Lahori Fish Fry is a popular Pakistani dish, known for its crispy texture and bold flavors. This Lahori Fish Fry Recipe by Rida Aftab is prepared by marinating fresh fish fillets in a blend of spices, including cumin, coriander, red chili powder, and gram flour, before deep-frying to golden perfection. Served with a squeeze of lemon and accompanied by chutney.
How to Make Lahori Fish Fry
Marinate the fish: In a bowl, combine all ingredients except oil. Add the fish pieces and mix well to coat evenly. Cover and marinate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight for deeper flavor.
Heat the oil: Pour enough oil into a deep pot or karahi. Heat oil over medium-high heat.
Fry Fish: Dip each marinated fish piece, coating it evenly in marination. Carefully drop the coated fish into the hot oil and fry for 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy.
Drain and Serve: Drain the fried fish on paper towels to remove excess oil. Serve hot with lemon wedges and mint chutney for a refreshing touch.
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This Lahori Fish Fry Recipe by Rida Aftab is prepared by marinating fresh fish fillets in a blend of spices, including cumin, coriander, red chili powder, and gram flour, before deep-frying to golden perfection. Goes great with mint chutney and naan.
- 500 gm Fish
- 2 tsp Garlic paste
- 1 tbsp dried fenugreek
- 1 tsp Red chili powder
- 2 tbsp Lemon juice
- 4 tbsp Salt
- 1-1/2 tbsp Fish masala
- 4 tbsp Gram flour
- Oil for frying as required
Rinse off the fish with cold running water, inside and out, to remove remaining blood, entrail bits, and remaining scales.
Pat the fish down dry with a paper towel.
In a bowl, dried fenugreek, red chili powder, garlic paste, lemon juice, fish masala, salt and gram flour. Add the fish pieces and mix well to coat evenly.
Cover and marinate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight for deeper flavor.
Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat.
Fry fish for 5 minutes on each side or until cook from the inside and golden brown and crispy from ythe outside.
Remove from the oil and place in an absorbent paper to drain excess oil.
Delicious Lahori Fish is ready to serve
Useful Tips to Make the Lahori Fish Fry:
- For extra crunch, double-dip the fish in the batter before frying.
- Adjust the amount of chili powder according to your desired level of spiciness.
- You can substitute other white fish varieties like cod or tilapia for the suggested options.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauces like mint chutney, raita, or even ketchup for a tangy twist.
Fried fish can be high in calories and fat, especially if it’s deep-fried in batter. However, there are healthier ways to prepare fried fish, such as using air frying or baking.
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