Fish Roast


I made a Kerala style Fish Roast . This is my Mom’s recipe ……. Its a blend of different Masala’s ………. Try it out & let Me know how it came .

Ingredients : To make Fish Roast

2 Fish , I used Fresh Tilapia ( its easy to get in USA )

Use any kind of Fish , try to buy big ones.

Score the Fish & using a tissue paper to dry the Fish well .

Masala’s to grind :

4-5 Green Chillies

5-6 cloves of Garlic

2tbsp grated Ginger

1tbsp Black Pepper

1bunch of Coriander Leaves

1tsp Garam Masala

1/2tsp Turmeric Powder


Using a grinder , grind all the ingredients together until its a smooth paste .

*Note : If you want more spiciness or heat to the dish add more Green Chillies & Black pepper according to Your taste .

Carefully pat down the Masala onto the cuts on the Fish .

If there is left over Masala , just pat it on the Fish ( don’t discard )

Allow the Fish to sit inside the fridge for about 30 min.

Shallow fry the Fish until the Fish is cooked through & it gets a nice golden brown in colour .

*Note : While fryingΒ  the Fish You should be very careful , cos the Fish will have a tendency to stick down to the pan cos of Ginger & Garlic .So what I did is I put 1 layer of Banana Leaf on the pan & kept the Fish on top of the Leaf .Banana Leaf will give the Fish a nice flavour & aroma . Even some people add Curry Leaves to the Oil to get good flavour .


Serve the Fish Roast hot with some Rice or with some Potatoes wedges .



  1. Made with tilapia fillets.. Big hit!!

  2. Made this fish fry with tilapia fillets. Amazing!! Entire family loved it.

  3. Manju @ Manju'sEatingDelights

    Wow, that looks amazing. bet it tasted great as well πŸ™‚ Liking the new looks on your blog!!


  4. Pearl Prakash Kurishingal

    Here in Kerala some people put around 4 small pieces of broomsticks ( from the coconut leaves ) crisscross on the pan with the fish iover it..
    Good yummy recipe Suby !!

  5. Really yummy…

  6. Truly a yummy dish…..