Crispy Fish in Chilli Garlic Sauce

Crispy Fish in Chilli Garlic Sauce


It’s a great night to try something new, from the world of Hakka Cuisine try this delicious, spicy & crispy fish recipe! An easy recipe cooked in under 20 minutes.
  • Cod fish fillet 2 pcs

  • Batter

  • White plain flour ¼ cup
  • Corn starch 2 tbsp
  • White pepper ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Baking soda A pinch
  • Water ½ cup

  • Sauce

  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Ginger mince ½ tsp
  • Garlic chopped 1 tsp
  • Red chilli paste 2 tbsp
  • Soy Sauce 1 tsp
  • Tomato ketchup 1 tbsp
  • Water to saute
  1. Cut the fish fillet into smaller pieces.
  2. Marinade fish with 1 tsp red chilli pepper, salt and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Let it marinate for 5-10 mins.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add white plain flour, corn starch, white pepper powder, salt and a pinch of baking soda.
  4. Stir and mix the dry ingredients together.
  5. Add water in small quantities (in total approx ½ cup). The batter should be of a thick consistency with no lumps.
  6. You can try a dipping test, where you dip a finger in batter, remove and check if your finger is coated on all sides and the batter isn't too runny or watery.
  7. Deep fry the fish pieces
  8. Heat oil in a pre heated pan, enough to deep fry the fish pieces.
  9. Dip the marinated fish pieces in the batter and deep fry them for 2-3 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
  10. Remove to a paper towel and drain excess oil.
  11. Prepare sauce in a separate pan
  12. Add oil to a pre-heated pan over medium-high heat. Add finely chopped garlic and minced ginger. Saute for couple minutes to remove the raw smell.
  13. Add red chilli paste, soy sauce and tomato ketchup. Stir and saute.
  14. Add little water to form the chilli sauce. Check if salt is needed and season as per taste. Simmer for 2 minutes and remove from heat.
  15. Pour the sauce over deep fried fish pieces and serve hot alongside rice.

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