Tawa Pomfret

Tawa Pomfret

  • Servings: 2 - 4

  • Time: 30 mins

  • Difficult Level: Beginner


  • 2 medium size whole pomfrets, cleaned
  • Salt to taste 1½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¾ cup hung yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli paste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Butter as required

Step by step:

  1. Make incisions on both side of the pomfrets and place on a plate. Sprinkle salt, drizzle 1 tablespoon lemon juice and add ½ teaspoon chilli powder and turmeric powder and rub well on both sides. Set aside for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Take hung yogurt in a bowl. Add ginger-garlic paste, remaining chilli powder, garam masala powder, chilli paste, salt and remaining lemon juice and mix well. Add 1 tablespoon oil and mix.
  3. Add the marinated pomfrets and coat well with the marinade. Set aside to marinate for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Heat some butter on a non-stick tawa. Place the marinated pomfrets and shallow-fry till evenly done from both sides and the fish is fully cooked.
  5. Transfer on a serving platter. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with lemon slices

Video from Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana


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