Thursday, January 14, 2016



               Chilli fish, an Indo Chinese dish which goes well with fried rice, nan, chapati, roti etc. This is my version of chilli fish which I found in most of the Chinese restaurants in UAE.  I love to have Chinese cuisine from restaurants. My first preference is always chicken but that day unexpectedly I have to order for fish chili. The dish which changed all my concepts.... It tastes almost same like that of chicken chili and that made me give this recipe a try. Like chilli chicken and chilli prawns, here the fish is marinated with soy sauce and other spices, then deep-fried which tasted  so heavenly and yummier than any other fish gravies. You can also add vegetables like a carrot to this gravy which gives an excellent texture to this gravy. Hope you all will love this recipe and please don't forget to drop your valuable feedback. Enjoy!! 

fish chilli recipe yummy tasty yet simple ayeshas kitchen recipes

fish chilli recipe yummy tasty yet simple ayeshas kitchen recipes


Boneless and skinless fresh fish     - 300 g, cut into very small pieces, cubed ( preferably fish fillet )

for Marination

Ginger garlic paste                       - half tsp
Lime juice / vinegar                      -1 tbsp
Pepper powder                              - half tsp
Red chili powder                           - half tsp

for Batter

Maida / All purpose flour              - 4 tbsp
Cornflour                                       - 2 tbsp
Soy sauce                                        - 2 tsp
Kashmiri chili powder                    -half tsp
Pepper powder                                - half tsp

for the gravy

White part of spring onion            - half a bunch, chopped
Garlic                                            - 4 cloves, chopped
Kashmir chili powder                   - 2 tsp
Pepper powder                             - 1 tsp
Soy sauce                                     - 1 tsp
Fish sauce                                    - 1 tbsp 
Tomato sauce                              - 2 tbsp
Sugar                                           - half a tsp
Green chili sauce                    - 1 tsp or add 3 green chilies crushed
Corn flour                               - 1 tbsp in half cup of water
Green part of spring onion for garnishing


  • Marinate the cubed fish/fish fillet with above ingredients given for marination. Keep refrigerated for 20 minutes.
  • Heat a deep bottomed wok with oil and dip each marinated fish in the flour batter and put into the hot oil. Deep fry it. The flame must be medium low only.
  • When done set aside in a strainer.
  • Mean while heat oil in another pan and add chopped garlic, white part of spring onion, chili powder, pepper powder, and salt. Mix well. Keep the flame medium low.
  • Saute for 2 minutes and then mix tomato sauce, green chili sauce, soy sauce and sugar in a bowl very well and pour it over the sauteed mixture. Mix well.
  • When done add the cornflour mixed water to this gravy and bring to boil.
  • When it boils, the gravy becomes thick and now add the fried fish. 
  • Simmer the flame and mix very gently.
  • Cook for few minutes and finally add 1 tsp of tomato sauce ( optional only). Sprinkle some spring onions on the top.
  • For best result, Mix together the prepared gravy and fried fish only just before serving.  Serve hot with fried rice, chapati, roti, nan..etc

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