November 18, 2012

Pomfret fry with green masala recipe - how to make paplet fry

fish fry with green masala recipe - This is one of my most favourite fish fry  recipes and the reason I like pomfret fry so much  because it is not only tastes great but healthy  too and above all it is simple and easy to make. The spicy taste of this fish fry is simply wonderful. Like in our native place,  here also we get fresh fish. There are many ways to make pomfret fry, but  this is the way the fish is fried in my family. The green masala in this recipe  is made using green chilies, which are known  for its  intense pungent taste. You can use any type of chili in this recipe, red or green, thick or thin, dry or fresh, but adjust the amount of chilies accordingly.This pomfret fry can be served with lunch or dinner and is mostly used as a side dish.

Pomfret fry with green masala recipe.

4 medium sized white pomfret / paplet 
Semolina or rava as required
Oil as required

For the Green Masala
2 cups chopped  cilantro
10-12 green chilies, chopped
4 X 1" ginger pieces / adrak, peeled
10-12 garlic cloves / lasun , peeled
2 tsp tamarind  pulp
1 tsp cumin seeds / Jeera 
1 tsp red chili powder 
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Grind the above mentioned ingredients into  a fine paste. The paste should be thick and smooth.  
So, use very less water while grinding.

Pomfret fry with green masala
  • Cut the pomfret into 2 - 3 slices. Clean and wash the pomfret thoroughly. 
  • Marinate the pomfret slices with  above prepared green masala. All the pomfret slices have a good coating.  Keep it aside  for 15- 20 minutes.
  • Spread few tablespoons of  rava on a plate and then roll the marinated pomfrets over it to get a even coating.
  • Heat a griddle and apply oil on it. Place 3 - 4 pomfret slices on it. Pour 1/4 tsp of oil from sides. Add more oil if you like it.
  • Shallow fry the pomfrets till golden brown from all sides.
  • Serve hot with plain rice and curry.


  1. yummy n super tempting....

  2. Delicious fish fry, never tried fish fry with green masala,interesting.

  3. Wow Vidya....I bet this fish fry would have tasted so good....Im pomfret....

  4. Wow I love pomfret..This looks so yum and good :)
    Spicy Mutton Kothu Kari Masala

  5. Looks so tempting and inviting...yum
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  6. Tempting dish good post

  7. delicious and tempting..

  8. Delicious fry,yummy

  9. Hi Vidya Thanx for stopping by my blog..Very unique fish fry,thanx for sharing...

  10. Yummy & delicious green fry..

  11. hi vidya. i like the scented campaka / cempaka flower as in your icon. over here in malaysia, we have white, yellow and orange colors..they are so fragrant.
    pomfret looks delicious, must be yummy especially with rice :)

  12. your fried fish looks good!

  13. nice & tasty masala!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  14. Yummy fry...loved the use of garam masala...

  15. absolutely mouthwatery..
    Tasty Appetite

  16. look really delicious!

  17. Hi Vidya, your masala pomfret look finger licking good. yummy!!
    Guess I don't mind to have 2 plates of rice to go with this. LOL

    Have a lovely week ahead.

  18. Good day WOW Vidya. this looks tasty. was searching for the recipe will try it today. Thks a lot. Take care.


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