Sunday, July 5, 2009

pabda fish fry / mackerel fry

I got to eat this fish in Calcutta for the first time , and that was the first time i was eating any fish for that matter.......i liked the fish so much that started eating and cooking fish too..........this is a simple fry recipe which a favorite of my husband and i make this with muscular fish too ( big sized rohu fillets mostly).....

( for 3 medium sized fish weighing about 700 gms)

garlic cloves 6-7 nos.
whole red chillies 10-12 nos. ( to taste)
amchoor powder or dry mango powder 2 tbsp
salt to taste


grind all these together in a spice grinder with just a tbsp of water .

make gashes in the fish as desired.

rub on the paste on the skin of fish and keep in the fridge for 1 hr.

heat 2 tbsp of oil in a cast iron pan( any thick , flat bottomed pan) and place the fish in it.

let it fry till one side is brown ( takes about 5 minutes), turn gently as the fish is very tender and fry on the other side similarly.

remove gently from the pan and serve hot with daal chawal, khichri or as an appetizer especially when you make it with small fish or smaller fillets.

for me it is good by itself with some green salad on the side.


  1. i adore fish fry had lots when we visited Kerala yummy yours looks great

  2. hi sangeeta,
    the fry looks mouth watering :) wonderful detailed presentation ...and pics too.

  3. I'll take it with some salad too ... especially some onions and green chillies. :-)
    Sounds so tasty! :-)

  4. Now I wouldn't mind having that for lunch!That looks delicious!I'd love to guide our readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to this post and it's all set to go, Thanks!

  5. pabda fish is also sold in lucknow very tasty indeed