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Indian Fried Fish

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Ingredients
  Pomfret 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Chickpea flour 1 Teaspoon
  Ajwain seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1
  Rice flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mustard oil 2 Cup (32 tbs), for frying
  Onion 1 , cut into slices
  Tomato 1 , cut into slices
  Chaat masala 1 Pinch
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Clean the fish thoroughly and score it as shown in the video. This will allow the marinade to absorb well in the fish.
2 In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients except the rice flour.
3 Add in the lime juice and mix well.
4 Add in the egg and mix well to incorporate it completely into the mixture.
5 Gradually stir in half the rice flour mixing well to combine.
6 The marinade is ready, spread it evenly on top of the fish and also on the inside to make it really flavorful.
7 Place the prepared fish in the refrigerator for an hour.

MAKING
8 In a wide skillet, heat mustard oil.
9 Lightly coat the fish with the remaining rice flour.
10 Shake off the excessive flour.
11 Carefully place the fish in the pan and let it cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
12 Flip the fish carefully to cook on the other side.
13 Cook the fish on the other side until golden brown.

SERVING
14 Transfer the fish to a serving dish and serve it on a bed of sliced onions and tomatoes.
15 Sprinkle with some chaat masala for added taste.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
2
This recipe of Indian Fried Fish is a delightful dish. Watch this video and see how you can make this delicacy at home. The rice flour makes it really crispy.

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4 Comments

shantihhh's picture
Love pomfret and also sand dabs! I am going to try this recipe this week. We get so many wonderful types of fresh wild caught fish here. Shanti/Mary-Anne
AB's picture
All was great except for that pseudo American accent,
B Singh's picture
Good recipe, I really like it.
feake eeaksent's picture
Whats with your accent!!! Starts off with normal accent like aaand eaaand it teurns eunto eaaaand...gross!!!!!!!