Apollo Fish – Grab Your Fork

Apollo Fish – Grab Your Fork

Apollo Fish:(Restaurant Style)

One of my favorite topic of conversation at breakfast table is about lunch! I am not really a breakfast person. I was trained that way by various hostel mess masters(chefs)…to go hungry to school and college! So, the very idea of lunch puts an instant spark on my eyes. On weekends, I prepare an elaborate lunch and save it for dinner as well.

Endless cooking of same old fried fish? Lets put an end to it. Lets move on to the next pedestal of enlightenment in our journey of exploiting other ways of frying fish! Here is my take on ‘Apollo Fish’ the dish that got my attention! I have tasted them several times at different restaurants at Hyderabad…one of the best comes from Minerva.


  • King fish/tilapia
  • Salt
  • Chili powder 1 spoon
  • Garam masala 1 pinch
  • Food color (optional)
  • MSG 1/4 spoon
  • Lemon juice from 1 fruit
  • Corn flour 1 table spoon
  • Egg whites 1-2
  • Soy sauce few spoons
  • Oil for deep frying

To Garnish:

  • Curry leaves
  • Garlic 10 – chopped
  • Green chilies 3-7


Marinate the fish using all the above mentioned ingredients, except oil. Heat up the oil in a deep fryer. Once it is smoky hot…fry the fish. Never load the oil…always fry few at a time.Once it turns to reddish brown and crisp, remove from heat. Fry the garnishing ingredients separately and top them over fried fish. There you go, perfect appetizers ready.


15 Responses so far.

  1. Madhu says:

    oh wooo! Looks too good to pass! I seem to have missed a few posts on my vacation. Will catch up now :)

  2. Crispy fish fingers…looks yumm..

  3. Great recipe,mouthwatering..I can’t wait to try this..interesting name:)

  4. Dear Malar
    How are you? Here after a long time and I am scared to flick through your past postings..I must have missed so many great dishes. I can see the broccoli rice peeping below.
    I like this fish dish and will try soon.
    Ha ha I used to skip breakfast in hostel at the end of the month because no money ha ha
    Going to Calcutta for few days tomorrow
    Have a nice day

    Have a nic

  5. Those look so very mouth watering… Would love to have the entire plate for myself…

  6. Priya says:

    Omg, mouthwatering here, feel like having that whole plate rite now…delicious!

  7. Chitra says:

    I have tried this on at a friend’s place (from Hyderabad…) It tasted so good and I finished the whole plate. :-) ))))

  8. Swathi says:

    This fish fry looks awesome dleicious.Nice appetizer.

  9. Suman Singh says:

    Fish fries looks so crispy and delicious..

  10. Anonymous says:

    I am just an avid follower of your blog,
    Want to inform you that the amount of MSG in this recipe is not appropriate to health.
    Best Wishes

  11. Malar Gandhi says:

    Dear Ushnish,

    How are you? Am doing great. Nice to see you back with same energy. That sounds awful , the reason you went to school/college without breakfast!! Will visit you soon:)

  12. Malar Gandhi says:

    Thanks Madhu.

    Yes, Chitra…I bet it tasted great.

  13. Malar Gandhi says:

    Dear Sal (Anonymous)

    Thanks you so much for taking time and leaving this comment, dear. I appreciate it. Sure, this kind of concern moves me a lot…helps me to stay on track – making only healthy choices:)

  14. Biny Anoop says:

    wow the fish looks absolutely yummy….better than the fish we get at local chippy…..its must try on my list…bookmarkg it

  15. Anonymous says:

    Wow..too good.Looks professional! Love your blog.Did you get this recipe from minerva restuarant?

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