Sheela meen fry / Barracuda fish fry

Fish are a good source of vitamins and minerals. I used to cook fish once or twice a week. Though I love fish curry I usually don’t take fish in it. Fish fry is my favorite dish. So I usually try out different masala combinations with fish and fry it out. And one such trial is this Sheela meen(Barracuda fish)Fry and come out really tasty and juicy. In our area, we used to call this fish as mavala/mavula. It is called as sheelavu in Malayalam. Try this fish fry recipe. Serve it hot. You can try this fried recipe with all kind of fishes

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Here is the recipe for Sheela meen fry / Barracuda fish fry.  

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Marination Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins

Serves: 3-4


Barracuda fish/ Sheela meen /Sheelavu- 8 pieces

Coconut oil for frying

For marination

Gram flour – 2 tsp

Rice flour – 2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 2 tsp

Ginger garlic paste – 1 and 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste Lemon juice – 1tbsp


1.Clean and take fish pieces. To a mixing bowl add all the ingredients for marination and mix them together by adding little water into a fine smooth paste. Marinate the fish pieces with the masala paste and leave it to marinate for about 20 mins.  

2.Heat coconut oil in a pan for frying. Add fish pieces to it in batches and fry them in medium flame. when one side turns golden crisp then flip to the other side and fry till golden. Then remove from oil.  

Serve it hot with Rice along with Fish Curry.  

Also, check out other Fish recipes here.

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