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Fish Masala

Masala, a common term used for a nice hot and spicy dish, full of Indian condiments and spices.  This spiced fish dish will be perfect with rice or bread.


Serves 4 to 5


As necessary              Cooking Oil

500 grams                   Fresh Fish Fillet


Ingredients (A)

1 teaspoon                  Ginger (paste)

2 teaspoons                Garlic (paste)

teaspoon                 Turmeric powder

1 teaspoon                  Chicken Powder


Ingredients (B)

teaspoon                   Cumin Seed

teaspoon                   Fennel Seed

teaspoon                   Fenugreek Seed

2 sprigs                         Curry Leaves

1 piece                          Green Chilli (sliced)


Ingredients (C)

80 grams                      Onion (finely sliced)


Ingredients (D)

1 teaspoon                    Ginger (paste)

2 teaspoons                  Garlic (paste)

2 teaspoons                  Onion (paste)


Ingredients (E)

120 grams                     Tomatoes (chopped)

1 tablespoon                  Chilli Powder

5 tablespoons                Fish Curry Powder

2 stems                          Lemon Grass

4 pieces                         Lime Leaves                         

3 sprigs                          Pandan / Screw Pine Leaves


Ingredients (F)

----                                  Fried Fish

20ml                               Thick Coconut Milk [If necessary]

As necessary                 Evaporated Milk


Ingredients (G)

1 teaspoon                    Chicken Powder

As necessary                Salt


Ingredients (H)

2 sprigs                         Spring Onion (sliced)

1 piece                          Green Chilli (sliced) [If necessary]

50 grams                       Tomatoes (cut into 6)


1. Cut the fish into pieces (2 inches each), then soak and wash the fish with salt to remove the fishy smell.And marinate with Ingredients (A), and leave it aside for 10 minutes. 

2. Heat the oil in a cooking wok to deep fry.

3. Fry the fish and leave it aside.

4. Use a little oil from the oil used to fry the fish.

5. Then, fry the Ingredients (B), and fry it till fragrant.

6. Add in the Ingredients (C), and fry till golden brown.

7. Then add in the Ingredients (D), and fry till fragrant.

8. Add in the Ingredients (E), reduce the flame and fry it till fragrant and oily.

9. Then add in the Ingredients (F & G), and simmer it well.Increase the flame.

10. Add in salt if its necessary.

11. Finish it off, with Ingredients (H), and simmer it well.



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Fish Masala.