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Fish Thali

Updated: Mar 7

Prawn chili fry Served With Dal , Rice and Fried Bombay Ducks.

Ingredients for Prawn Chili fry

200 gms prawns

Cleaned and washed well , add 1/2 tsp turmeric and 1/4 tsp salt . Keep aside for 15 mins . Wash well again and keep aside.

1/2 inch finely chopped ginger

5 cloves garlic finely chopped

1 finely chopped green chilies

4 medium size onions finely chopped

1 tomato sliced

2 bell peppers/ capsicum sliced onions thinly ( have used one yellow and one green)

Salt to taste

1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves

Spice powder

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp pepper powder

1/4 tsp cumin powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder


Once oil is hot saute the finely chopped ginger , garlic and green chilies , once lightly brown add the finely chopped onions . Saute the onions till translucent. Add the spice powder mix and stir fry. Add the sliced tomatoes and stir fry. Add the prawns and stir fry gently. Allow to cook till done. Add salt to taste , finely chopped coriander leaves and sliced bell peppers. Stir fry gently, lastly add 1/2 tsp lime juice.

For The Dal/ Yellow Lentils ( tuvar dal / pigeon pea )


200 gms Tuvar dal

Wash and soak in water for an hour. Wash again and keep aside.

5 cloves garlic mashed

1/2 inch ginger finely chopped

4 finely chopped green chilies

1/4 tsp pepper powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves

Salt to taste

2 tomatoes sliced


Once oil is hot, saute the finely chopped green chilies , ginger and garlic. Add the sliced tomatoes and stir fry. Add the turmeric powder , pepper powder , tuvar dal and salt to taste.

Add just enough water, pressure cook on high one whistle then low one whistle.

Lastly add the finely chopped coriander leaves.

For the fried Bombay Ducks

15 fresh Bombay Ducks

Clean wash and pat dry well

Masala to coat the fish

2 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

1/4 tsp lime juice

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Salt to taste

Mix all the above well.


Coat the fish with this masala. Keep to marinate for half hour.

Coat the marinated fish with a mix of rice flour and semolina ( ratio 2:1).

Shallow fry.

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