Friday, September 2, 2011

Amritsari Fish

North Indians are not usually known to be voracious fish eaters. They prefer the robustness of chicken and meat. So you have many varieties of tikkas, kebabs, biryanis and curries originating from Punjab, but no fish dish!!! But every rule has an exception, and this rule does too...
Amritsar is the Holy City, situated in Punjab.And Amritsari Fish is popular street food that is light, crisp and well, yummy! Its a tangy, Indian version of batter-fried fish and quite simple to make at home. 

King Fish- 1 kg
Vinegar- 3tsp
Red chilli pd.- 2 tsp
Carom seeds- 1 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste- 4 tbsp
Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
Chickpea flour- 4 tbsp
Egg- 1 (whisked)
Salt to taste
Chaat masala- to garnish

To start, marinate the fish in salt and vinegar for 20 minutes. Make a batter with all the rest of the ingredients, except chaat masala. Add more Chickpea flour if the batter is too thin. Pour onto the fish, coating each piece well. Keep aside for another 30 minutes. Heat oil in a wok or deep fryer. Fry the fish to a crisp brown, taking care not to burn it! Sprinkle with chaat masala and serve hot with a chutney or sauce.


  1. The pics are awesome and really makes to crave for it. Very Tempting one. I've bookmarked it def gonna try this week.
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    1. thank u dhiraj. do leave a feedback of how they turn out :)