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Rava Fish Fry | How to make Rava Basa fish fry

Crispy Rava Basa Fish Fry is a semolina (rava) coated pan fried fish fry. It is spicy, tangy and flavourful with a lovely soft fish inside and a crispy and crunchy outer coating.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: basa fish fry indian style, basa fish fry recipe, basa fish tawa fry recipe, crispy indian fish fry, how to make rava fish fry, rava fish fry recipe, rava tawa fish fry


  • 350 grams Basa Fish Fillet (2 large fillet) Skinless and boneless (Notes**)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp Kasoori methi crushed
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves super finely chopper
  • 2 Green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt (or as per taste)
  • 1/2 cup Rava/ Coarse Semolina
  • Oil (sunflower/ vegetable/coconut) for tava fry(pan frying)


  • In a small bowl add ginger garlic paste, lime juice, chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, kasoori methi, chopped coriander leaves, green chilies and salt and mix everything well.
    Crispy Basa Fish Fry
  • Now coat each side of the fish with the prepared paste with hands.
    Crispy Basa Fish Fry
  • Place the semolina on a flat dish and coat the fish well it with the semolia(rava).
    Crispy Basa Fish Fry
  • Add fair amount of oil in a pan and shallow fry the fish fillets.
  • Fry the fish for almost 8 to 10 minutes on each side.
  • Serve it hot with squeeze of lime.


I used large Basa fish fillet to make this tava fish fry. You can also make this fish fry with pomfret, surmai (king fish), bangda or cod.