 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.



  • 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.