Homemade Chettinad Fish Masala Powder | Fish Masala Recipe

Homemade Chettinad Fish Masala Powder | Fish Masala Recipe

Chettinad Fish Masala Powder is spice powder used to make fish fry or fish curry specially in Chettinad style or even we can use this spice powder for any fish fry or curry recipe. Made with fresh ingredients this fish masala powder works bring great magic to any fish recipe and using home made fresh masala is always better I think that's why you can see lot of spice powder that I have posted so far.

You can easily double or triple the recipe and make in large quantity and store it to use whenever you want with ease. If you are some one whom don't do much of home made masala then you should try this, the frangances home made masala bring to any recipe is always wonderful and of course it's fresh, we know how it made and also the shelf life is very good this fish masala easily stay fresh for more than 2 months at counter and if you fridge then we can store for longer duration. I made this chettinad fish masala to make fish fry and still having little masala left shall make some good curry with it though I am using this masala also in vegetables curry if I feel like it. Try this and do share your feedback.


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Chettinad Fish Masala Powder Recipe

Home made Fish Masala powder in Chettinad style.
Author: Category: Spice Powder Cuisine: Chettinad
Prep Time: Cook Time: Total Time:
Yields:1/4 Cup


  • 1 tsp - Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp - Fennel Powder
  • 1 tsp - Black Peppercorns
  • 3 tsp - Coriander Seeds
  • 8 - Dry Red Chili
  • 4 - Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Asafoetida/Hing


  1. Dry roast cumin, fennel seeds, peppercorns, coriander seeds, dry red chili, cloves 1-2 mins in medium flame with regular stirring.
  2. Transfer roasted spicesinto a bowl or plate and allow to cool.
  3. Chettinad-Fish-Masala-Powder
  4. Add spices to a blender or mixie jar (make sure jar is dry) add turmeric powder, hing and grind in to fine powder. Grind it to fine powder so the masala coats the fish pieces well.
  5. If needed, sieve the ground masala and grind again the remaining fibre to powder.
  6. Chettinad-Fish-Masala-Powder
Store in air tight container and use as required. Stays good for around 2 months.

  • Don't over roast the spices, just until they get fragrant.
  • You can add 1/4 inch cinnamon and 2 green cardamom for extra flavor.
  • Make sure to use dry jar while grinding any spice powder.
  • To make fish fry, marinate fish pieces with this masala, salt, lemon juice or to make Chettinad style fish fry marinate with onion, ginger-garlic paste.

Fresh, home made Chettinad Fish Masala Powder.


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1 comment:

  1. Desiccated Coconut, Poppy seeds, Nutmeg, Mace,Onion powder, Black Cumin, Star anis, Green Cardamom, Black Cardamom will make one level high. Also if paste is made rather than using Powder will taste delicious. these are in very small quantities.


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