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Vanjaram Fish Fry | Seer Fish Fry Recipe at home

by Jayashri
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Vanjaram Fish Fry at home |
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Vanjaram / Seer fish is a variety of fish found mainly in South India.

It is referred by different names, such as :

  • Vanjaram in Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh,
  • Neymeen / Aiykora in Kerala and
  • Anjal in Karnataka.
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Vanjaram fish variety is known to be the costliest among all other varieties. Delicacies made using this fish variety is said to be the tastiest of all. The most popular dish is Vanjaram Fish Fry.

All the eateries and homes down South will surely have this delicious dish in their menu for a weekend non-veg lunch.

Their crispy and roasted golden brown texture adds more flavour and taste to this dish.


Video – Preparation of Vanjaram Fish Fry

Vanjaram fish variety has very few / no thorns (except the centre bone) which is one main reason why it is said to be loved by people of all age groups.

Seer fish fry recipe is always a mouthwatering Starter and goes well with any main course.


Step by Step Preparation of Seer Fish Fry with Photos

Add all the ingredients to a blender/mixer and grind it to a fine paste. You can add a teaspoon of water to grind the mixture if required. You can adjust the salt and spice as per your taste.

Vanjaram Fish Fry
  • Carefully wash the fish slices in water. Add crystal salt and turmeric powder to wash the fish slices. Wash it at least 3-4 times.
Vanjaram Fish Fry
  • Apply the ground masala paste to the fish slices. Make sure to apply it thoroughly on both sides of the fish.
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Marinate and keep aside for about 15-20 minutes.

Vanjaram Fish Fry

Shallow fry the fish slices. Make sure the oil is really hot. If you add the fish before the oil is heated up well, then the masala won’t stick to the fish. Always leave some space between the fish slices, so that they cook well evenly. DO NOT clutter the fry pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes. [Medium – Low Flame]

Vanjaram Fish Fry

Flip over and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Cook for 2 minutes extra to get the Roasted Golden colour on each side.

Delicious and Mouthwatering Vanjaram Fish Fry is ready to serve ! This fish starter goes well with any sort of main course.

Vanjaram Fish Fry
If you are a non-veg lover, please check out these recipes:
1. Mutton Briyani Recipe
2. Chicken Hariyali (Hariyali Chicken Recipe)
3. Mutton Ghee Roast

Finish a non-veg meal with these desserts:
1. Thengai Burfi (Coconut Burfi)
2. Chocolate Kesari
3. Kolukattai (Modak Recipe | Kozhukattai Recipe)


Generally Vanjaram Fish is costly compared to other fish varieties in South India due to fewer thorns. That is why this fish fry is given confidently to kids and to those who are getting started at consuming fish.

The above step by step procedure will help you in preparing a tasty fish fry which will be irresistible and mouthwatering. A vanjaram fish fry or mutton ghee roast with rice on a Sunday afternoon will make your day satisfying, followed by a perfect dessert.


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