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Pomfret Masala Fry (Chennai Style)

Priya Alagappan
15 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Pomfret Masala Fry (Chennai Style) RECIPE

Pomfret Masala Fry is a mouth watering recipe which fulfils sea food lovers tummy. This is a different type of recipe which I have marinated the fish with lemon juice and tamarind. Tamarind enhances the fish taste delicious. This same style of fish fry we could see in beach area shops,evening non vegetarian stalls and in street food shops. You would be tempting if you taste this masala fry when compared to normal fish-fry.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. Pomfret Fish - 8 to 10 pieces
  2. To grind masala: Black pepper - 1 Tsp
  3. garlic - 6 Nos
  4. ginger - a small piece
  5. turmeric Powder - 1/4 Tsp
  6. Red Chilli Powder - 2 Tsp
  7. lemon - 1/2 squeezed
  8. Thick tamarind Exract - 2 Tsp
  9. oil to fry
  10. salt - to taste


  1. Clean the fish slices and wash well .Keep it aside in a vessel. Now we need to grind the masala before marinating.
  2. Take a mixie jar or blender add all the above ingredients one by one as shown in pic. Grind it into a smooth paste to get a thick masala.
  3. Apply the paste evenly to the fish pieces and allow to marinate for 1/2 an hour. Now heat a tawa or a pan with oil over a medium heat.
  4. When hot ,add the marinated fish and fry till the fish is cooked.
  5. Serve hot with sambar rice, rasam and all types of variety rices, biriyani etc

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