Easy Pomfret Fry Recipe for Beginners

Crispy Pomfret Fry is a perfect side dish for your everyday meals.

Pomfret Fry is a delicious fish fry recipe where the fish is marinated with a spicy paste made with a set of simple spices.

Make sure you make cuts in the fish before applying the paste, as the masala penetrates better inside the fish, so it’s highly recommended.

Also read: Fish fry recipe for any fish

Pomfret fish curry recipe

Pomfret Fry Recipe
Pomfret Fry Recipe

List of ingredients and equipments for Pomfret Fry Recipe

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  1. Frying pan. Buy here
  2. Mixing bowl. Buy here
  3. Vegetable oil. Buy here
  4. Sesame oil. Buy here
  5. Coconut oil. Buy here
  6. Lemon juice. Buy here if you don’t have access to fresh lemons.
  7. Turmeric Powder. Buy here
  8. Garam Masala. Buy here
  9. coriander (dhania) powder. Buy here
  10. red chili powder. Buy here
  11. Rice flour. Buy here
  12. Corn flour. Buy here

Kashmiri Red Chillies are used as it gives the paste a beautiful red color without making it too spicy. The paste gets its hint of subtle heat from black pepper powder and garam masala powder.

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The paste is then applied to the fish, and fried in the hot oil until the outer layer becomes brown in color. This crispy on the outside and so from the inside fish can also be served as a starter to your weekend meals.

There are so many more versions of pomfret fry that you can try – Tandoori, Marathi, Bengali, Goan, Malvani, Konkani, Mangalorean, Maharashtrian, South Indian, etc. I have mentioned some of them below, which I make often at home.

Pomfret Fry Recipe

Pomfret Fry Recipe

Easy Pomfret Fry Recipe
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 35 kcal


  • 1 Frying Pan


  • 4 pcs Pomfret fish depending on number of people
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Besan
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • ½ tbsp Cumin Powder
  • ½ tbsp Garam Masala Powder
  • ½ tbsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 cm Ginger
  • 3 cloves Garlic


  • Grind all the ingredients listed under masala to a smooth paste in a small mixie adding half a cup of water. Make a really smooth paste. Set aside.
  • Wash and clean the Pomfret fish and make cuts (gashes) on both sides of the skin. Apply the masala paste on the fish making sure to push the masala inside the gashes. Let it marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a non stick pan until really hot. When the oil is hot, gently place the Pomfret and fry for 1.5 – 2 minutes on one side. After 1.5 – 2 minutes, carefully flip the fish and cook on the other side for another 1.5 – 2 minutes.
  • Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Squeeze some lemon juice on the fish and serve hot with some sliced onions.
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What is Pomfret fish?

Pomfrets are perciform fishes belonging to the family Bramidae. The family currently includes 20 species across seven genera.

Pomfret fish
Pomfret fish


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