Nutrition in Fish Meat
Fish meat is a good source of protein and do not have the high saturated fat that fatty meat products contain in them. Meat of fish is a low calorie and perfect diet food. Fish meat, is rich with Omega 3 fatty acids, which are heart-friendly.
Coming to today’s fish fry recipe, my mom shallow fries the marinated fish pieces and my mom-in-law deep fries them. Sometimes I shallow fry some pieces and deep fry some. It is up to you how you want to fry the fish pieces. Both the fries taste the same in the end. Fish fry can be stored in a clean and dry air tight container in fridge for 2-3 days. I usually serve this with khatti dal or rasam.
Ingredients need to make Andhra Fish Fry are,
Fish Pieces – Catla (bocha), Rohu (ragindii), Murrel (koramenu), Hilsa (pulasa chepa) etc; are most commonly used fishes in making fish recipes. If you are ordering online or buying it from a shop, then try getting Bengali Cut pieces. If you use Bengali cut pieces of fish, then the recipe will not only look appetizing but the fish pieces will stay in shape upon cooking or frying.
Green chilies, Black pepper and Red chili powder – these three ingredients are used for adding heat and spice to this fish fry recipe.
Onion and Ginger-garlic paste – will give nice texture to the fish fry recipe.
Turmeric Powder – this will bring the best color and helps in reducing the smell of the fish.
- 6-9 Fish pieces, cleaned and washed *
- 2 Green chilies, deseeded
- 1 Onion, sliced
- 1 tbsp. Ginger-Garlic paste
- ½ tbsp. Black pepper powder
- 1 tbsp. Red chili powder
- ¼ tbsp. Turmeric powder
- 2-3 springs fresh Coriander leaves
- Salt to taste
- Oil for frying
How to make Spicy Andhra Fish Fry | Andhra Chepa Fry
- Grind and make a fine paste of onion slices, dry coconut and green chilies,
- Add salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder, 1 tbsp. of oil and ginger-garlic paste to the above grind paste and mix well.
- Now coat the fish pieces with this paste and leave for marination in the fridge for one hour.
- Heat oil in a pan and deep | shallow fry the marinated fish pieces one by one or 2-3 at a time depending on the size of the pan
- Carefully fry the fish pieces by flipping occasionally.
- Once the pieces turn nice brown on both the sides, carefully remove them on kitchen tissue.
- Serve warm by garnishing with minced coriander leaves and lemon wedges.
- Add love to make this Andhra Fish Vepudu taste ‘YUMMY’.
Lubna's Serving Suggestions:
Recipes like fish fry are always served as side dish recipe in main meals.
You can serve this fish fry recipe with sambar or rasam.
This fish fry tastes good when served in combo with steamed bowl of rice and khatti dal.
On festival days this fish fry recipe is also served along with other fish curry recipes like chepala pulusu or chepala koora.
Quick Thali Ideas:
Steamed Rice + Khatti Dal + Fish Fry
Kichidi + Fish Fry + Achar
Weekend Thali Ideas:
Steamed Rice + Sambar + Fish Fry + Any Vegetable Curry + Rasam + Papad + Curd*
Barnyard Millet Porridge + Meethi Dal + Fish Fry + Rasam + Curd*
* I don't know why is it in our family, we don't eat fish and curd in one day. So, if it is like that in your family too, then skip curd. Have a glass of buttermilk later, if you feel spicy after eating this fish fry.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 565Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 218mgSodium: 485mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 101g