Tawa Pomfret (Griddle Fry Pomfret)

Tawa Pomfret (Griddle Fry Pomfret)

Eating fish regularly is beneficial to our bodies in many ways. Fishes are a rich source of essential fatty acids (omega-3 fatty acids)and minerals. Pomfret fishes are high in fat content, provides calcium, vitamins A and D, and Vitamin B12. Increased Vitamin B12 makes it important for the nervous system. It also contains a good amount of iodine, critical for the thyroid gland. Thus Pomfret is good for eyesight and healthy hair and skin.

Along with above know benefits, this is a very tasty and delicious recipe you can enjoy as a starter or a side dish /appetizer.

What makes this recipe unique is a that this is a predominately fish which is prepared in westerns India but I have prepared this using  mustard as marination base and hence gives this fish a blend of Eastend India

Preparation Time – 10 Minutes

Marination Time – 30 minutes

Cooking Time – 7 minutes

Level of Cooking – Easy

Cuisine – Malvani with Bengali Tadka


  • Silver Pomfret – 4 Nos.
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – As per taste
  • Oil for Cooking & Marination (Preferably Mustard oil)
  • Chat Masala/Onion Slices – For garnish

For Marination Paste;

  • Mustard Seeds – 2 Tbsp
  • Crushed Red Chili – 1 Tbsp
  • Garlic – 5/6 cloves
  • Black Pepper Corn – 10/12 nos
  • Corriander Seed – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seed – 1tsp
  • Mint/Coriander leaves & Green Chili paste – 1 Tbsp


  • Wash and clean the pomfret fish and make gashes on both sides of the skin

  • Marinate fish with turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice and keep aside for 15 minutes
  • In a grinder using little water make a thick paste of all the items mentioned above to make a marination for the fish

  • Apply the marination generously over the fish and keep it aside for 30 to 45 minutes

  • Heat a nonstick pan or iron cast griddle.
  • Use mustard oil to fry the fish ( mustard oil will give this a great flavor)
  • Place the pomfret and fry for 8-10 minutes on one side in medium flame

  • Serve hot along with lemon slices and some sliced onions and sprinkle some chaat masala on top

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