Fish Roast

       Does any Keralite, especially one who belongs to the central travancore region ever get tired of eating fish every day ? The answer would definitely be a big nooooo…, I know! At home, we have fish at anytime of the day, be it dosa and kottayam style spicy fish curry, rice with any kind of fish dish and chapati with fish stew/roast…the combination keeps changing though….. I had been cooking lots of chicken dishes for the blog. My hubby has started complaining that I am making him eat all the meat and restricted me from cooking them for a while. So I am fishing out a few good fish recipes for all of you to try out !
      This is a very simple but special fish roast recipe. I got this recipe from my mother-in-law when she visited us. I make this often when I feel that we need a change from the usual fish curry, fish fry or baked fish.

Fish Roast


  1. Fish – 2 fillets or around 3/4 lb, cut to small cubes (I used salmon)
  2. Onion – 2 medium, sliced thin
  3. Tomato – 2 small deseeded and chopped
  4. Green chillies – 2-3 chopped fine
  5. Ginger – 1 inch piece chopped fine
  6. Garlic – 5-6 chopped fine
  7. Curry leaves – 4 – 5 sprigs finely chopped (Add more curry leaves for better taste)
  8. Tumeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  9. Chilli powder – 1 tsp 
  10. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  11. Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Fennel powder – 1 tbsp
  13. Salt – To taste



  1. Chilli powder – 2 tsp
  2. Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  4. Vinegar – 1 tsp
  5. Salt – To taste


1.  Marinate the fish with the ingredients under marinade for around 30 mts.

2.  Heat around 1 tbsp oil in a wide non-stick pan. Add the ginger, garlic, sliced onion and green chillies. Saute well at medium heat. When the onion turns brown add the tomatoes and curry leaves.



3.  When the  tomatoes are mashed well, lower the heat and add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, pepper powder and fennel powder. Check for salt. Mix well and lay the marinated fish pieces on the masala. 


4.  Cover the pan with a lid and cook at low heat turning the fish pieces carefully in between. It will take around 30 – 40 mts. Coat the fish with the masala and cook for another 10 mts. (You can cook the fish in medium heat, if you feel that the fish will not get properly cooked at low heat. Saute in between, so that the masala wont get burnt but take care not to break the fish pieces.) Serve hot with rice/ chappathi. It serves 3.













1) You can shallow fry the marinated fish pieces and add to the masala. That way it will remain more firm.


  1. Awesome pics! I love fish roast..

  2. this too well written. i have taken a print out of this recipe. thank you

  3. Meeras,
    Thanks a lot..

    Hope you will like it..We are looking forward to your feedback..

  4. Iyoooo kandittu kothivarunnu kettoooooo…Adipoli..Nice clicks and presentation…

  5. My Fav!!! i have a similar one in my drafts :)..looks superb dear!!!!

  6. Well could we live without fish drooling now, looking at your pics :-)
    So happy that I came across your beautiful blog and glad to follow you :D

  7. Thats a mouthwatering spicy Fish fry !! Must try this. Marking it !!

  8. Fish roast looks spicy and tasty…..

  9. kothiyavunnu..ithilum nalla oru pic kandittilla…

  10. Anonymous says:

    Nice new recipe… I am not sure whether ‘fishing’ verb was intentional… in “So I am fishing out a few good fish recipes for all of you to try out ! ” … If you want it to rhyme… you may consider using “So I am gonna dish out a few good fish recipes for all of you to try out ! ” – Feel free to delete the comment if needed.

  11. shyamkochu says:

    this is one of the bset recepie we have seen on this blog; keep cooking!!!

  12. Looks fantastic!

  13. Thank you all!!

    Dear Anonymous,
    Thanks for your comment..We really appreciate your suggestion..I wrote fishing intentionally….Anyways does fishing, dishing all that really matter, when the fish dish is delicious :)? Waiting for more suggestions from your side…

  14. Mmmm….the looks very delicious, too. I’ll eat more rice with this. Thanks for sharing.

  15. hey maya

    tried this out last night came out really well
    ( i am a lousy cook i was realy tensed ) i fried the fish half way before addin it with the masala .. thanks for sharin such a great recipe… keep up the good work :)

  16. Litty,

    Thanks a lot for trying our recipe and really glad to hear that you loved it :) Hope you try out more of our recipes…

  17. Maya…

    I have no words to say dear…I tried this for dinner today and it was out of this world..Tasted great. serikkum oru restaurant style preparation ayrunu da..This is a perfect recipe and you will never find a non traditional fish preparation this tasty..Kudos to you for sharing this ..I will definitely share this with family and friends..Again It was heaven food tto…


  18. This fish roast is extremely delicious! Suji suggested me to try this out and it came out really really good!!! This is a sure shot recipe for fish lovers:)Great going Maya!

  19. @ Suji and chithra,

    Thanks a lot for trying out this recipe. Am really happy that you both liked it :) A big thanks for your feedback!

  20. Good one Maya..Made this for dinner today, and tasted superb :)

  21. Great to hear that Neethu :) Thanks a lot for trying..

  22. Hi Maya,

    Tried out this recipe of yours yesterday and i must say its yummy. To anyone who wants to try out a delicious and easy fish roast this is it!!!

  23. Loved this dish, had it with chapathi today. Thank you Maya & Lakshmi

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