Fried pomfret tandoori recipe | Pomfret (Indian butterfish) fried with tandoori masala

 

Photo of two full pomfret fish fried in roasted spices, served on a black plate and garnished with onions and lemon wedges by homemakerjob.com

Photo of two full pomfret fish fried in roasted spices, served on a black plate and garnished with onions and lemon wedges by homemakerjob.com

FRIED POMFRET TANDOORI RECIPE

Vidya
Tandoori pomfret fish fry is one of the best appetizer recipes for seafood lovers. You can make this recipe in a pan, grill pan, or oven. This rich aromatic recipe is mildly spicy and tangy in taste.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 pieces

Ingredients
  

For marination

  • 2 pomfret fish
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

For coating

  • 2 tbsp hung curd
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic-green chili paste
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp tandoori masala
  • 1 tbsp besan (gram flour)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp oil

Instructions
 

  • process for the other fish.
  • Take both fish in a plate. Apply ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp salt, and 2 tsp lemon juice to them. Let them marinate for 20 min.
  • In a mixing bowl, add 2 tbsp hung curd, 1 tbsp ginger garlic green chili mix paste, 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder, and add 1 tsp coriander powder. Then add ½ cumin powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp garam masala, and 1 tbsp tandoori masala. Later, add 1 tbsp besan (gram flour), 2 tsp lemon juice, and 2 tsp oil. Mix all the spices well together and make a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste to the pomfrets. Stuff some paste into the cuts made on the fish and cover the whole fish properly with paste.
  • Heat 5-6 tbsp oil in a pan on medium-high flame. Once the oil is hot enough, turn the flame to low.
  • Carefully place the fish in the pan. Fry them for 6-7 min on each side till they turn golden brown.
  • Serve the hot tandoori pomfret fry with lemon wedges and onion on the side.

Notes

  • Adjust spices as per your taste.
  • Use a kitchen towel to dry the fish after washing.
  • Fry the fish on low heat so that the fish is cooked properly and the coating doesn’t burn.
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