The Dosas and Potato Sabji and Chutney were barely digested and I was already onto lunch. Got my hands on some really fresh Pomfret fish the previous day and I couldn’t wait to cook them. I make fish curry a lot but I absolutely love to fry fish when it is fresh and new and firm. I wanted to try something different for my little girl… that she would also enjoy.
So I stood in the kitchen thinking… I picked out some things and decided to do a batter fried fish but not with a heavy batter…. just a light coating to make it crispy. Marinated the fish in some basic spices and let it sit for an hour. I use lime juice in the marinade to cut out the strong smell of the fish. Vinegar is also a good option.
Crispy Fried Fish
2 medium White Pomfret fish – Clean well. Remove scales. Leave the tail.
1 ½ tsp. Chili powder
1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. Pepper powder
1 tblsp. Lime juice
Salt to taste
3 tblsp. Cornflour – mixed with 5-6 tblsp of water (should be of medium consistency)
Breadcrumbs – can be bought ready-made or grind two toasted bread into crumbs
Vegetable oil for shallow frying
- Marinate the fish with the marinade ingredients. Keep aside for 1 hour.
- Dip the fish in the cornflour and coat with breadcrumbs.
- Shallow fry on medium flame till golden brown and crisp on both sides.
Garnish with onion ringlets and a slice of lemon. Serve hot.