Recheado Pomfret/Stuffed Pomfret in Recheado Masala


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Recheado Pomfret/Stuffed Pomfret in Recheado Masala is an absolutely lip smacking dish served as appetizer or side dish . Recheado means stuffed in Portuguese (source wiki ) basically the red paste with chillies vinegar etc stuffed in Pomfrets/mackerel or used as a marinade to fry Shrimps/Prawns and chicken .Recheado masala is  very versatile and can be used to make many mouthwatering  dishes .

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Recheado Pomfret or Mackerel taste just amazing ,can be served as an appetizer with some salad and lemon wedges or as an side dish with your meals .

easy pomfret recheado


2 med sized pomfrets 
1/2 tsp turmeric powder 

(to be ground to paste )
8 to 10 kashmiri chillies
5 to 6 garlic cloves
1 inch ginger
1 tbsp cumin seeds
5 to 6 peppercorns
1 inch cinnamon 
 a small piece of tamarind
 1 tsp sugar

vinegar as needed 

2 to 3 med sized onions chopped/minced 
oil to shallow fry 

how to make recheado pomfret fry ,easy goan pomfret stuffed

  • Clean the  Pomfret and make slits to stuff the masala.
  • Soak the red chillies in lukewarm water for 15 minutes .
  • Apply salt lime juice  and turmeric powder  to the pomfrets inside the slits too and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile prepare the recheado masala by grinding all the spices with little water and vinegar to a smooth fine paste .
  • Heat a pan add 1 tbsp oil then add the chopped onions and saute till they turn soft and the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the ground paste and mix well saute for few minutes
  • You may add more sugar or salt if needed .

  • Let the masala cool down a bit before you stuff it in.
  • Stuff the masala in the pomfret and use a thread to tie/secure  the Fish .
  • rub little masala to coat the pomfret
  • You can coat the fish with little rava or dust little flour to avoid the fish sticking to the pan while frying.
  • Heat a nonstick pan add oil to shallow fry and fry the pomfrets over medium flame on both sides till done.
  • Serve with some onion salad and sliced lemon.

recheado pomfret

You can either grind the onions with the masala paste or stuff it as i have done ,tastes good either ways
Also the chopped onions little green chilli chopped can be stuffed with the masala .


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  1. 🔥🔥 So tempted to try it out. ❤️ Thanks for the recipe and mouthwatering pictures ❤️❤️

  2. Simply wow !!! Very tempting 😍👌

  3. Simply wow !!! Very tempting 😍👌

  4. I am drooling at that plate of fish, that paste does sound mighty spicy but surely flavorful too...