Chala meen fry /சால மீன் வறுவல் | Sardine Fish fry | Mathi Meen Vaaruval

 Fish is one of our staple food and at least for a meal we use to have this.My husband can't eat a meal without it,but my children are not that much interested in it and for me its not that necessity i can manage with anything.Sometimes my kids prefers fish fry rather than kuzhambu/gravy so i make mostly fry with fish.I don't make my fish fry so hectic with more ingredients where else it will be very simple.Do try this easy fry which we had for lunch yesterday along with rasam and brinjal thooku.


  • Chala meen/ sardine/சால மீன் - 8
  • Red chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder-1\2 tsp
  • black pepper powder-1\2 tsp
  • cumin/jeera powder-1\2 tsp
  • lime juice-from 1\2 lemon
  • salt to taste
  • oil-to fry


1.Cut and clean the fish well.

2.Except oil add ingredients to a bowl.add few drips of water and make a paste.Apply this to all fish well.Keep it for some time.

3.Heat oil in a flat bottom pan and shallow fry the marinate fish.when done one side flip and cook th other side.

4.When done remove from oil and serve with rice.

Tasty  சால வறுவல்  is  ready :P


1.Mathi fish can also be fried in the same way.

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