Sep 27, 2013

Fried Black Pomfret

Fried Black Pomfret – A delicious deep fried fish fish . Best with rice and fish curry !!

Makes: 9 slices

Serves: 3 - 4


9 slices of  black pomfret

 200 ml oil for frying

For the marinade:

1 tablespoon lemon juice or 1 tablespoon vinegar

2 teaspoon red chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon pepper powder

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon salt to taste

½ teaspoon thick tamarind paste

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients well and make a thick paste. Do not add water or food color.


Wash and clean fish pieces. Add 1 teaspoon salt ( or kalluppu ) and wash well ( till you get a clear water ). Drain out water completely and wipe each piece with a kitchen towel.

Marinate fish pieces with above marinade  evenly on both the sides. Cover and keep aside for half an hour.

In a karahi or deep frying pan, heat oil on high heat.  Reduce the  heat to medium and deep fry fish pieces ( 3 - 4 at a time ) in batches till golden brown on both sides. Drain out from oil.

Serve with Rice ( choru ), Fish curry, Vegetable side dishes...

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