Entrees

Lahori Fried Fish

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Lahori Fried Fish

5 from 2 votes
Course: EntreesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

385

kcal

A classic from the streets of Lahore, this famous dish draws crowds to the street vendors on every single night. Crispy, aromatic and flavorful – try it with Mint Chutney, Chat Masala and a squeeze of lemon.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb 2 red snapper in 1″ steaks

  • 4 tbsp 4 tamarind

  • 1/2 1/2 lemon

  • 1 tsp 1 ajwain

  • 1.5 tsp 1.5 garlic paste

  • 3 tbsp 3 besan flour

  • 2 tsp 2 salt

  • 1 tsp 1 garam masala

  • 1.5 tsp 1.5 chili powder

  • 1.5 tsp 1.5 chili flakes

  • 2.5 tsp 2.5 dhaniya seeds – coarsely ground

  • 2 tsp 2 cumin seeds – coarsely ground

Directions

  • Prep
  • In a bowl of water, add a few tablespoons of salt and soak the fish for 20 minutes
  • Rinse really well in clean water and pat dry
  • Marinade
  • Mix the tamarind in 1/2 cup of water and mash into a slurry. Strain this into a mixing bowl.
  • In the tamarind water, add the rest of the ingredients (but not the fish) and mix well.
  • Toss the fish in the marinade, coating every piece well and let it marinate for 30 minutes
  • Frying
  • In a wok or deep fryer, add several cups of vegetable oil, enough to cover the fish well when frying.
  • Fry the fish at 300F, 3-4 pieces at a time. Flip it gently every 3-4 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve hot with mint chutney, chat masala and lemon!

One Comment

  1. Came out absolutely delicious! I used an air fryer – 400 degrees for 10 mins.

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