Amritsari Fish Recipe - Boneless fish marinated in yoghurt and spices and deep fried.

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Indian Recipes.

Main Ingredients : Boneless fish, Gram flour (besan)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Starter

Amritsari Fish

Amritsari Fish Recipe - How to make Amritsari Fish


Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Boneless fish cut into 1½ inch cubes specially surmai 600 grams

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Malt vinegar 1/2 cup

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Egg 1

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger paste 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon wedges 6-8


Step 1

Marinate the fish cubes in vinegar for twenty minutes. Remove from the vinegar and pat them dry.

Step 2

Make a batter of gram flour, yogurt, egg, carom seeds, salt, lemon juice, red chilli powder, ginger paste and garlic paste.

Step 3

Keep the fish cubes in this marinade for about twenty minutes. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry the fish till golden brown and crisp.

Step 4

Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot, sprinkled with chaat masala and lemon wedges.

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