Crispy Fried Halwa/Black Pomfret.

Weather in Bombay is no more predictable It rains in winter , unbearable heat summers and what not..Sudden changes in weather these days..It drizzled in the morning yday & it was so cold even in the afternoons which is quite rare here .I was craving for something hot & crispy to go along with simple Dal & Rice .I had already fried some chicken the other day & wanted something in fish .I had some Halva fish and Mackerel  in the fridge but I didn't want to grind the vindaloo masala to stuff the mackerel so decided to fry them  out since I seldom eat fish from the curry .
Made this hot crispy fried fish & relished with piping hot Dal and rice .It was yumm .The fish was well coated with  freshly ground green masala then rolled in rava/semolina and rice flour & fried till crisp.The curry leaves added a nice flavour to this fish ..
7-8 slices of black pomfret/Halwa/Halva
juice of 1/2 lime or as needed
6-7 green chillies
handful of coriander leaves
6-7 garlic cloves
1" ginger
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3-4 tbsp rice flour
2 tbsp rava/semolina
curry leaves a sprig
salt as needed
oil to shallow fry
Clean and wash the fish well.

 Apply lime and salt and keep aside.

Grind the chilies,coriander ,cumin ,ginger-garlic ,turmeric powder to a smooth paste adding little water.

Apply this paste on the fish fillets and marinate for 30 to 45 min.

Mix the flour and semolina/rava and keep it ready.

Roll the fish fillets in the flour mixture on both sides and dust the excess flour.

Heat oil in a pan and once the oil is hot add the curry leaves ,lower the heat and put the fish pieces.

Fry the fish over medium heat on both sides until cooked well and crisp on both sides.

Serve hot as a side dish or have it with some hot rotis.
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  1. Wow looking yummy Loved it dear

  2. my favorite fish... yum yum...

  3. Yum! Although I do not like to fry fish I love the crispy layer of it...looks delicious Gloria with all the flavors in it.
    Thanks for the recipe my dear and hope you are enjoying your week :D

  4. That's a great coating for fried fish! Love the idea of making a paste and marinating. I'm going to have to try this with catfish since pomfret is not a fish I can find around here. Delicious looking fish!

    1. thanks a lot dear..Im sure it will taste equally good with any other fish..

  5. I love fish. This looks very declicious

  6. looks very tasty...perfectly fried

  7. Hi can you please tell me how do you make dal to go with this fish fry am trying this recipe today..please help ASAP