Amritsari Fish Fry is a batter dipped delicious fish Fry . But as I don’t often prepare deep fried fishes , I have prepared a Tawa Fish Fry in Amritsari style . Fish is marinated with spices and then tawa fried by sprinkling roasted gram flour/ besan. Flavours of mustard oil and ajwain/ carom seeds make this a delicious fish fry. This is not a authentic Amritsari Fish Fry , if you are looking for a authentic Amritsari fish , then marinate fish with all ingredients listed below and then deep fry it in Mustard Oil . Refer notes for deep frying Fish. This recipe which I have shared is from Swasthi’s Fish Fry recipe but tweaked a bit to suit my taste.

amritsari fish fry

Fish is the most liked sea food at home but finding a good  fresh sea water fish is  always difficult . So you can hardly find find recipes on my blog. But I must say , I have few unique fish tawa fry recipes which are really delicious . Hoping to share few fish related posts shortly.

Fish is one of the healthiest food and  It is loaded with essential nutrients , protein , Vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids DHA are absolutely essential for growth and development because it accumulates in the developing brain and eye. Hence IQ of people from coastal regions is directly related to eating Fish. Fish oil capsules are also given as supplements to kids during growth phase.  Which helps in overall brain and physical development of the body .

Fishes are of 2 categories , one is seawater fish and other is inland /freshwater fish . Seawater fishes like seer fish , trout ,salamon , mackerel , sardines are fatty fish. Fatty fishes are rich in fat based nutrients and omega 3 fatty acids . Fatty fishes have more health benefits. Rohu and Katla are most popular inland fishes. Though it’s not as rich as Seawater fish in fat based nutrients it delivers all nutrients .

One more fish recipe , I love the most is Chettinad Style Fish Fry ,recipe is already shared in blog.

Recipe card for Amritsari Fish Fry | Tawa Fish Fry – Amritsari Style
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Amritsari Fish Fry | Tawa Fish Fry - Amritsari Style
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Marination Time
30 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Amritsari Style Fish Tawa Fry - Marinated Fish slices are tawa fried along with roasted gram flour using mustard oil.

Course: Side Dish, Starters
Cuisine: Indian, Punjabi
Keyword: Fish, Non-Vegetarian
Calories: 297 kcal
Author: Muktha Gopinath
Ingredients
For Marination
  • 500 grams Fish slices
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Paste from 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Paste from 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp Ajwain / Carom Seeds
  • 1.5 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tsp Kasuri Methi / Dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Dry Mango Powder / Amchur powder
  • 1 Tsp Tandoori Masala Powder or Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/8 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Mustard oil
  • 1- 1.5 Tsp Salt or as required
For Tava Fry
  • 2.5 Tbsp Besan / Gram Flour
  • 2-3 Tbsp Mustard Oil or as required
  • 1/2 tsp Ajwain / Carom Seeds
For Serving and Garnishing
  • 1/2 Tsp Chat Masala
  • 1 No Onion Cut into Rings
  • 1 No Lemon Cut into wedges
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Coriander leaves ,optional
Instructions
  1. Dry roast the gram flour/ besan ,till nice aroma waft .Take measures not to darken the flour.

  2. Wash and clean fish slices, let water drain completely , set aside.

  3. Place fish in a bowl / container , add ginger garlic paste , salt , mustard oil , lemon juice, tandoori masala, 1/2 tsp ajwain and all other spices listed in ingredient list except Besan/ gram flour.

  4. Rub in all masala to fish , such that its well coated with spices. Allow the marination to stand for minimum 30 minutes or upto 6-8 hrs .

  5. Heat a tawa , drizzle 1 tbsp of oil , add ajwain seeds , once it crackles arrange marinated fish pieces on tawa . 

  6. Allow fish to cook for 5-6 minutes on medium heat ,flip and cook on other side for another 2-3 minutes.

  7. Sprinkle roasted gram flour / besan over the fish ,such that its coated well .Flip and again sprinkle some gram flour on other side of the fish.

  8. Drizzle some oil on top , flip and cook on both sides ,till crisp.Sprinkle some chat masala on top of fried fish and serve.

  9. Serve Amritsari Fish Tawa Fry , with lemon wedges ,onion rings and coriander mint chutney.

Recipe Notes
  • For deep frying ,  make a besan flour batter ,by adding little water ,salt ,1/2 tsp chilli powder and 1/2 tsp ajwain seeds .Dip marinated fish  and deep fry in mustard oil. 
  • Besan flour batter should be thick enough to coat the fish.Similar to that of bhajia mix.

Step by Step Directions on making of Amritsari Fish Fry

Dry roast the gram flour/ besan ,till nice aroma waft .Take measures not to darken the flour. 

Wash and clean fish slices, let water drain completely , set aside.

Place fish in a bowl / container , add ginger garlic paste , salt , mustard oil , lemon juice , Tandoori Masala and all other spices listed in ingredient list except Besan/ gram flour.

Rub in all masala to fish , such that its well coated with spices. Allow the marination to stand for minimum 30 minutes or upto 6-8 hrs .

Heat a tawa , drizzle 1  tbsp of oil , add ajwain seeds , once it crackles arrange marinated fish pieces on tawa .

Allow fish to cook for 5-6 minutes on medium heat ,flip and cook on other side for another 2-3 minutes.

Sprinkle roasted gram flour / besan over the fish ,such that its coated well .

Drizzle some oil on top ,flip and again sprinkle some gram flour on other side of the fish.

Flip and cook on both sides ,till crisp.Remove and place on a kitchen paper towel . Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of Chaat Masala on top.

Serve Amritsari Fish Tawa Fry with lemon wedges ,onion rings and coriander mint chutney.

 

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