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Crispy Fried Fish

Crispy Fried Fish

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.

K800_IMG_5787So 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.

K800_IMG_5776Before frying dip it in cornflour and coat it with bread crumbs.

K800_IMG_5777Shallow fry on medium flame till golden brown on both sides.


K800_IMG_5779I was really happy with the result. It is simple, quick and beautiful. The best part was when I saw my daughter gobble it down. Definitely going to make more of this soon.

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

For Frying
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


  1. Marinate the fish with the marinade ingredients. Keep aside for 1 hour.
  2. Dip the fish in the cornflour and coat with breadcrumbs.
  3. Shallow fry on medium flame till golden brown and crisp on both sides.

Garnish with onion ringlets and a slice of lemon. Serve hot.

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