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Fish and Okra Roast – Whiting fish with Lady’s Finger

fish-okra roast

Fish and Okra did get along well, tasted delicious…

I made this stir fry or roast with whiting fish, this fish tastes so delicious. This was the second time I am trying whiting, I loved the mild fish taste and the soft fleshy texture of it. I do love roasts better than fish curries. While making roasts, I pan fry the fish and then combine the fish with onions and other ingredients, pan frying does make the fish taste much delicious. This time, I combined the pan fried fish with okra, it was a terrific combination.

Fish Okra Roast

Preparation Pictures

Marinated fish

marinated whiting fish

Fried fish

fish fry

Frying ginger, garlic, green chilies in oil

sauteing garlic

Cooking onions

cooking onion

Cooking Okra

cooking okra

After adding tomatoes

making-okra and fish roast

After adding fish

cooking fish and okra

After adding sesame seeds

making fish-okra roast


Fish and Okra Roast - Whiting fish with Lady's Finger
Prep time
Cook time
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6 People
For marinating fish
  • Fish cubed- 10 pieces (whiting, king fish or any fleshy fish)
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Kashmiri red chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Fennel powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves- 2 sprig
  • Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil- 4 to 5 tbsp for frying
For cooking
  • Oil- 2 tbsp used for pan frying fish
  • Mustard seeds- 1½ tsp
  • Ginger, chopped- 2 inch slice
  • Garlic, chopped- 3 cloves, large
  • Green chilies, chopped- 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Onion, chopped- 2, large
  • Okra or Lady's finger, halved- 12
  • tomatoes, chopped- 2
  • Chili powder- ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- ½ tsp
  • Garam masala- ¼ tsp
  • Sesame seeds, black- 2 tbsp
  1. In a bowl, combine the fish with above mentioned ingredients for marinating fish except oil, Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Place a frying pan over medium heat, add 4 to 5 tbsp oil and pan fry fish till it gets golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel.
  3. Add a few tablespoons of water to the bowl in which the fish was marinated, there will be some marinade left in the bowl, combine with it and keep aside.
  4. Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat, add the oil used for pan frying fish.
  5. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter.
  6. Add chopped ginger and garlic, saute till light golden in color.
  7. Add curry leaves and green chilies, saute for a minute.
  8. Add onions, and a few pinches of salt, saute till translucent.
  9. Add halved okra, cook covered till okra has turned tender. If it gets dry sprinkle a little water while cooking it.
  10. Add tomatoes, cook till tomatoes are just done.
  11. Add the fish marinade that's mixed with water to the veggies, combine well.
  12. Add chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala, combine well.
  13. Cook covered for a few minutes.
  14. Finally, add the sesame seeds, combine well without breaking the fish. Cook for a minute and remove from the pan.
  15. Serve with rice, chapati, roti etc.




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