Fried Masala Fish Bites

A simple week-day dish that can be served up as a dinner on a bed of basmati rice, or as a great appetizer. Regardless of how you wish to serve these fried Masala fish bites, they are a crowd favourite – even with the kids!


Prep and Cooking Time – 15 minutes + marinade time | Serves – 4


– 3 Basa fish fillets
– 2 Tablespoon Keens curry powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– vegetable oil for deep frying


Step 1. Cut fish into bite sized pieces and mix together with the curry powder and salt, ensuring all sides of the fish pieces are covered.


Step 2. Cover the marinated fish with glad-wrap and leave to refrigerate for a minimum 20 minutes.


Step 3. Heat up a frying pan with the vegetable oil on medium-high heat. Fry the marinated fish on both sides in batches. Once fried, place on a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb the oil.


Step 4. Once all the batches of fish are fried, serve on lettuce leaves as nibbles or on a bed of rice or salad to serve as a main meal.



While I used Basa fillets in this recipe, any firm fish can be used.


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