Indian Grilled Fish Steak / Tawa Fish Fry

Indian Grilled Fish Steak / Tawa Fish Fry

Serves: 2

Calories per Serving:336; Carb- 5g; Fat- 20g; Fiber- 2g; Protein -35 g

Preparation time: 30M Cooking time:  10M Total time:  40M

Difficulty: Easy


½ kg Fish

3 tbsp oil

For Marination:

1.5 tbsp Chilli Powder/ Cayenne powder

0.5 tbsp Coriander Powder (optional)

1 tsp Turmeric powder

1 tsp Salt

½ tbsp. oil

1 lemon juice

For Cleaning:

½ lemon

1 tbsp salt


  1. Clean fish well using lemon juice and salt to get rid most of fishy smell.
  2. Make a paste using all the ingredients given under ‘For Marination’.
  3. Apply the paste evenly over the fish pieces and let it marinate in the fridge for minimum of 30 minutes. Longer the better.
  4. Heat an iron griddle/tawa over high flame. When it is hot, lay the fish, drizzle ½ tsp oil and cook for a minute.
  5. Flip it over and cook for another 1 minute in high flame.
  6. Reduce the flame to medium heat and cook on both sides for two minutes each. Drizzle another half a teaspoon oil.
  7. Now, turn on to high flame again and cook until dark spots appear on both sides.
  8. Serve hot and spicy Grilled Fish/ Tawa fish fry with thinly sliced onions and lemon wedges.

Stepwise pictures:


  1. If you want to fry the fish within half an hour of marination, put the fish in freezer.
  2. Frying more than one fish at the same time will take little longer cooking time, so watch out accordingly.The time for cooking depends on the thickness as well.
  3. The fish can be easily flaked with fork when done.
  4. Make sure you don’t overcook it, otherwise the fish will become tough and rubbery.
  5. You can even use outdoor grill to make this fish.

Micronutrient Values:

You save a lot of calories and nutrition waste by grilling fish instead of deep frying. I bet, you will start loving this more.

Do try this recipe and let me know how it came out in the comment below. Thank you!

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