Fish Amritsari

Fish and Chip
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  • Total: 18 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4

Named after the city where it originated, this easy fried fish dish is a great appetizer or side dish to complement the main course.


  • 1 kilogram fish (any fish with firm, white flesh) cut into medium-thick slices
  • 3 tablespoons ginger paste
  • 3 tablespoons garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Dash salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (juice of 1 lime)
  • 1 1/2 cups Bengal gram flour
  • Oil to shallow fry fish
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 lime (wedged)

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix all the ingredients except the fish and lime wedges, in a large, shallow dish. Form a thick paste.

  2. Gently fold the fish into this paste, making sure to coat each piece well. Allow to marinate for 1 hour.

  3. In a wide, flat pan, heat enough oil to shallow fry the fish till each piece is golden and crisp on both sides.

  4. Serve hot, arranged in a platter. Squeeze lemon juice over the pieces just before serving. Garnish with lime wedges.