• For the fish:
  • 1 Pomfret fish
  • Oil to shallow fry the fish
  • Flour to coat the fish
  • For marinating:
  • 1 tsp Dabur Hommade Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Dabur Hommade Garlic Paste
  • 1tbsp Dabur Hommade Tamarind Paste
  • 1/2 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • For garnish:
  • Grated coconut
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 lemon (sliced into thin pieces)
  • Banana leaves (optional)


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Recipe Description

If you are a non-vegetarian and a lover of sea food, Pomfret fish fry is the perfect comfort food to take a break from your daily monotonous meals. Its flavourful and aromatic taste aside, it is quite an easy and quick recipe to make. A delicacy from the coastal region of the country, it is almost a staple for the people of Kerala, Goa, and Gokarna. A traditional Pomfret fish fry can be enjoyed as a delicious appetizer or can be accompanied with rice and dal as a main dish. Either way it’s going to taste yum!

Recipe Directions

  • Clean the fish thoroughly so as to get rid of all the impurities (ideally, the cleaning must be done as soon as the fish is brought from the market)

To marinade the fish:

  • Add 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp garlic paste, 2 tbsp tamarind paste, 1/2 tbsp ground turmeric, 1 tsp red chilli powder, and salt (as per taste) in a bowl and mix everything together to make a paste
  • Make tiny gashes/slits in the Pomfret and apply the mix all over the fish. Make sure to marinade the insides of the fish as well for it to taste delicious
  • Keep the marinated fish for at least an hour so that the concoction seeps well inside the fish and creates the perfect flavourful blend

To prepare Pomfret Fish Fry:

  • Once the marination process is done and the fish is ready to be cooked, coat it in flour on both the sides
  • Next, heat oil in a non-stick pan and place the fish gently in the pan
  • Fry the fish on one side for 2-3 minutes or till it turns golden
  • Flip it gently and repeat the same process
  • While frying the fish, adjust the heat well so that the fish does not get overcooked, stays undercooked or burns
  • Once the fish is cooked, take it out on a kitchen towel and allow it to soak the excess oil
  • Now prepare a serving dish by placing a banana leaf on it
  • Put the prepared Pomfret on top of the leaf and garnish it with grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves, and sliced lemon
  • Serve while it’s still hot and crisp


  • You can cut the fish into smaller pieces if you want to increase the serving portion
  • During the marinating process, you can also squeeze the juice of one lemon on top if you want the flavour to be extra tangy
  • Pomfret fish fry can be served as a delicious appetizer or can be served alongside rice and dal/sambar
  • Alternatively, you can also serve the fried Pomfret fish topped with thinly sliced onions that have been marinatedalongside the fish in
  • Fry the onions in the same oil in which the fish is fried to enhance their flavour and serve them as a garnish on the fish
  • You can serve the fried fish on a small, clean banana leaf to add an authentic touch to the dish
  • Try some of the other products from Dabur Hommade & prepare delicious recipes:
  • Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Lemon Juice
  • Tomato Puree
  • Coconut Milk