Chepa Vepudu (Fish Fry)

Chepa Vepudu (Fish Fry)



  • 7-8 fish fillets
  • 1 1/2 tbsps oil
  • For the marinade:
  • pinch turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin pwd
  • 2 tbsp chopped onions
  • 1/2 tsp saunf pwd (fennel,aniseed)
  • pinch garam masala
  • salt


  1. Make a paste of all the above ingredients called for marinade.
  2. Clean fish. Apply the marinade to all the fish fillets and keep aside for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat 1 1/2tbsps oil in a heavy bottomed vessel or non-stick pan, add few curry leaves and fry for few seconds. Now add the marinated fish fillets and cook them on slow fire for 12-14 minutes. See that the fish does’nt burn or get stuck to the vessel.
  4. Flip over the fried fish and let them cook and brown on the other side. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat and serve hot as a side dish with steamed white rice and curry or rasam.