Rustic Caramelized Shallot Fish fry preparation from Coastal Kerala

Rustic Caramelized Shallot Fish fry preparation from Coastal Kerala

Rustic Fish fry preparation from Coastal Kerala — Spicy fish fries made in a rustic tawa

Location: Coastal area of North Kerala

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Rustic Caramelized Shallot Fish fry preparation from Coastal Kerala

I wrote this post as iam struck in those childhood memories of always wanting to visit my ancestral house. A break and a trip was needed and that made us pack up and go on a road trip. How many ever times i visit my ancestral home, my memories stick to green crowded Jackfruit trees, fence virtually filled with pineapple trees and thorny ripe pineapples, lots and lots of mango trees. At night, it is the fox which peeps in our backyard which makes me scary. I still love the fox which visits at night. We do stay inside to keep ourselves safe. Glowworms keep flaunting in the darkness as if they are the only one present in the world.

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Oh, i forgot about the fresh Fish that we get and the female folk here prepares their authentic version of fish recipes which i should say It’s Insane.

I don’t get the same authentic rustic North coastal fish curry taste anywhere else. I tried to get those authentic dishes like Fish Head Curry, Crown Gold Fish curry, Sardine curry made from my grandma(she belongs to North Kerala) few years back. Now since she is not able to cook, she gives instructions when it comes to her special authentic dishes.

Rustic Caramelized Shallot Fish fry preparation from Coastal Kerala

This fish fry recipe is a come back recipe. Once you make them, you are going to make again and again.This is the easiest fish fry recipe with minimal ingredients ever and it taste so good when shallots are caramelized along with the fish on a rustic tawa.

Festival season with Ramzan fasting getting over soon, environment here is filled with people getting ready to end their fasting, many flock around stores to get new clothes for Eid. Festival mood has begun and its fun time. Quickly made an outdoor Rocket stove and did this grilling of fish fry in the backyard.

Rustic Caramelized Shallot Fish fry preparation from Coastal Kerala

Recipe Type: Side dish

Cuisine: Kerala

Author: Smitha — Yummy Platter

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Serves: 2 cups

Spicy fish fry made on a rustic tawa


  • Salt as needed
  • 1 cup — Shallots
  • 1 teaspoon — Red chilli powder
  • 2 cups — Fish pieces — any fish with a good amount of flesh


  1. Grind Salt, shallots, Red chilli powder to a coarse mixture
  2. Marinate the fish pieces with the ground mixture overnight or atleast 30 mins
  3. Heat oil in a tawa. Place the marinated pieces along with the marinated mixture
  4. Turn to medium heat and cook the fish piece. Gently flip the fish pieces to cook on the other side


We Served these Fish fry with Rice and Sambar — my favorite combo

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