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Desi Fried Fish Recipe

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Fried Fish is not a very common food in Pakistan except for the coastal areas. But it is eaten all over Pakistan as an exotic food item or a side dish to dinner.  Fish is very nutritious and is best source of Omega 3 fatty acids which are considered good for human health all over the world. The recipe I am sharing is very simple and easy to make but at the same time is very delicious and nutritious. 


½ kg fish ( cut in medium sized pieces)

1 table spoon gram powder (to use for washing the fish thoroughly)

1 tbspoon lemon juice

1tbspoon ground coriander

¼ tspoon garam masala powder

½ tspoon salt

½ tspoon red chili

¼ tspoon turmeric powder

1 tbspoon ginger and garlic paste

¼ kg oil for frying


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Rub the gram powder on the fish pieces and leave for five minutes. Now wash it thoroughly with plain water. Washing like this removes the extra smell of fish;

Now mix ginger garlic paste, salt, chili, turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala and lemon juice in a bowl and marinade the fish in this paste. Make sure that fish is covered all over in this paste.

Cover the bowl and leave it for two hours;

After two hours the fish is ready for frying. Use a frying pan for frying  the fish;

Be very careful while flipping over as the pieces can break;

Fry on both sides until brown, you can have it light brown or dark brown according to your taste;

Very tasty and crispy fish is ready to eat. Serve with green chutney (see recipe here).

Have a great cooking and enjoy eating the fish. Remember me while eating, my mouth is watering already!

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