Apr 142015

Fish Fry Masala is a simple Andhra Fish Fry Recipe flavoured with Indian spices. Andhra Chepala Vepudu is a coastal seafood recipe that’s spicy and delish!

Fish Fry Masala Recipe

Fish Fry Masala Andhra

Indian pan-fried fish is a nice crispy brown on the outside while moist and flaky on the inside. There’s nothing like this Andhra fried fish dish and it makes for a really delicious meal!

Fish is rich in protein, vitamins and nutrients that lower blood pressure and reduce heart attack risk. Fish is low in fat and high in protein. Fish is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and Vitamin D.

Fish Fry Masala Andhra Recipe Step By Step:

Andhra Style Chepa Vepudu is roasted fish tempered with crisp curry leaves and fresh spices. This is one of my favourite ways of cooking seafood at home. South Indian fish fry is a spicy fish delicacy best enjoyed with steamed rice and dal.

Andhra Style Chepa Vepudu Recipe

How to make Andhra fish fry masala:

1. For this pan fried fish recipe, clean and wash the fish pieces. Smear salt, turmeric and red chilli powder all over the fish pieces and keep aside for 30 minutes.

Marinate Fish for Andhra chepala vepudu recipe

2. Finely slice onion, slit the green chillies, chop coriander leaves and pick curry leaves.

Ingredients for easy fish fry recipe

3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Slide in the marinated fish slices and fry on medium heat till both sides are well cooked and turn a warm brown.

Fry marinated fish for fish vepudu recipe

 4. Remove fried masala fish with a slotted spoon and keep aside.

Remove fried fish from pan for Andhra chepala fry recipe

5. Add 1 tbsp oil to the same pan. Toss in curry leaves and green chillies.

Saute curry leaves and onions for Andhra fish recipe

6. Add chopped onions and sauté till they start to brown. Add ginger-garlic paste. Fry till the raw smell goes away.

Sprinkle dry spices for Andhra Chepala Kura Recipe

7. Add salt, turmeric, red chilli powder and garam masala powder. Mix well.

8. Add the fried fish pieces and carefully combine everything together.

Mix in fried fish with masalas for Andhra Fish Fry Masala Recipe

9. Sprinkle coriander leaves and remove fish vepudu onto a serving dish.

Garnish Fish Fry with coriander leaves for spicy Indian fish recipe

10. Serve Andhra Fish Fry with steamed white rice and dal.

Chepa Vepudu Andhra Style recipe

For more Indian Fish Recipes do try out: Bhetki Macher PaturiFish Amritsari and Hamour Fish Fry.

How To Cook Coastal Fish Fry details below:

Fish Fry Masala Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Chepa Vepudu is a traditional South Indian fish recipe. Fresh fish, seasoned with spices and fried to perfection can be served as a starter or as a side dish with steamed rice and dal. Check this recipe for masala fish fry.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Andhra
Servings: 2
Calories: 363 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Fish – 4 pieces
  • Salt - ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ¼ tsp
For Fry:
  • Ginger-garlic paste – ½ tsp
  • Onion – 1 large finely chopped
  • Green chillies -2 slit
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp chopped
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ¼ tsp
  • Garam Masala powder – ¼ tsp
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  1. Clean and wash the fish pieces. Sprinkle salt, turmeric and red chilli powder and coat the fish pieces well. Leave aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Finely chop the onions, coriander leaves, slit the chillies lengthwise; wash and pick curry leaves.
  3. Heat oil in a deep-bottomed or a non-stick kadai. Fry the fish pieces till brown on both sides; remove and keep aside.
  4. Add a tablespoon of oil to the same pan. Add curry leaves and green chillies. Sauté.
  5. Add chopped onions (or onion paste) and fry till brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 1-2 minutes. Add turmeric, chilli powder, garam masala and salt to taste and fry for a few seconds.
  6. Slide in the fried fish pieces, mix gently and fry until the fish pieces are well coated with the masalas.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Remove and serve Fish Vepudu Andhra style with onion rings and lemon wedges.


Fish Fry Masala – Andhra Chepala Vepudu | Spicy Coastal Chepala Fry
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