Pomfret Fry

Pomfret fry is an easy but  great side dish with simple dal chawal . It makes for an excellent appetizer when served with sliced onion and lemon wedges.This recipe can be put together in a matter of few minutes as you just have to marinate the fish with spice powders, coat it with rava, rice flour mixture and fry.  Here’s the recipe:


6 Slices of Pomfret
1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp red chilly powder (laal mirch)
2 tbsp lemon juice (nimbu ka ras)
1 to 2  tbsp ginger garlic paste (adrak lehsun paste)
Salt as per taste (namak)
2 tbsp semolina (rava)
2 tbsp rice flour (chawal ka aata)
Oil for frying the fish (tel)



  • Wash the pomfret slices well.
  • Marinate fish slices with turmeric powder, red chilly powder, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice and salt.
  • Ensure that each slice of fish is coated well with the masalas.
  • Keep aside for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • You can keep in the refrigerator.
  • In a plate, combine rava (semolina) and rice flour together.  Coat the marinated fish slices with rava and rice flour mixture.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Fry  the fish pieces on  both sides until golden brown on low flame. 
  • Serve Pomfret fry alongwith onion slices and lemon wedges.    


For more pomfret recipes, do check the following:

Stuffed Pomfret, Mangalorean style Pomfret curry, Andhra style pomfret curry