- Yield: 5 pieces
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
Pomfret fry is yummy shallow fried pomfret that are marinated with spices and then coated with Rice flour and Semolina and then shallow fried. This particular version is the Malwani style ( Coastal Konkan side) preparation of fried fish.
- Pomfret - 5
- Kokum - 10-12
- Rice Flour - 1/2 cup
- Semolina ( Sooji/Rava) - 3 tsp
- Malwani Masala or Deggi Mirch powder - 3 tsp
- Turmeric powder ( Haldi) - 1 tsp
- Malwani Masala / Deggi Mirch Powder - 2 tsp ( for coating the fish )
- Salt - as per taste
- Oil - for shallow frying
Cleaning and Marinating the Fish
- Soak the kokum pieces into luke warm water for 5 mins.
- In the mean time wash, cut and prepare the fish for marination. While cutting the fish trim the fins and the tail and cut the head portion clean out the inner part of the fish.
- Make slits on the pomfret.
- Marinate the Pomfret with salt, turmeric powder and Kokum extract for 5- 10 minutes .
- Now add the Malwani Masala / (Deggi mirch powder + Garam Masala ) and marinate the fish atleast 1/2 an hour before frying.
For the Coating
- To make the coating mix Rice flour, rava ( semolina), Malvani Masala and salt in a plate.
- Coat the marinated pomfret with the coating.
- Heat 4-5 tsps oil on a skillet or a frying pan and shallow fry the fish. ( Do not over heat the oil or the coating might burn. Also take care the fish is fried on a slow flame on both sides carefully turning them 2 times at regular intervals. Small to medium sized pomfret does no take too long to cook so the fish should be done in 8-10mins )
- I used small to medium sized whole, however you can use whatever size is available. The procedure remains the same. You may also use small pieces of fish.
- For the kokum juice/extract you may soak few kokums in very little lukewarm water. Alternatively you can also make use of ready made kokum extract.
- Malwani Masala used for this fish preparation is a blend of 2-3 varieties of dried red chillies and whole Garam Masala which is fried and then powdered. Malawani Masala is easily available in any store that sells Spices and Masala. Alternatively you may use a combo of Deggi Mirch Powder along with powdered Garam Masala.
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