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Fish Thoran

Nothing is more annoying than cleaning a bunch of small fishes;-) .Lot of effort on a tiny fish which will go invisible in a single chew..


Whenever the fish brought happens to be very small,I neither fry it nor make curry,bcoz its almost watse of effort.Alternatively,small ones tastes heavenly when used to make thoran.We can use big fish pieces too.I make with tail end and head end pieces of king fish so that it doesn’t go wasted.


We’ll need


Cleaned fish-1/2 kg (maybe 2 cups)

Grated coconut-1 cup

Small onions(kunjulli)-5-6 nos

Green chilly-3-4 nos( as hot as you need it)

Ginger-a small piece

Garlic-1 small piece

Fennel seeds-1/2 tspn

Turmeric powder-1/2 tspn

pepper powder-1/2 tspn

Kokum(kudamluli)-2 small pieces

Curry leaves- 1 stalk



Coarse grind coconut,onion,green chilly,ginger,garlic,curry leaves ,turmeric powder and fennel seeds.Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustart seeds.Add coconut mixture.Add kokum(kudampuli) and pepper powder.Add cleaned fish and salt.Pour 1/2 cup water and cook on low flame.Serve hot.


P.S :

  • If you are using big sized fish(like king fish),cook them seperately adding turmeric powder,salt,pepper powder and kokum.Remove bones and then add to the coconut mixture and cook
  • If you dn’t have kokum,add 1 tomato,cut into very small pieces.Alternatively,you can use lemon juice.
  • This is a quick version.Instead,you can add curry leaves after spluttering mustard seeds,add split green chillies while cooking.
  • You can avoid fennel seeds if you prefer.But I think it adds to the taste of fish.

Easy Fish Fry

As goes the infinte number of varieties of fish,so goes the variations in fish fry recipes.There are recipes that call for lot of ingredients like fennel seeds,garlic and like..No doubt,they add more flavour to the dish,but not everybody has the time for “marinade prepration”…To them,here goes my simple recipe..



You’ll need

Fish of your choice-1/4 kg(the pic shows Kingfish Fry)

Chilli Powder-1.5-2 tspn

Turmeric Powder-0.5 tspn

Crushed ginger-0.5 tspn

Crushed curry leaves-1 stalk

Garam Masala-0.5 tspn

Lemon juice/Vinegar-0.5 tspn

Salt-to taste

Pat dry the cleaned fish using a kitchen tissue.Make a fine paste of all ingredients and bring to consistency using either oil or water.Keep marinated for half and hour,preferably in refrigerator.Heat oil in a sause pan and deep fry or shallow fry according to your choice,on medium heat.Flip the fish pieces only after 3-4 mnts to prevent it from cracking . Once crisp,remove from heat and serve.



P.S:To get rid of the fishy smell from your kitchen,make a solution of water and vinegar and after the final wash of knives and utensils,just pour this mixture over them and the kitchen sink.