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Fried Pomfret Recipe – Crispy, Crusted Fried Fish


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Fried Pomfret Recipe – Crispy, Crusted Fried Fish


The crust on this fried fish is what makes it so great. Super simple. Super Tasty. Serve hot with Rice ! Delicious Fried Pomfret Recipe.

Fried Pomfret Recipe – Crispy, Crusted Fried Fish

Recipe Type: Fish / Seafood
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 20
Cook time: 10 
Total time: 
Serves: 4


  • 6 pomfret steak slices (from 1 large golden pomfret)
  • 2 Tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 Tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cup grated coconut
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp chat masala
  • 1 ½ Tbsp husked Black Gram Dhal (Urudh Dal)
  • 1½ Tbsp basmati rice
  • 1½ Tbsp Curry Leaves
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1½ Tbsp garlic, roughly chopped
  • Salt to taste 
  • Very little oil for shallow frying.


  • Marinate the rinsed fillets with the ginger and garlic pastes, half of the lemon juice, salt and rub into the fish.
  • Leave for 15 minutes. Meanwhile prepare the other ingredients.
  • Fry the roughly chopped garlic in some oil and set aside
  • In same oil fry the curry leaves and set aside.
  • Grind the urudh dhal and basmati to a fine powder and add half the chat masala. Crush the fried  curry leaves and add to this mixture reserving a few for garnish. Also add the red chili powder. Mix well and set aside.
  • Grind the coconut to a semi smooth paste with the turmeric, half the chat masala and remaining lemon juice. Set aside.
  • Coat the marinated fish lightly with the coconut paste.
  • Proceed to dip the coated fish into the dry powdered ingredients. Press gently into the powder so that it sticks.
  • Heat very little oil for shallow frying in a pan a fry both sides on a medium low heat for about 4-5 minutes a side, till the crust is golden and crisp. (Keep watching as different stove top burners may vary)
  • Garnish with the golden garlic and curry leaves. ( I forgot to take pictures after adding the garnish!)

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Fried Pomfret Recipe – Crispy, Crusted Fried Fish

Try it and let us know – Fried Pomfret Recipe – Crispy, Crusted Fried Fish .

 I make this with white pomfret and golden pomfret. I do not recommend black pomfret as  I do not care for the strong smell. This recipe can be used for other firm fleshed fish as well.
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  1. Avatar sandra fernandes 2 years ago

    Thanku so much for the kappa fish curry recipe as I make kappa and I used to wonder who can give the recipe for the kappa fish curry….im happpy I got it…will very soon make it…. Your recipes are very simple but still delicious

    • Thank you so much.. I hope you will find the recipes for the more complex dishes ‘simple ‘ to follow too. 🙂

  2. Avatar Shobhana Norris 1 year ago

    Thanks Shana , your crusty fish recipe was the best that I have prepared till date , my husband also asked , from which region does this recipe originate.

    • Thank you . Happy you liked it! It is a fusion of various Southern styles of frying fish.

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