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Deviled Fish

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Deviled Fish

Recipe by InsiderCourse: MainCuisine: Sri LankanDifficulty: Intermediate


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Deviled Fish – One of the famous mouth watering dish.

This is one of the most mouth watering dish amongst the sri lankan public. Known as ‘Devilled Fish’ people love to have such dish as a accompaniment for their dinner, and many of the youth like to have this as a side dish called as ‘ bite’ in sri lanka during special occasions.

This dish was influenced by the Portuguese and Dutch communities in sri lanka. This was a famous dish in the coastal area in sri lanka.

This dish contains fried fish tempered with sweet and sour sauce. Sweetness is added from the sugar and sour is from the vinigar. As a Sri Lankan, I personally love to have this in my meal.

But many people use MSG..but honestly I don’t recommend to use this. Try to get the real taste from the salt, and even you are free to add few drops of lime for additional flavor. But this is optional. This dish is easy to prepare. Yellow fin tuna fish is the best for this recipe. You are free to use the amount of chilli according to your pallet.

I do not recommend chilli powder in to this dish, use only fresh chilli flakes.

Sri lankan chilli is very famous in the sub-continent, and sri lanka is world renowned for spices.
I am pleased with this dish and request you to try it at your home more sauce added will make the taste richer.


  • 300 g Fish

  • 1 Onion

  • 1 tsp garlic chopped

  • 1 tsp ginger chopped

  • 2 no capsium

  • 2 no tomato

  • 1 stem of leeks

  • 50 ml tomato sauce

  • 1 tsp soya sauce

  • salt and pepper

  • 100 ml oil for frying

  • 1 tsp chili flakes


  • Cut fish into cubes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and marinate about 10 minutes.
  • In deep hot oil, fry fish cubes until golden brown.
  • Drain extra oil on paper
  • Onion, capsicum and tomatoes into dices
  • In a frying pan, heat 1 Tbsp oil in medium heat, put chopped garlic and ginger, saute for about 30 seconds.
  • Add onion, peppers, crushed red pepper and salt, saute about 30 seconds in high heat.
  • Add fried fish into a pan and fry for another minute.
  • Put sauces and mix well.
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