May 022014

Apollo Fish Fry is a Hyderabadi specialty. In this Fish Apollo recipe, fish fillets are dipped in a batter, deep-fried and lightly tossed in a masala seasoning. This is a must-try battered fish recipe, easy to cook and delicious to eat!

Apollo Fish Fry Recipe

Apollo Fish Fry

Eating fish reduces your chances of suffering a heart attack and helps ease depression.

Hyderabadi Apollo fish fry is a tasty and juicy fish starter that’s always a hit at any party. Deep-fried fish fillets tossed in a spicy masala are an all-time favourite non-vegetarian dish.

Apollo Fish Fry Recipe Step By Step:

Hyderabadi Apollo Fish Recipe is a mouth-watering signature fish starter of most restaurants in Hyderabad. The coating is light and crispy and fish is tender and moist. 

How to make Hyderabadi Apollo Fish Fry:

1. In this batter fried fish recipe, coat fish fillets with a spiced marinade and keep aside for 10 mins.

Fish marinade for Hyderbad style Fish Apollo Recipe

Fish marinade

2. Drop batter coated fish fillets into hot oil in small batches.

Fry fish fillets for Fish Apollo Hyderabadi Recipe

Fry fish pieces

3. Deep fry the fish pieces till cooked through. Drain and keep aside.

Deep fry batter-coated fish fllets for Apollo Fish Recipe

Fry fish pieces till golden brown

4. In another pan, add the seasoning and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Seasoning ingredients for batter fried fish fillets recipe

Seasoning ingredients

5. Add the spices, sauces and curd and mix well.

Sauces and spices for fish fry recipe

Add sauces and spices

6. Add the batter fried fish pieces and toss gently.

Fried fish pieces in sauce for fish recipe

Add fried fish pieces

7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve Hyderabad Apollo Fish Fry with tartar sauce.

Recipe for Fish Fry

Fish Apollo

If you are looking for easy fish recipes, do try out Vanjaram Vepudu and Fish Fry Masala.

Deep Fried Fish Recipe details:

Apollo Fish Fry Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Fish Apollo is a flavourful and spicy dish that's made with fried fish fillets mixed with spicy masalas. Learn how to make this easy Hyderabadi Apollo Fish recipe with boneless fish.
Course: Snack/Appetizer
Cuisine: Andhra
Servings: 2
Calories: 8 kcal
Author: Shil
For the batter:
  • Fish Fillet– 250 gms
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Egg white - 1
  • Turmeric – ¼ tsp
  • Lemon Juice – ½ tsp
  • Pepper Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Corn Flour – 1 tbsp
  • All Purpose Flour/Maida – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 -3 tbsp
For seasoning:
  • Grated Ginger – 1 tsp
  • Grated Garlic – 1 tsp
  • Green Chillies – 2 finely chopped
  • Curry leaves - a handful
  • Coriander leaves – a handful
  • Curd – 2 tbsp beaten
  • Lemon juice – ½ tsp
  • Pepper – ¼ tsp
  • Chilli Paste/Red Chilli Sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Soya Sauce – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  1. For this spicy fish fry, wash fish fillets and cut into 1-2 inch pieces.
  2. Take the fish fillets in a bowl. Add salt, lemon juice, egg white (a little), turmeric, ginger-garlic paste and pepper powder and mix well. Sprinkle corn flour and maida and combine well. Refrigerate for 10 mins
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry the batter-coated fish fillets a little at a time till golden brown. Drain and keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in another pan. Add chopped garlic, chopped ginger, curry leaves, green chillies and sauté.
  5. Add coriander powder, garam masala, pepper powder and salt. Combine well. Stir in red chilli sauce, soya sauce and curd. Sprinkle a few coriander leaves.
  6. Add fried fish pieces and toss gently. Remove.
  7. Drizzle a little lemon juice on top and garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Serve Hyderabad Apollo Fish Fry with Greek yogurt or tartar sauce. Enjoy yummy Apollo Fish and Chips!
Recipe Notes

* You can add chopped onions to the seasoning.


Apollo Fish Fry – Hyderabadi Batter Fried Fish Fillets | Fish Apollo
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