Chili Fish/Fish Manchurian is a popular Indo Chinese fusion dish. With the right mix of flavors, Chilli Fish is absolutely delicious gravy and perfect for parties/occasions. A wonderful dish for fish lovers

My son loves this curry a lot so I do make it for him, I reduce the quantity of sauces and green chilies for him. This is so simple and easy to prepare and requires least efforts yet the curry is amazingly awesome in taste

So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Chilli Fish by commenting on this post below!

** adjust sauces to your taste. If you find the curry too hot, add little sugar/sweet sauce to offset chili taste

Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins

Servings: 5


  • 300 gms boneless fish( bite sized pieces)
  • 1 tbsp sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Tomato chilly sauce
  • 1 tsp red Chilly sauce
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 Egg white
  • 4 tbsp corn Flour
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup julienne capsicum /bell Peppers
  • 3- 4 green chilies slit lengthwise and deseeded
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2-4 tbsp spring onions white, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onion greens for garnish

Steps to prepare

  • Add egg white, salt , 2 tbsp corn flour, pepper in a bowl and mix well
  • Add boneless fish and marinate well. Rest on the counter for 15 minutes
  • Heat oil for frying and drop the fish fillets in hot oil
  • Deep fry over medium heat until golden brown
  • Drain excess oil over tissue paper/kitchen towel and keep it aside
  • Mix 2 tbsp corn flour with 4 tbsp water in a bowl and keep it aside
  • Heat oil in a pan and add ginger garlic paste, spring onions. Saute until raw aroma disappears
  • Add in bell peppers/capsicum and green chilies. Saute for 3-4 minutes
  • Add in sauces,vinegar , salt and mix well.Let the sauces bubble
  • Add in corn slurry to the pan and mix well
  • Now add water and mix well
  • Bring the curry to boil.Add in Fried fish and mix well.
  • Simmer, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Once curry has thickened, switch off the heat. Garnish with Spring Onion greens and serve hot with fried rice/noodles
Chili Fish
Posted by:Rekha Unni

Humble quirky soul embarking on beautiful journey of love called Life. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I love experimenting with different types of foods. it's the love of cooking for my family which has made this hobby as one of my passions

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