Fish Amritsari

Fish and Chip
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 18 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
722 Calories
36g Fat
27g Carbs
76g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 722
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 611mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 76g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1403mg 30%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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


  • 3 tablespoons ginger paste

  • 3 tablespoons garlic paste

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon carom seeds

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • Dash salt, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 1/2 cups Bengal gram flour

  • 2 1/4 pounds (1 kilogram) tilapia, or firm fish such as sole or salmon, cut into medium-thick slices

  • Oil, for frying

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, optional, for serving

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix the ginger and garlic pastes, spices, salt, lime juice, and gram flour in a large, shallow dish until it forms 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.