Special Fried Fish

My own creation…. tastes like “Bashir Dar – ul – Mahi” (a famous fried fish restaurant in Lahore, Pakistan) but home made and tastier. Can be a good option with boiled rice or as it is with chutney and chips.

Loved by all!



  • 1 kg fish (Rohu, Blue Grenedier, Snapper)
  • 5 tbspns lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup gram flour
  • 1/2 tspn baking powder (levelled)
  • 1 tpspn crushed ginger and garlic
  • 1 tbspn cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbspns red chilli flakes
  • 1 tbspn sesame seeds
  • 1 tbspn crushed coriander leaves
  • 1 tbspn coarsely ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tbspn crushed fresh mint leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Potato chips to serve with


-In a shallow wide mixing tray (in which you can fit your fillets of fish) place the fish fillets in a way they are not over lapping or turned from any side.

-Pat them dry with a kitchen towel or paper towel, whatever suits you. I use paper towel as the fish can leave its smell in kitchen towel and you can throw away the used paper towel.

-Then in a mixing bowl combine everything except gram flour, sesame seeds, water and baking powder.

-Mix well and pour over the fillets in the dish.

-Turn the sides of the fish and coat well in marinade. Leave for 15 minutes.

-Meanwhile in a separate bowl combine sesame seeds, gram flour and baking powder. Now add this to the marinated fish and use your hands to coat the fish with gram flour coating. Use cold water if required. (Dip your hands in cold water rather than pouring it)

-Heat oil to 180 – 190 degrees celsius.

-Deep fry 2 – 3 fillets per batch for 10 minutes or shallow fry for 5minutes per side.

-Serve hot with chutney and chips.

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