Tawa Fry Pomfret, Masala Fry Pomfret

Tawa Fry Pomfret is one of the most liked fish dishes in India.

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The Masala Fry Pomfret recipe that I have added below is quite easy to prepare and is extremely delicious when prepared with the right combination of ingredients. The one that I've added here requires very less ingredients and is prepared using any readily available fish fry masalas in the market.
This can be served as a side dish with a meal or can go as a full meal if served with rice or chapatis.

Recipe Details

  • Serves: 2 persons
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 12 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 Medium size Pomfrets
  • 4 tbsp - Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp - Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp - Salt
  • 4 tbsp - Lemon Juice
  • 4 tbsp - Fish fry masala
  • 1/2 cup - Rice flour
  • 1/2 cup - Rava (Semolina)
  • 1 tbsp - Red chilly powder


1: Wash the Pomfrets under running water and pat them dry. Ensure that you remove the excess water from the slit sections of the fish pieces.

2: Next, move the Pomfrets to a bowl and add lemon juice, turmeric powder and salt to it. Rub the salt and turmeric properly on each side. Keep this aside for around 15-20 minutes

3: After 20 minutes, add fish masala and oil to the bowl and mix it well. I usually fry fish right after doing this, but if you have time, you can keep the bowl in the fridge for 1-2 hours for marination.

4: Now in a flat plate, take mix Rava and 1/2 tbsp salt and chilli powder. This will be used to coat the Pomfrets before we start frying them in a pan.

5: In a Pan, heat some oil and then keep the stove flame to low.

6: Coat each Pomfret with the coating mixture that we had prepared earlier and place them in the pan for frying. Fry each side for around 6 minutes or until you find that the top coating has turned crispy. But the total frying time should never exceed 20 minutes. Else, you will get burnt fish.

7: After 12 minutes, move the masala fried pomfrets to a plate covered with an absorbent paper. Serve this as a side dish / starter or with plain rice.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 460 | Fats: 30 | Sodium: 3600 | Protein: 50

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