By Kanwal Mohsin
Tue, 02, 23

With winters in full swing, we all start craving seafood and especially fish prepared locally on the streets here in Pakistan. So here is an amazing street style spicy masala fish fry recipe…




Coriander seeds (roasted) 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds (roasted) 1 tbsp

Red chilli (crushed) ½ tbsp

Citric acid ½ tsp

Salt 1¼ tsp or to taste

Black salt 1 tsp

Red chilli powder ½ tsp or to taste

Gram flour sifted 1¼ cup

Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp

Green chilli paste 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1 tsp

Cumin powder ½ tbsp

Black pepper powder 1 tsp

Red chilli powder ½ tbsp or to taste

Carom seeds ½ tsp

Red chilli (crushed) 1 tbsp

Orange food colour ¼ tsp

Lemon juice 1½ tbsp

Cooking oil 2 tbsp

Water 1½ cup or as required

Fish fillets 750g


* Prepare Spice Mix: In mortal and pestle, add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, red chilli crushed, and citric acid, salt and crush well.

* Add black salt, red chilli powder and crush again. Spice mix is ready!

* Prepare Masala Fish Fry: In a bowl, add gram flour, ginger garlic paste, green chilli paste, turmeric powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder, red chilli powder, carom seeds, red chilli crushed, salt, orange food colour, lemon juice, cooking oil, gradually add water and whisk well to make a batter.

* Make cuts on fish fillets, add prepared marinate, rub evenly, cover and marinate for 3-4 hours.

* In a wok, heat cooking and fry on medium flame until golden brown.

* Sprinkle prepared spice mix and serve!

Courtesy: Food Fusion Recipe by Kanwal Mohsin