Feb 12, 2012

Chilli Fish

Chilli Fish

A tasty dish, goes well with Fried rice and Noodles !!

Serves: 3

You will need

For fish:

300 g fish cubes, approximately 12 fish cubes (pick good quality fish)

1 teaspoon soy sauce

½ teaspoon pepper powder

½ teaspoon red chilli powder

½ teaspoon salt

200 ml oil (to deep fry)

Extra 1 tablespoon oil


Wash and clean fish pieces. Drain out water thoroughly. Wipe each fish pieces with a kitchen towel.

In a wide bowl, marinate fish with above ingredients and keep aside for one hour.

For the batter:

¼ cup (3 tablespoons) corn flour

¼ cup (3 tablespoons) all purpose flour

1 egg, beat well

2 tablespoons water

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together and make a smooth batter.


Heat oil in a pan. Reduce heat to medium, dip each marinated fish pieces in batter and deep fry till golden color on a both the sides. Drain out from oil and place on kitchen towel to absorb extra oil. Do not use this oil for final preparation.

Other ingredients

1 tablespoon oil

1 green chilli, finely chopped

½ - inch piece ginger, finely chopped

6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 onion, cut into cubes and separate each layer

1 capsicum, remove seeds and cut into cubes

2 tablespoons red chilli sauce

1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder

1 teaspoon soy sauce

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon sugar

1 cup (200 ml) water

1 ½ teaspoon corn flour

4 teaspoons water


In a bowl, mix red chilli sauce, soy sauce, red chilli powder, salt, sugar and 1 cup water (200 ml) – Sauce mix.

Dilute 1 ½ teaspoon corn flour with 4 teaspoons water. Make a smooth solution and keep aside.

Heat oil in a wide pan. Add chopped green chilli, garlic and ginger. Fry on a low heat for 3 – 4 minutes until the color changes.

Add onion and fry light pink in color.

Add capsicum cubes and fry for 2 – 3 minutes (until just tender).

Add sauce mix and gently stir well. Cover with a lid and boil on a medium heat for 5 – 8 minutes. When it starts boiling, add deep fried fish pieces and gently mix well.

Add diluted corn flour solution and stir well. Cook again for 5 – 8 minutes until gravy thickens and gravy well coated on fish pieces / fragrant. Serve hot with Fried rice / Noodles.

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