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Stuffed White Pomfret | Bharilli Paaplet

Raksha Kamat
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Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Stuffed White Pomfret | Bharilli Paaplet RECIPE

Stuffed White Pomfret or Bharille Paaplet is a delicacy in the Goan kitchen. Learnt this dish from my mom. It's a family favorite and sharing it with you all.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Dinner Party
  • Goa
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 2 white pomfrets – medium sized
  2. For the Marination:
  3. turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
  4. red chili powder 1 teaspoon
  5. salt ½ teaspoon
  6. For Stuffing:
  7. green chilis 3
  8. grated coconut 4 tablespoon
  9. garlic pods 6
  10. ginger 1/2 inch
  11. piece of tamarind 1 inch
  12. coriander seeds 1 teaspoon
  13. black peppercorns 4-5
  14. cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  15. chopped coriander leaves 1 cup or 1/2 bunch
  16. medium sized finely chopped onion 1/2
  17. For coating:
  18. rava 1 cup
  19. rice flour 1/2 cup
  20. chili powder 1/2 teaspoon
  21. turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  22. Salt to taste
  23. Oil as needed for frying


  1. Clean the fish by cutting only its head and fins. Remove the scales. Don’t cut into pieces. Just make a slit on one side and 2 slits on the top without cutting the fish bone.
  2. Marinate the fish by applying 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp turmeric powder and salt.
  3. Grind all the ingredients meant for stuffing except the chopped onion. You can add 1/4 cup water while grinding. Don't make the paste too watery, keep it a bit thick.
  4. Mix raw chopped onion to the paste and ¼ tsp salt and mix well.
  5. Stuff the fish with the ground masala from the slit part. Apply some masala paste on all sides of the fish.
  6. Keep the rava ready by mixing the ingredients meant for coating except oil.
  7. Coat the stuffed pomfret with rava on all the sides.
  8. Heat the frying pan and spread oil as needed. After oil gets heated, place the rava coated stuffed pomfret on the frying pan. After 15 Mins, gently turn it to the other side.
  9. You can use two big spatulas for turning it to the other side. Put a little oil in the top of the turned pomfret. Fry it for another 15 Mins. Switch off the gas.

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Manisha Shukla
Manisha Shukla   Feb-17-2017

Too good RAKSHA. You can steam this too sometimes for a different taste.

bina bedi
bina bedi   Nov-26-2015

Goa is my all favorite place and the food !! Will try this.

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