Dry Fish Recipe

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If wondering what is Dry fish, well let me first clear that, it is basically not a dried fish. It however is a fish wrapped in spicy paste which is dry and not curry like. I hear this term a lot in the restaurants. It is common here although may be not common abroad.

I have always posted recipes for Vegetarian food.This is my first non-veg recipe.

Dry Fish




  1. Fish- 1 pc.
  2. salt to taste
  3. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp.
  4. Chili Powder-1/2 tsp.
  5. Pepper powder-1/3 tsp.
  6. coriander powder- 1 tsp.
  7. Garlic cloves-3 to 4
  8. Ginger-1 tsp.
  9. Mustard seeds(black one)-1/3 tsp.
  10. Mustard seeds(yellow one)-1 tsp.
  11. Cumin powder- 1 tsp.
  12. coriander leaves chopped


  • Wash the fish very well. Marinate with salt and turmeric powder. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in skillet and fry the fish till golden brown on both sides.
  • Grind all the ingredients except fish,mustard leaves and black mustard leaves, to make paste.
  • Either you can use Tawa or the skillet.
  • In case of tawa,spread oil over the surface, wrap the paste around the fish piece well on both sides and cook on both sides on tawa on low flame. Heat 1 tsp.oil in a pan and allow black mustard seeds to crackle, now pour it over the fried fish.
  • In skillet, heat oil , add the black mustard seeds, allow to crackle, now add the paste and fry till golden brown, add fish to it and wrap the paste all around it properly.
  • Curry leaves are optional. You may also use them instead of coriander leaves.
  • Garnish the dry fish with coriander leaves and serve it hot with bread,chapati or rice.

Bon Appetit



2 thoughts on “Dry Fish Recipe

    GrittyChamp said:
    November 28, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I’m not a big fan of fish, no thanks to the peculiar fishy flavour. But I know that a good marinade can more than make up for it. Add to that it looks crunchy, I’m definitely tempted to try it.

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    arohii said:
    November 28, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Thank you for stopping by Grittychamp!


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