Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lahore Fry Fish

I still remember going for shopping with my father and see all those whole fish fried the aroma of the fry fish make you stop and buy them. its so yummy crispy, spicy and delicious .when ever I make this fry fish I just served them with homemade naan ,salad and lemons  .its very important  that the sauce stick to the fish  just like potato  pakora. Because this will give extra layer of flavor.
And when it comes to spices it up to you how much spices you want you can make it more spicy by add more chilies   

      Lahore Fry Fish

Any fish fillets 1lb I used catfish
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2-cup gram flour
3 tbsp rice flour
 3 tbsp coriander crushed
1 tbsp dried pomegranate seeds ground
1 tsp cumin seeds roasted
1 tbsp dry red chill crushed
1tsp chili powder optional
1 tsp ground black pepper
Salt according to taste
½ tsp fenugreek leaves
2 tsp ginger and garlic paste
1/4-cup water or less
Oil for frying


Mix water, gram flour, rice flour and rest of the spices and ginger and garlic  to make a thick sauce. Place the fish in bowl add lemon juice and rub it on fish.

Keep it aside for 15 minutes.  After 15 min dip the fish in sauce and fry fish in a frying pan or wok on both sides till golden brown, remove the fish from oil and serve with salad and slice of bread.


  1. Made this and it turned out to be delicious:)) thanks much for sharing.

  2. thank you so much for try and let me know its make me a happy person ..

  3. Asalam Alaikum; I am so happy Warda introduced to your blog :) I am going to be trying your recipes soon.

  4. Asalam Alaikum; I am so excited to be introduced to your blog Ayesha;very soon I will start trying your recipes InshaAllah :)

  5. btw our dear friend Warda introduced me to your wonderful blog.

  6. Asalam Alaikum,
    thank you so much, saleha ,its nice to hear from you,i hope and pray you like our blog.
    and i welcome you to pakistani home cooking.
    and thanks to warda she is a great friend .

  7. Thank you for this amazing recipe. I saw it featured in a restaurant and have wanted to try it. I am definitely cooking this one. Beautiful photographs and clear descriptions, your blog is a delight and it will be exciting seeing all of your creations :D

  8. hello and welcome merryn to pakistani home cooking and thank you for such a wonderful comment .

  9. how to preserve the crispyness if i cook a day before guest come...

  10. arrange them in single layer in baking sheet ,and bake them at 290.f about 25 to 30 minutes, flip them over once , check them after 10 to 15 minutes until crispy .good luck another idea will be to get ready a fish just add lemon juice and keep it fridge ,and make mix ready in zip lock speed up the cooking.
    good luck.

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