Fish are consumed as food by many species including humans. It’s been an important source of protein and other nutrients for humans throughout recorded history. Fish is also an important source of omega -3 fatty acids. These essential nutrients keep our heart and brain healthy. Our bodies don’t produce omega-3 fatty acids so we must get them through the food we eat. In many houses fish is consumed in meal on daily basis. There are variety of fishes available in Indian market like white pomfret, black pomfret, rohu, Bombay duck, Basa, Katla , tilapia, Salmon etc.
Fish can be prepared in various different ways , it can be cooked , uncooked, pickling, smoking, frying, baking, poaching, grilling or steaming. Fish is the staple food in southern,eastern and south eastern regions of India. Fish being a white flesh is lower in fat than any other source of animal protein. Fish are important part of diet. In India consumption of types of fishes is different in different regions and community. White pomfret is a favorite fish in my home. I’m here by sharing one of the easy to make recipe in minimum oil. Fish needs very less oil to cook and being soft meat it requires very less cooking time too.
POMFRET TAWA FRY
White pomfret – 2 (whole white pomfret cleaned n put slits on it )
Ginger garlic paste – two tsp
Lemon juice – 2tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric -1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp heeled
Coriander powder – 2tsp
Garam Masala -1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Green chilli paste – 2 tsp
Oil 2 to 3 tbsp
For crispness add 2tsp of rice flour
Finely chopped coriander for garnish
Take a bowl, add ginger garlic paste, all spices , lemon juice, oil, rice flour and mix them to make a paste like thing. Now apply this on pomfret and rub them properly with this mixture for few minutes. Keep the marinated pomfrets in fridge for at least 2 hours. Heat the non stick tawa or pan, add a spoon of oil and place the pomfrets on it. Cook on medium to low flame. Flip the pomfret so that each side is cooked well. Check with the knife if its done. It should be crispy from outside and tender and juicy from inside. Take it out on your palate, sprinkle some chaat Masala and lemon juice , finely chopped coriander leaves for garnish, serve hot with chutney and salad.
A perfect starter for fish lovers.