White Pomfret Fish Fry with homemade masala!


  1. Dried Red Chillies
  2. Garlic
  3. Fried Gram
  4. Curry Leaves
  5. Turmeric
  6. Balck Pepper
  7. Rock Salt

We will be making our own fish masala for the Pomfret fish fry.

Step 1

Grind all the ingredients to a smooth paste in a small mixie adding half a cup of water. Make a really smooth paste. Set aside.

Step 2

Wash and clean the Pomfret fish (Vavval Meen) and make gashes on both sides of the skin. Apply the masala paste on the fish making sure to push the masala inside the gashes. Take time and stuff the masala paste. Apply the masala on both sides. Let it marinate for 20 minutes. 

Step 3

Heat vegetable oil in a non stick pan until really hot. The masalas wont separate if fried in really hot oil. When the oil is hot, gently place the Pomfret and fry for 1.5 – 2 minutes on one side. Do not disturb or move the fish. After 1.5 – 2 minutes, carefully flip the fish and cook on the other side for another 1.5 – 2 minutes. This fish will cook fast.

Step 4

Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Squeeze some lemon juice on the fish and serve hot with some sliced onions.

Discard the leftover oil used for frying.

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