Ayala Fish Fry Recipe

Ayala Fish Fry is a delicious side dish to serve with your South Indian Meal. It is easy to make and is filled with flavours. Do give it a try and we are sure you will love it.

Jyothi Rajesh
Ayala Fish Fry Recipe
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Ayala also called as bangada is one of the tastiest fish of the whole lot. The buttery flesh makes it a great fish to fry it. Not that the curry made of this fish is less delicious, no matter how you cook this fish, it’s super delicious.

One of the most favourite side dish for all the non vegetarians lovers for Sunday lunch would be this fish fry. Try this simple fish fry for Sunday special, and see your family enjoy it.

Ayala Fish Fry pairs very well with Sambar Rice, Rasam Rice or just like that as a starter.

Serve Ayala Fish Fry with Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Steamed Rice and Elai Vadam for a weekday lunch or dinner.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Fish Recipes such as

  1. Goan Lady Fish Curry Recipe
  2. Shorshe Maach Recipe
  3. Moroccan Baked Fish Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Diet: High Protein Non Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

35 M


2 Servings


  • 4 Fish , ayala (bangada fish)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • Salt , to taste
  • Oil , for shallow fry

How to make Ayala Fish Fry Recipe

  1. To begin making the Ayala Fish Fry Recipe, wash and clean fish well. Leave it whole. Score the fish on it’s skin on both sides.

  2. In a bowl squeeze lime juice. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder, black pepper powder, ginger-garlic paste, salt and mix well. Make a thick paste.

  3. Rub the spice paste all over the fish including the slit areas on both the sides.

  4. Cover and let the fish marinate in the fridge for 15 minutes.

  5. Heat few tablespoons oil in a pan. Shallow fry the whole fish on medium flame until golden brown on both sides.

  6. Serve hot with lime wedges and onion carrot slices if preferred.

  7. Serve Ayala Fish Fry with Mixed Vegetable SambarSteamed Rice and Elai Vadam for a weekday lunch or dinner.