How to make Fried Fish -

Fish darnes marinated in green chutney, rolled in semolina and shallow fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : King fish (surmai) (सुरमई मछली), Fresh coriander leaves (ताज़ा हरा धनिया)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Fried Fish

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Fried Fish Recipe

  • King fish (surmai) cleaned and cut into darnes 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup

  • Garlic cloves 5-6

  • Green chillies 2

  • Scraped coconut 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 1/2 cup

  • Oil for shallow frying


Step 1

Put coriander leaves, garlic, green chillies, coconut and little water in a grinder jar and grind to a smooth paste.

Step 2

Put the fish darnes in a bowl. Add ground paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and tamarind pulp and mix well. Add cornflour and mix again.

Step 3

Spread semolina on a plate. Coat the fish darnes with it from both sides.

Step 4

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Place the fish darnes and cook till golden from both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Arrange the fish on a serving plate and serve hot.

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