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Amritsari Fish Fry | Tawa Fish Fry - Amritsari Style

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marination Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 297kcal
Author Muktha H S


For Marination

  • 500 grams Fish slices
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Paste from ½ inch ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Paste from 5-6 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon Ajwain / Carom Seeds
  • 1.5 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi / Dried fenugreek leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • ½ Tsp Dry Mango Powder / Amchur powder
  • 1 teaspoon Tandoori Masala Powder or Garam Masala Powder
  • teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoon Mustard oil
  • 1- 1.5 teaspoon Salt or as required

For Tava Fry

  • 2.5 tablespoon Besan / Gram Flour
  • 2-3 tablespoon Mustard Oil or as required
  • ½ teaspoon Ajwain / Carom Seeds

For Serving and Garnishing

  • ½ teaspoon Chat Masala
  • 1 No Onion Cut into Rings
  • 1 No Lemon Cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Coriander leaves ,optional


  • 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, ½ teaspoon ajwain 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 tablespoon 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 .Flip and again sprinkle some gram flour on other side of the fish.
  • Drizzle some oil on top , flip and cook on both sides ,till crisp.Sprinkle some chat masala on top of fried fish and serve.
  • Serve Amritsari Fish Tawa Fry , with lemon wedges ,onion rings and coriander mint chutney.


  • For deep frying ,  make a besan flour batter ,by adding little water ,salt ,½ teaspoon chilli powder and ½ teaspoon 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.


Calories: 297kcal