Crispy Chilli Fish

Crispy and chilli, what a combination – you can’t stop enjoying it. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Crispy Chilli Fish

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Main Ingredients Basa Fish Fillets, Dried Red Chillies
Cuisine Chinese
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Crispy Chilli Fish

  • 4 Basa Fish Fillets
  • 8-10 Dried Red Chillies soaked
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste White pepper powder
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika powder
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Refined flour (maida)
  • 1/4 cup Cornflour
  • a pinch Baking soda
  • for deep-frying Oil 1/2 tablespoon +
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 4-5 stalks Spring onion greens chopped
  • for garnishing Sesame seeds (til)


  1. Cut fish fillets into medium cubes and put into a bowl. Add salt, pepper powder, paprika powder and one tablespoon lemon juice and rub well on the fish cubes. Set aside to marinate for ten to fifteen minutes.
  2. Mix refined flour, cornflour, salt, pepper powder and baking soda in another bowl. Add sufficient water gradually and mix well to make a thick and smooth batter.
  3. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Dip marinated fish cubes in the batter, slide into hot oil and deep-fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
  4. Grind red chillies with little water to a smooth paste.
  5. Heat half tablespoon oil in a non-stick wok, add garlic and ginger and sauté till fragrant.
  6. Add soy sauce and red chilli paste and mix well. Add little water and mix well.
  7. Add salt and pepper powder and mix well. Add fried fish and toss to mix. Add remaining lemon juice and mix lightly.
  8. Add half the spring onion greens and toss well.
  9. Serve hot garnished with sesame seeds and remaining spring onion greens.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1737
Carbohydrates 84.4
Protein 97.3
Fat 112.1