Pomfret masala fry (chennai style) Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Pomfret masala fry is a popular South Indian dish, specifically from Chennai. It is a flavorful and spicy fish fry made with fresh pomfret marinated in a blend of aromatic spices and shallow fried to perfection. The crispy outer layer and the juicy, tender fish inside make it a delightful dish. It is usually served as an appetizer or as a side dish with rice and sambar. This recipe is a must-try for seafood lovers who enjoy bold flavors and a touch of heat.

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Pomfret masala fry (chennai style)

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Ingredients for Pomfret masala fry (chennai style) Recipe

  • 0.40 Pomfret Fish
  • 1/5 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/5 tablespoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/5 tablespoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/5 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1/5 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/5 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as per your need Oil For Shallow Frying
  • as required Lemon Wedges And Mint Chutney For Serving

Directions: Pomfret Masala Fry (chennai Style) Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Clean and wash the pomfret thoroughly. Make slits on both sides of the fish.
  • STEP 2.In a bowl, mix together turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, and salt to form a smooth paste.
  • STEP 3.Apply the masala paste all over the fish, including the slits. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • STEP 4.Heat oil in a pan for shallow frying. Place the marinated fish carefully in the hot oil and fry on medium heat for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
  • STEP 5.Once cooked, remove the fish from the pan and drain excess oil on a kitchen towel.
  • STEP 6.Serve the pomfret masala fry hot with lemon wedges and mint chutney.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to clean the fish properly, removing any scales or impurities.
  • Adjust the spice level according to your preference by increasing or decreasing the amount of red chili powder.
  • For a healthier version, you can also bake the marinated fish in the oven instead of frying it.

Storage and Serving

  • Pomfret masala fry is best served hot and fresh.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the leftovers in a preheated oven or on a stovetop pan to retain the crispiness.
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat< 1 g Protein2 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp