Andhra Style Chepa Vepudu Recipe - Andhra Fish Fry Recipe
Andhra Style Chepa Vepudu Recipe is a delicious Basa fish recipe where the fish is tossed with a spicy Andhra delicacy of ground vepudu karam masala till it is well roasted. You can serve this at your house parties too as a starter.
Andhra Style Chepa Vepudu Recipe (Andhra Fish Fry Recipe) is a must try recipe. Andhra cuisine is known for its spicy and strong Indian flavors in most of their dish. Seafood being consumed in most of the coastal parts of Andhra they have a wide range of Seafood dishes which has a good amount of spice and flavor.
In this recipe, we have used basa fish to make a stir fry with a homemade ground masala. The masala is known as the Karam Vepudu which is a basic stir fry masala which is used with most of the dry vegetables.
If you are looking for more Fish Recipes, here are some that you can try in your kitchen:
- 2 Basa fish , fillet , cut into small pieces
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1 Onion , sliced
- 1 inch Ginger , chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic , chopped
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- Oil For the Karam Vepudu Masala
- 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
- 1 tablespoon White Urad Dal (Split)
- 1 tablespoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
- 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1/4 cup Dry coconut (kopra)
- 4 Dry Red Chillies
How to make Andhra Style Chepa Vepudu Recipe - Andhra Fish Fry Recipe
To begin making the Andhra Style Chepa Vepudu Recipe, we will first dry roast the ingridients needed for the Karam Vepudu Masala.
Heat a heavy bottomed pan. One the pan is heated, add sesame seeeds, white urad dal, chana dal, cumin seeds, dry coconut and dry red chillies.
Roast them well for about 10 minutes on a flat skillet and keep it aside to cool down. Grind all of them in a mixer to a coarse mixture.
Heat a kadai with oil, add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle for few seconds. Add curry leaves and leave it splutter.
Once it splutters, add ginger, garlic and cook them until they soften. Add sliced onions and saute them till they become soft.
Add chopped fish, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt, toss till the fish is cooked. Let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
Next, add ground karam Vepudu Masala and toss well till they are well coated.
Sprinkle little water, cover it and cook for about 10 minutes on low heat. Serve hot.