Amritsari Fish

"Indulge in the crispy perfection of fish fillet cubes, marinated in a tantalizing blend of gram flour, yogurt, and aromatic spices, deep-fried to golden-brown deliciousness, delivering a symphony of flavors in every bite!" This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Amritsari Fish

Amritsari Fish

Main Ingredients Surmai fish fillets, Lemon
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 41-50 minutes
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg


  • 500 grams Surmai fish fillet, cut into 1½ inch pieces
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt to taste 
  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste 
  • 1 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ cup yogurt 
  • 1 egg 
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • Chaat masala for sprinkling
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Lemon wedges for garnishing


  1. Put fish pieces on a plate. Add lemon juice and salt and rub well. Set aside to marinate for 5-10 minutes.
  2. To prepare marinade, mix together gram flour, ginger-garlic paste, carom seeds, chilli powder, salt, yogurt and egg in a bowl.
  3. Put the marinated fish pieces in the marinade and mix till well coated. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes. 
  4. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Drop the marinated fish pieces and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper, sprinkle chaat masala and mix well. 
  5. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves and lemon wedges.