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Fish Mandarin

Fish Mandarin recipe is quite close to my heart. My mom came here to help me during my second pregnancy. My mom is a very good cook, and she tries out several recipes. On a Sunday, she asked us what could she make for lunch.

My hubby suggested something with fish and my dad suggested chicken recipes. Finally, my mom landed up with this recipe. Mandarin is a type of fish but since we did not have Mandarin fish at home, we made it with Tilapia. It would look as if it takes a lot of time but actually not. It is quite simple and easy to make. When you make this recipe, you do not have to make anything else like side dish, curry or noodles. You can have it as such as it has chicken, egg, fish, mushrooms and pineapple. Even if you have very little quantity, your stomach will become full. My mom had it just like that, but I had it with rice. You can plan this recipe for a party also. My family liked this recipe. When your family members want chicken and fish for lunch or dinner, may be you can also try out this recipe. Hope you like it too!

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 3 to 4 persons
Recipe Cuisine: Chinese
Recipe Reference: Asaiva Samayal


Fish – 1 no.
Chicken – 1 cup
Mushroom – 6 nos.
Chopped onion – 2 nos.
Corn flour – 1 teaspoon
Pineapple chunks – 1/2 cup
Soya sauce – 1 teaspoon
Chilli sauce – 1 teaspoon (you can also substitute with green chillies)
Eggs – 2 nos.
Pepper powder (milagu thool) – as desired
Salt – as desired
Oil – as desired

Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.


1. Boil the chicken pieces in two cups of water. Drain and reserve the water/broth.

2. Keep the chicken pieces aside. Blend the eggs well in the blender.

3. Add corn flour and salt to the egg mixture and blend again until frothy. Now pour the egg mixture on the fish well.

4. Coat the fish well with the egg mixture. Apply two teaspoons of oil on a griddle and fry the fish.

5. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add chopped onions, sliced mushrooms and boiled chicken pieces. Fry the onions, mushroom, and chicken for five minutes.

6. Add soya sauce and chilli sauce. Add pineapple chunks followed by pepper powder and salt.

7. Add a cup of reserved water/broth and corn flour (mix cornflour in little water) to the mixture, and boil well until the gravy becomes thick.

8. Arrange the fried fish pieces on a serving plate and pour the chicken gravy on top of it. Close the serving plate with a lid for few minutes so that the fish absorbs the gravy well.

Now Fish Mandarin is ready!

Serve. With rice.

Other Chinese recipes that you might be interested in:
Chicken and Vegetable Noodles, Chilli Chicken, Stir Fried Shrimps, Fried Fish With Lemons