Spicy fish pickle ..

By shanobiju  

October 13, 2016


Ingredients for the marinade..

500 g Fish

2 tbsp Chilli powder

1 tsp Turmeric powder

2 tsp Pepper powder


Oil for frying

Ingredients for the gravy..

15-20 Small onion

3 tbsp Garlic paste

1 1/2 tbsp Ginger paste

2 tbsp Fenugreek

1 1/2 tsp Mustard

7-8 Whole red chillies

1/4 cup Vinegar

1/4 cup Hot water

1/3 cup Refined oil

Curry leaves



1Clean and cut the fish into cubes . you can use tuna/ seerfish /pomfret /sardines . Marinate the fish with chilli powder , turmeric powder ,pepper powder and salt . I used Kashmiri chilli powder . Keep them in the fridge for 30 minutes .

2Prepare rest of the ingredients . Soak whole red chillies in water for an hour .

3Clean small onion ,garlic and ginger .

4You can chop the onions or grind them . Keep ginger paste and garlic paste ready . Wash and clean curry leaves .

5Heat oil and shallow fry the fish . Add curry leaves .

6Fry until crisp . Turn off the heat .

7Grind the soaked red chillies to a fine paste . Keep it aside .

8Heat a pan . Add oil .Add fenugreek seed and mustard seeds . Add curry leaves . Now add the chilli paste . Fry them until oil separates . Add salt .

9Now add ginger paste , garlic paste and onion . Reduce the flame . Let it brown well till the raw smell goes . Now add vinegar and hot water . Let it boil . Add the fried fish and let it simmer for 5-6 minutes on low flame . Turn off the heat .

10Bottle them . Keep them in room temperature for a day and then refrigerate it .


4 Reviews

Shano Biju

October 13, 2016

Thankyou dear..
I used local fish by name Vela para..

Vilma Tony

October 13, 2016

Thanks for the recipe.Looks delicious.Which fish have u used?.will make it sooon

Shano Biju

October 13, 2016

Thankyou Tina..
Fish Pada .. really? Is it a part of Malayali cusine ?


October 13, 2016

Nice . I make the same thing. We call it Fish Pada.

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