A very famous delicacy from Hyderabad. This dish is very popular and commonly served in bars and pubs. The marinated fish pieces are deep fried batter and then tossed with spicy sauces and served hot with garnishing.


  • Fish 250 gram - fleshy, thick & boneless
  • Marinade for fish pieces Chilly powder 1 tsp, turmeric powder - a pinch, ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp, salt.
  • egg 1 no., all purpose flour/maida - 1 tsp, cornflour - 1 tsp
  • For the final preparation with fried fish pieces - ginger, garlic & green chilly - sliced into very small pieces, coriander powder - 1 tsp, red chilly paste - 1 tsp, crushed pepper - 1/2 tsp, plain yoghurt (curd) - 3-4 tsp, soya sauce, coriander leaves/cilantro
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp, oil to fry


Take the fish pieces in a bowl, add salt, ginger garlic paste, chilly powder, turmeric, mix it well.

Now add the beaten egg, corn starch, all purpose flour, mix this well and deep fry the fish pieces. Keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan add chopped ginger, garlic, green chilly, curry leaves, chilly paste, coriander powder, salt, soya sauce (optional), curd, crushed pepper powder, chopped coriander leaves. Cook this for sometime, mix well.

Now add the fried fish pieces, toss well and sprinkle the lime juice.

Serve hot as a starter with salad or sauce on side.

I used Gurnard fish fillets, very fleshy with no bones. Try to use thick fleshy fish fillets with no bones.


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