How to make Steamed Tandoori Pomfret -

Mouth watering delicacy of pomfret

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Pressure Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Pomfret (पापलेट), Lemon juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

Steamed Tandoori Pomfret

Steamed Tandoori Pomfret Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Steamed Tandoori Pomfret Recipe

  • Pomfret 2

  • Lemon juice to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoons

  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala 1 teaspoon

  • Butter 2 teaspoons

  • Lemon, cut into wedges


Step 1

Make slits on both sides of the pomfrets and rub in the salt and lemon juice. Set aside for twenty minutes. Mix together all the other ingredients except the butter or oil.

Step 2

Spread the marinade over the fish and leave to stand for about one hour in a refrigerator. Put the fish on a plate and place in a pressure cooker.

Step 3

Do not add any water. Remove the gasket from the lid, seal the cooker with the lid and cook for ten to fifteen minutes, basting with butter in between. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

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