Dried Sole Fish Fry



This recipe is another quickie which can be prepared when you have no time and also if you are feeling a little lazy. I am a big fan of dried fish since I was kid. I would in fact prefer dried fish over any other non-vegetarian dish. My mother would usually prepare this by just deep frying the dried fish in oil but I did a little improvising and my mother loves my recipe more now.

I usually have this with Ganji or Rice Porridge.



  1. Dried Sole fish (or any other dried fish) 7-8
  2. Chilli Powder 1 Tbsp
  3. Turmeric powder Half Tbsp
  4. Pepper powder Half Tbsp
  5. Salt To taste
  6. Coconut Oil To fry
  7. Curry leaves One stem


  1. Peel of the skin of the fish
  2. Wash and soak in water for about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the water and add Chilli powder, Turmeric powder, Pepper powder and salt and let it marinate for an hour.
  4. Take coconut oil in a pan and let it heat. Meanwhile chop and add the curry leaves to season the oil.
  5. Now fry the fish in the oil for 2-3 minutes.

Pro Tip:

  • Always peel the fish before washing it as it makes the peeling easier
  • While cleaning also remember to remove any uncleaned guts (they appear to be black things on the ventral side)
  • The frying should make the fish crisp and crunchy
  • Be careful while adding salt as the fishes are already salted heavily and dried in the sun

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