How to fry Levti (a very tiny freshwater fish found in Surat Gujarat India)

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500 grams Levti
3 tsp Chilli Garlic Paste (see essential masala of parsi cooking)

1 tsp salt

Lemon juice or wedges of lemons

Oil for frying

Non stick pan or Iron Tava


  1. Wash the levti fish in several washes of water till clean.

  2. Marinate Levti in Chilli Garlic Paste (see essential of parsi cooking)

  3. Keep overnight for maximum flavor

  4. Heat a little oil on a tava or non-stick pan

  5. Add very little levti and fry till cooked (about 3 minutes, do not overcook)

  6. Drain on a paper towel and serve in a plate

Enjoy hot ot cold with a dash of lemon juice




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Gooloo mehta

Jun 6, 2016, 9:51 am

Good recipe

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