Vanjaram Vepudu is a spicy seer fish fry recipe made Andhra style. A simple fried fish recipe made with basic ingredients and it comes out perfect! The subtle masala flavours blend perfectly with the Indian seer fish.
In South India, Vanjaram vepudu is a delicacy. Fresh fish is well marinated with Indian spices and then simmered on medium heat. The exceptionally savory shallow fried fish, all golden brown and crisp, is a sheer delight.
Vanjaram Vepudu Recipe Step By Step:
Vanjaram meen fry if by far the best fish fry recipe – it definitely delivers! What’s more, there’s no fishy flavour at all. Fish fry masala looks good and tastes great for sure!
How to make Andhra Vanjaram Vepudu:
To make seer fish masala fry, wash the fish pieces and pat dry. (To get rid of odour, apply vinegar or lime and salt on the fish and wash off after 5 minutes).
Combine salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, ginger-garlic paste, curry leaves, lemon juice and 2 tsp oil in a mixing bowl.
Coat the vanjaram fish well with the prepared marinade. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add the fish pieces to the pan in a single layer.
Cover with a lid and cook the fish on a medium-low flame for 5-7 mins. Remove lid and carefully turn the pieces over. Cover and cook for a further 5-7 mins.
Remove the lid, check if the fish is fully cooked; or else fry the meen varuval masala for a further 1-2 minutes till both sides of the fish turn a crisp brown.
Remove and serve this unbelievably delicious Andhra Vanjaram Vepudu with white rice or as a starter.
Vanjaram Seer Fish Fry Recipe details below:
- Seer Fish Vanjaram – 6 pieces
- Oil – 4 tbsp
- Turmeric – 1 tsp
- Chilli powder – 2 tsp
- Cumin powder – 1 tsp
- Coriander powder – 2 tsp
- Lemon juice - 2 tsp
- Ginger garlic paste – 1 ½ tsp
- Garam masala – ½ tsp
- Salt to taste
- Oil - 2 tsp
- Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
For this seer fish fry recipe, wash the fish pieces under running water. Drain off the water thoroughly and pat dry.
Mix all the ingredients mentioned under marination and apply the same on the fish pieces. Keep in a refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Heat a pan and pour 4 tbsp oil.
Place the marinated fish pieces in the pan.
Cover and cook the fish on medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
Gently flip the pieces over. Cover and cook for another 5-7 mins.
Remove the lid and roast the pieces to a nice golden brown.
Transfer Andhra Chepa Vepudu into a serving dish. Serve Vanjaram Fish Fry with onion slices and lemon wedges.
* Ensure you pat dry the fish or else the spices will not coat properly.
* Bring the fish to room temperature before frying.