Wash and clean the fish and creating a cavity on fish.
Crush the cloves and cardamoms into a powder and lightly roast it in a pan without oil.
Take a bowl and add ginger, garlic paste with lime juice thoroughly.
Mix in the chili, Turmeric powder and salt and the roasted powder. Maintain a thick consistency.
Stuff the paste into the cavity and rub the remaining paste all around the fishKeep this aside for 30 minutes.
Heat the pan with oil in the medium heat and gently fry the whole fish in the pan, when it becomes tender lower the heat andfry for 4 min.