Special pomfret fry

Special pomfret fry

Fried pomfret has crispy and flavoursome skin while the flesh is extremely soft and buttery. Here is how to make the perfect fried pomfret with the skin intact.


1 kg pomfret
20 gms turmeric powder
15 gms ginger-garlic paste
Salt as required
Juice of 1 lemon
Some curry leaves
Coconut oil to fry


Score the cleaned pomfret
Prepare the marinade by mixing turmeric powder, pepper powder, ginger-garlic paste, salt, finely chopped curry leaves and lemon juice
Marinate the fish in this masala
Keep the marinated fish aside for at least half an hour
Heat coconut oil in a pan
Add the marinated fish
Fry the fish for 7 minutes on each side
Add some crushed garlic along with its skin and split green chilies too
While grilling, turn off the flame after one side is cooked
Allow the fish to cool down for a few minutes before cooking the other side
This ensures that the skin is intact
The skin peels off when the fish is flipped swiftly while hot
You could fry or grill pearl spot, king fish, mackerels and sardines too like this.

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