11 December, 2013
Fried Pomfret (from cookbook)
Serves – 4
Preparation time – 10 minutes; Marination time – 45 minutesIngredients:
Silver pomfrets – 1/2 kg, cleaned and drained well, make small slant cuts over the skin (you may want to use any other fish of your choice that is available)
Turmeric powder – 1/8 teaspoon
Red chilli powder – 3 teaspoons
Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, finely chopped and crushed to a smooth paste
Vinegar – 1 teaspoon
Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
Oil – for shallow or deep frying in batchesMethod:Mix together well all the ingredients except oil along with a few teaspoons of water to a thick and fine paste.
Apply the marinade as a very thin layer on both sides of the fishes and marinate it for 45 minutes.
Shallow or deep fry the fishes in batches on both sides until golden brown and drain the oil.
Here is the fresh Promfret :
Here is the cleaned pomfret with masala and marinate:
Here is the fried pomfret – beauty!