Fish Fry on tava

I have chosen BangDa (Mackerel). However the method is the same for any fish.


For the roti

  • Fish Pieces (Cleaned and cut) - 10
  • Rava - 1 cup
  • Tamarind - size of a lemon
  • Chilli powder - 4 tablespoons
  • Tumeric powder - half teaspoon
  • Salt - To taste ( approx 2.5 teaspoons or more)
  • Oil


  • Soak the tamarind in a little water.
  • To this add the chilly powder, turmeric and salt and mix well. See if the salt is enough. ( After applying it to the raw fish, you may not feel like tasting it)
  • Now apply the paste to all the sides of the fish pieces evenly.
  • Set aside the fish for atleast one hour so that it absorbs the flavour (refrigerate it to prevent from spoiling)
  • Now roll each piece generously in rava on all sides.
  • Use a a wide bottom pan for shallow fry. Fry with sufficient oil on a small flame till the fish turns crispy on all sides (approximately 20 to 25 minutes)


  • The longer you marinate it, the better the fish will taste.
  • For added flavour, add a few flakes of crushed garlic flakes to the masala.

Preparation time: 20 mins , Marinate : 1 hour, Fry : 25 mins