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Pearl Spot Fish Fry (Karimeen Fry)

Updated on December 1, 2016

Karimeen Fry

Beautiful fish
Beautiful fish


  1. Kashmiri Red Chili powder: 1Tsp
  2. Pearl Spot Fish – 250gms
  3. Oil for shallow fry.
  4. Very small onions: 5
  5. Mustard seeds: ¼ Tsp.
  6. Cinnamon: 1 piece.
  7. Clove:1
  8. Ginger: 1 inch piece.
  9. Garlic: 3 cloves.
  10. Turmeric Powder: ½ Tsp.
  11. Pepper Powder: 1 Tsp.
  12. Lemon Juice: Juice of one lemon.
  13. Salt to taste.


  1. Take the fish and wash and clean it thoroughly.
  2. Now wash it with vinegar.
  3. On the surface of the skin make gashes with the sharp knife.
  4. In a bowl mix all the spices and salt.
  5. Now a paste would form.
  6. Coat the fish with this paste from all sides.
  7. Cover the bowl and set aside for 30 minutes so fish absorb all the taste and aromas of these spices.
  8. In a pan, heat the oil.
  9. Shallow fry the fish in oil, turning over from time to time.
  10. Serve hot with rice or as a side dish.

Pearl Spot Fish Fry (Karimeen Fry)

5 stars from 4 ratings of Pearl Spot Fish Fry (Karimeen Fry)


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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Rajan.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      A different fish recipe worth trying. Voted up and shared. Rated 5 stars.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Ishwaryaa. I hope your family liked this recipe.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A clearly written recipe with a drool-worthy photo! I am quite familiar with this dish and liked its taste. I decided to make this tasty dish for my husband soon. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up & pinned

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Mrs Mariz Buhalog.

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      Mariz Buhalog 4 years ago

      I like the taste of pearl spot fish though came from fresh the meat is so tasty,This recipe is new to me. Though fairly expensive here in my country i will definitely try ur recipe.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Peggy for the comment and this fish is usually used in south Indian dishes.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Indian Chef,

      I am not familiar with what you call Pearl Spot fish however I found this recipe to be interesting with all of the flavorings and spices. Up and interesting votes. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.