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fish 65

Fish 65

Fish 65 is a fried fish dish popular in South India. Flavored with spices and fried these are absolutely delicious.
Course Appetizer, starter
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Air fried fish 65, Fish fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marination time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Hema Magesh


For marination

  • 250 g Fish(boneless or with central bone)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½-2 tsp Kashmiri chilly powder/regular red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp salt(or as needed)
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp jaggery/sugar
  • a pinch turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp rice powder
  • 3-6 curry leaves(finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp chopped coriander leaves

For tempering

  • tsp oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp Kashmiri chilly powder
  • a pinch of turmeric powder
  • salt as needed
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • few curry leaves
  • Whole green chillies(as needed)


  • Clean the fish thoroughly and chop into bite-size pieces. Marinate with all the ingredients listed under marination for at least half an hour.
  • Brush the wired base of the air fryer basket with oil. Spread the fish pieces in the basket and set the temperature to 180°C.
  • Let the fish cook for 6 minutes. After 3 minutes, shake the air fryer basket or move the fish pieces, using a blunt knife or spoon. This releases the fish pieces from the base.
  • If you do not have an air fryer, go ahead and deep fry or shallow fry the fish pieces. Alternately, you can even roast them with a little oil in a skillet.
  • After 6 minutes, transfer the fish from the air fryer to a plate.
  • Next, take a skillet and add oil to it. Once it gets heated up add the tempering items one by one. Fry for a second and add 2 tbsp of water. When it starts boiling, add the cooked fish pieces to it. Saute so that the fish pieces are fully coated with the tempering.
    Fish 65 preparation steps 5&6
  • Transfer to a serving dish and serve with lemon wedges and onion rings