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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.

Vanjaram Vepudu Recipe

Vanjaram Vepudu

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!

spicy fried fish recipe

Spicy fish fry

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).

vanjaram seer fish for vanjaram fry recipe

Seer Fish

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.

Seer fish fry recipe ingredients

Fish fry ingredients

Coat the vanjaram fish well with the prepared marinade. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Marinate seer fish for vanjaram meen varuval recipe

Marinate fish

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add the fish pieces to the pan in a single layer.

vanjaram tava fry recipe preparation

Roast fish

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.

vanjaram meen varuval recipe

Vanjaram meen fry

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.

vanjaram fish recipe

Fried fish

Remove and serve this unbelievably delicious Andhra Vanjaram Vepudu with white rice or as a starter.

vanjaram fish fry recipe

Seer fish fry masala

If you are searching for more fried fish recipes, do try out Andhra Chepala Vepudu, Amritsari Fish Fry, and Hyderabadi Apollo Fish .

Vanjaram Seer Fish Fry Recipe details below:

Vanjaram Vepudu Andhra Style
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Vanjaram tawa fry is super easy to make and a sure hit with the family. It’s a new way to make fish and will convert anyone into loving it! Learn how to make fried fish the simple way.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Andhra
Servings: 3
Calories: 297 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Seer Fish Vanjaram – 6 pieces
  • Oil – 4 tbsp
For marination:
  • 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
  1. For this seer fish fry recipe, wash the fish pieces under running water. Drain off the water thoroughly and pat dry.
  2. Mix all the ingredients mentioned under marination and apply the same on the fish pieces. Keep in a refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a pan and pour 4 tbsp oil.
  4. Place the marinated fish pieces in the pan.
  5. Cover and cook the fish on medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
  6. Gently flip the pieces over. Cover and cook for another 5-7 mins.
  7. Remove the lid and roast the pieces to a nice golden brown.
  8. Transfer Andhra Chepa Vepudu into a serving dish. Serve Vanjaram Fish Fry with onion slices and lemon wedges.
Recipe Notes

* Ensure you pat dry the fish or else the spices will not coat properly.
* Bring the fish to room temperature before frying.


Vanjaram Vepudu – Andhra Fish Fry With Vanjaram | Seer Fish Masala Fry
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