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Punjabi Style Fried Fish
Fish Recipes

Punjabi Fish Fry

Punjabi Style Fried Fish

Punjabi fish fry is also called as Amritsari fish fry. Amritsari fish fry is the favourite fish fry recipe of Amritsar in Punjab, which is in Northern part of India. In this recipe, a spicy batter is prepared and the succulent slices of fish are coated with this batter and fried till golden brown in colour. This fish fry can be served as an appetizer or starter along with mint chutney.

This is a very easy to do recipe. The coating is light and crunchy, whereas the inner part is juicy and you all will definitely love the texture. You need only minimum ingredients to prepare the batter to fry the fish.

For this recipe, we normally use fresh water fish or white fish fillets. Keep the fish pieces for marination for minimum half an hour. It will make sure that the fish pieces are completely coated and covered with the prepared batter. The presence of gram flour makes it different and distinct from the other fish fry recipes which you have tried.

Before adding the marinated fish pieces, make sure the oil has become hot enough to fry the fish pieces. The fragrance of frying this fish in oil makes our mouth watering. Try out this easy and less ingredient fish fry at your home and enjoy with meals.

Ingredients :

Any white-fleshed fish – 500 g

Garlic pods – 10

Garam masala – 3/4 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 3/4 teaspoon

Ground cumin seeds – 3/4 teaspoon

Chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Gram flour – 2 tablespoon

Juice of one large lemon

Salt – to taste

Method of preparation :

1. Clean and cut the fish into thin slices.

2. Grind garlic to a paste and extract juice and then blend it with lemon juice and spices.

3. Marinate the fish pieces with the seasoned lemon juice and allow it to rest for half hour.

4. Roll the marinated fish pieces gently on the gram flour.

5. Deep fry the fish pieces till crisp and golden colour.

6. Drain thoroughly and serve hot.

Coconut milk Fish Curry
Fish Recipes

Tomato and Fish with Coconut Milk

Tomato and Fish with Coconut milk

In this dish, fish pieces are simmered in coconut milk which are then tempered with curry leaves providing an amazing fragrance and a delicious curry. Yes, that is how it feels like cooking fish pieces in coconut milk. Last few weeks I was trying out various recipes of fried fish. So, today I thought to have a healthy meal by avoiding oil. That is when the coconut milk fish curry came into my mind.

This is a 40 minute simple recipe of fish curry. The only time consuming part is the extraction of thick and thin coconut milk. This recipe serves 3 to 4 people. The addition of coconut milk provides a naturally sweet flavour and creamy texture to this curry.

For a sour taste, I had used tomatoes instead of kokum. I got this recipe from mom during my recent visit to my home. It was already the time for lunch and I saw that the fish pieces were not yet cooked. But, 20 minutes later I could find a mouth watering fish curry in our dining table. All the initial works like chopping of vegetables, extraction of coconut milk were completely done earlier. So, my mom could prepare the fish curry under 20 minutes.

The reason behind this taste is the boiling of fish in thin coconut milk. The fish pieces gets completely coated with the spices and coconut milk. Once the fish is cooked, switch off the flame. Tempering and adding of thick coconut milk are done later.

Check out this easy and simple fish curry whenever you want to stay away from fried foods and sauces.

Ingredients :

  • Fish pieces – 500 g
  • Onions chopped finely – 3
  • Tomatoes cut in thin round shape – 2
  • Finely chopped ginger – 3/4 tablespoon
  • Finely chopped garlic – 6 pods
  • Thin coconut milk – 2 cups
  • Thick coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Green chillies – 2
  • Dry red chillies – 4
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprig
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp
  • Coconut oil – 4 tsp
  • Salt – as required

Method of preparation :

  • Mix onion, green chillies, garlic, ginger and 2 tsp of coconut oil in a pan
  • Rub them using hand and add thin coconut milk to it
  • Now add fish pieces, tomatoes, salt and curry leaves and keep on fire with the lid closed
  • Boil the curry and cook the fish pieces till the oil floats on top of the curry
  • Once the fish pieces are completely cooked, switch off the flame
  • Add thick coconut milk to the curry and stir well
  • Heat remaining 2 teaspoon of oil in a tadka or small pan and add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves
  • Add it to the fish curry and mix well
  • Serve this delicious fish curry with boiled rice.
Fish Fry
Fish Recipes

Fish fry

Fish fry is the most simple recipe among the fish dishes. It can be used as starter,but also goes well along with rice. It can be served with salads or some chopped onion. Here I am sharing a recipe which is very easy, even the bachelors can make it tirelessly.

Fish fry


Fish pieces – 6 to 8

Kashmiri chilli powder – 1 tspn

Chilli powder- 1/2 tspn

Turmeric powder-1/4 tspn

Pepper powder- 1/2 tspn

Paste of ginger,garlic and 3 shallots – 2 tspn

Cornflour- 2 tspn

Lemon syrup – 1/2 tspn


Oil to fry

Method of preparation:

1.Mix together all the ingredients other than fish and prepare a marinade

2.Adjust the salt of marinade as per your taste

3.Marinate the fish with this marinade

4.Keep aside for 20 minutes

5.Take a pan,add oil to it

6.Once the oil becomes hot,add fish pieces to it

7.Fry both sides until it becomes golden colour

8.Garnish it with curry leaves, celery leaves,carrot or onion as per your wish

9.Serve hot.

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