Tawa Pomfret

Marinated whole pomfrets shallow-fried on a tawa. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Tawa Pomfret

Main Ingredients Pomfrets, Salt
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 41-50 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Tawa Pomfret

  • 2 medium Pomfrets whole, cleaned
  • to taste Salt
  • 1½ tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¾ cup Hung yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon Red chilli paste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • as required Butter
  • for garnishing Lemon slices


  1. Make incisions on both side of the pomfrets and place on a plate. Sprinkle salt, drizzle 1 tablespoon lemon juice and add ½ teaspoon chilli powder and turmeric powder and rub well on both sides. Set aside for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Take hung yogurt in a bowl. Add ginger-garlic paste, remaining chilli powder, garam masala powder, chilli paste, salt and remaining lemon juice and mix well. Add 1 tablespoon oil and mix.
  3. Add the marinated pomfrets and coat well with the marinade. Set aside to marinate for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Heat some butter on a non-stick tawa. Place the marinated pomfrets and shallow-fry, turning sides, till the fish is cooked and evenly done on both sides.
  5. Transfer on a serving platter. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with lemon slices.