Fish Fried with Crispy Plantain

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For the past few days, it’s been warm, sunny and no rain 🙂 I bet everybody in this part of the world is wondering where’s the winter gone ? Most of my friends love the winter, it’s cold, cozy and not sweaty. However, I can’t wait for spring and summer. I can have more lemonades, wear summer clothes, go out for walk and enjoy cocktails even on weekdays 🙂

Fish is one of my favorite non-vegetarian dish. I like them fried, smoked, grilled, in curry, without curry, you got the message! 😀 So, why did I jump from warm weather to cocktail to fish ? Because, today I am sharing with you a spicy fish fry which goes perfectly with cocktails or even without cocktails! This dish is not entirely my idea. My very good friend Deepa shared her fish fry recipe with me and I gave my own twist to it. To the fish fry, I also added some fried crispy plantain and the combination was amazing!

Sharing this dish with Full Plate Thursday, Recipe Swap Thursday, Anyone can Cook , Frugal Food Thursday, It’s a Keeper Thursday, What’s Cooking Thursday

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Fish Fried with Crispy Plantain


  • 2 Fish Fillet, I used Tilapia
  • 1 Plantain
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs cumin powder
  • 1 tbs coriander powder
  • 1 tbs chilly powder
  • 1 tbs pepper powder
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped in big size
  • 1 tbs mango powder, amchur
  • salt
  • oil


  1. Cut the fishes fillet into 1 inch cubes (If you don’t get fish fillet, no worries.. Use any fish you get and just cut them in small bite size pieces)
  2. Peel the plantain, and cut them in thin circular shape
  3. Finely chop the garlic
  4. In a big bowl marinade the fish and the plantain with garlic, cumin powder, coriander powder, chilly powder, pepper powder and lemon juice.
  5. Let it marinade for at least 20 minutes.
  6. In a pan heat 3 spoon oil and fry the fishes in low heat. It should take about a minute or two on each side.
  7. Next, fry the plantains. While frying the plantains, throw a pinch of mango powder from top. Mix it properly with the plantains
  8. Arrange the fried fish and the crispy plantain in your serving plate.
  9. In the same pan, drop the cilantro and fry for just a minute. Add it on the serving plate as a garnish.
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  • Priyanka
    February 10, 2011 at 1:34 AM

    Very tempting….loved it 🙂

  • Priya
    February 10, 2011 at 1:38 AM

    Those crispy bites tempts me a lot..

  • Medeja
    February 10, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    Fish looks great, better than usually fish dishes look.. :)) I really love this recipe 🙂

  • Vimitha
    February 10, 2011 at 4:01 AM

    Its fishy and colory and mouth watering -ly tempting…

  • Cheryl and Adam
    Cheryl and Adam
    February 10, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    This looks wonderful, especially the crispy plantain! Thanks for sharing this.

  • briarrose
    February 10, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Beautiful! You have stolen my heart with the 2 cups of cilantro. 😉

  • Kate @
    Kate @
    February 10, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Nice weather, huh? Whatever! 😉
    That fish though would sure warm us up – it looks so good! Yummy spices, too!

  • torviewtoronto
    February 10, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    we enjoy fried plantain this looks delicious

  • amelia
    February 10, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    I love fried plantain…I’m going to try this! Thanks.:)

  • Tahemeem
    February 10, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Thats an unusual and very interesting combination… loved it 🙂
    ooh i love fish and summers 🙂 but unfortunately my hubby doesnt eat fish 🙁 so i have to get satisfied with ur pic 🙂 amazing recipe and pic 🙂

  • Manu
    February 10, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Very interesting dish! I love plantains… not sure I will find them around here, but look around! 🙂 Otherwise, I’ll make just the fish: it sounds too yummy to miss! 🙂

  • Sandra
    February 10, 2011 at 11:41 PM

    Beautiful and so tempting!

  • Krithi
    February 11, 2011 at 8:14 AM

    Fish and plantain is a new combo to me… Love your preparations and clicks.. Kudos to your hubby

  • Miz Helen
    Miz Helen
    February 11, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    This looks like a great combination and I can’t wait to give it a try. The Plantain will give it such a special flavor. Thank you so much for bringing it to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  • Mary
    February 11, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    I’ve not had this combination but it looks lovely and I’m sure is tasty. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  • sukanya
    February 14, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    This looks like a new combo, and very tempting too. will try someday

  • Deboshree
    February 15, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Oh my. Even though I am only a chicken non vegetarian, I admit this seems delicious. Will let my fish freak friend know about this. 😀

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