Pakistani Fish Fry Recipe: A Crispy and Flavorful Voyage (2024)

Gather Your Provisions:

1. The Aquatic Star:
1 kg (2.2 lbs) of firm white fish (pomfret, catfish, etc.), cleaned and sliced into bite-sized pieces. Skin on or off, depending on your preference.

2. The Spice Symphony:
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
2-3 green chilies, finely chopped (adjust for heat preference)
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
1 ½ teaspoons paprika (or Kashmiri lal mirch for a deeper color)
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped (divided)
3. The Coating Crusaders:
½ cup gram flour (chickpea flour)
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon of lemon juice