Punjabi Deep Fried Fish

    50 mins

    This is delicious Punjabi crispy fried fish. It's a quick and easy dish to serve with family or company.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 kg fish fillets
    • For the batter
    • 1½ tablespoons oil
    • 150g besan
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • ½ teaspoon garlic ginger paste
    • ½ teaspoon ajwain (carrom) seeds
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander
    • 1-2 green chillies, chopped with seeds removed
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • Oil for deep frying
    • Pinch garam masala
    • Juice of 1 lemon and lemon slices For garnish, optional

    Prep:35min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. To prepare the batter, heat oil in a kadhai and add the besan. Stir vigorously for a minute, then remove from heat and set aside to cool. After the mixture has cooled, add the remaining batter ingredients.
    2. Coat the fish with the batter and set aside for 20 minutes.
    3. Heat oil in a kadhai and fry the fish until batter is crispy and the fish is cooked. Remove fish with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen towels.
    4. Sprinkle fillets with garam masala and serve immediately. Sprinkle lemon juice, if using. Garnish with lemon slices and serve.

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