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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

Stir Fried Shrimps

Chinese Style Shrimp Fry

Stir Fried Shrimps

A drool-worthy dish!
I found the recipe for Stir Fried Shrimps 10 years ago but made an attempt at it just few months back. I initially thought how this dish is going to turn out, as it did not have usual masala powders. I thought let me give it a shot. I cooked this dish in few minutes. The taste was nothing less than fantastic. I had it along with curd rice. I always love to take shrimp masala or any shrimp dry curry with curd rice. ..atleast a serving otherwise I would feel that my meal is not complete. Hmmm….again love to have this dish right away!

Shrimps (Prawns/Iral) – 600 gm

Butter – 75 gm

Chopped onions – 2 nos.

Chopped garlic pods – 2 nos.

Ginger – 1 piece

Soya sauce – 2 and 1/2 tablespoons

Vinegar – 1 and 1/2 teaspoons

Sugar – 1 and 1/2 teaspoons

Salt – as desired


1. In a pan, heat butter and add shrimps and fry for 5 minutes. Sim the fire.

2. Add ginger garlic paste, onions, soya sauce, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Fry well.

3.  When shrimps are cooked, switch off the stove.

Now, Stir Fried Shrimps is ready!!!


Wash, clean, and devein the prawns well.

Do not cook shrimp for more than seven minutes, shrimps would become rubbery.

Serve. Curd Rice,RICE VARIETIES 

Fried Fish With Lemons | Chinese Fish Recipes | Easy Fish Recipes

Fried Fish With Lemons

Preparation Time. 7 minutes
Stand Time. 3 hours
Cook Time. 20 minutes
Serves. 6
Recipe Cuisine. Chinese
Recipe Category. Appetizer
Recipe Reference. Asaiva Samayal


Fried Fish With Lemons
Wondering what the role of lemon is in this recipe? Not much…it is just used at the end just like any other Indian Fried Fish dishes (Simple Fish Fry (Meen Varuval)).  I do not know why it is named like that. However, taste was very good. You should be careful while adding the sauce and vinegar as it may turn sour and salty. So be careful while adding them. The outer layer would be crispy enough and you can just have this dish as an appetizer or with noodles and fried rice (Egg and Soyabean Sprouts Fried Rice).


Fish pieces – 20 nos.
Lemon – 3 nos.
Vinegar – 4 tablespoon
Soya sauce – 4 tablespoon
All purpose flour (Maida) – 3 tablespoon
Ginger paste – 1 teaspoon
Pepper powder (milagu thool) – as desired
Salt – as desired
Oil – as desired

Fried Fish With Lemons

Fried Fish With Lemons

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


1. In a mixing bowl, add all purpose flour and little water and make a smooth thick batter.

Fried Fish With Lemons

2. In a bowl, place fish pieces and add soya sauce, ginger paste, salt, and vinegar. Marinade fish pieces for 3 hours. Now coat the fish pieces in all purpose flour batter just before deep-frying.

Fried Fish With Lemons

3. Heat oil for deep-frying. Now deep fry the batter-coated fish in hot oil till the fish is cooked and golden brown on both sides. Squeeze lemon juice on top.

Fried Fish With Lemons

Now, Fried Fish With Lemons is ready! Serve hot.

Fried Fish With Lemons


Apply 2 teaspoons of vinegar or 2 teaspoons of thick tamarind juice or even juice of half lemon on both the sides of the fish for few minutes. Then, wash the fish. This will help to clean the fish and remove the odor from the fish to a certain extent.