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Recipe for Fish Masala

Updated on January 15, 2013
5 stars from 1 rating of Fish Masala

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 4


  • 500 gms Fish, cleaned and cut into medium pieces
  • 3-4 Green Chilies, halved lengthwise
  • 3-4 twigs Coriander Leaves
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 cup Water
  • Canola Oil for cooking
  • To taste Salt


  1. Marinate the fish pieces with a pinch of salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and lemon juice. Keep for overnight.
  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium flame, add onions and fry till golden brown.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste and green chilies to the onions. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes pieces to the above and cook for another 2 minutes, or till the oil separates.
  5. Add garam masala, coriander powder, salt and a cup of water to the above.
  6. Add marinated fish pieces and cook till fish is done. Now, let it cook over a low flame for another 7-8 minutes.
  7. Put off the flame. Garnish the dish with coriander leaves.
  8. Fish Masala is ready to eat. Serve hot with boiled rice.


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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      This is making my mouth water. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nancy McClintock 4 years ago from Southeast USA

      Looks great.