Amritsari Fish is a very famous Street food in Punjab and other parts of India too, in this recipe, fish is marinated in spices and then deep fried or you can fry it on a tawa also. I have shared both the methods of making Amritsari Fish. You can choose the method you want to go for according to your convenience.
Recipe Type: Non Vegetarian, Starters, Snacks
Preperation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 Mins
Fish 300 grams (I used salmon, you can use any fish of your choice)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
¼ tsp ajwain/ vaamu
Salt to taste
¾ tsp. red chili powder
½ tsp. kasuri methi (crushed)
¾ tsp. tandoori masala or punjabi garam masala
¼ tsp. biryani masala (optional)
Pinch of amchur
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 ½ tbsp. besan/ chickpea flour (preferably coarse)
Generous pinch of turmeric
2 tbsp. Oil (preferably mustard oil)
1st Method Deep Fry
Marinate fish with all the ingredients, if needed sprinkle water so that the mixture binds well with the fish. Deep fry the fish in hot oil till golden.
2nd Method Tawa Fish Fry
Dry roast besan for few mins till you get a nice aroma. This is done to remove the raw smell from the besan. Do not darken the flour.
Wash and cut to desired sizes. I did not make them too small.
Marinate to make tawa fish with all the ingredients except ajwain, besan and oil. If needed you can sprinkle some water. Set this aside for atleast 10 mins.
Heat a wide pan with oil, add ajwain and allow them to splutter. Add the pieces and fry on a medium flame for 4 mins and flip the pieces and let them fry for another 5 mins.
Sprinkle the besan evenly all over on one side and continue to fry without burning.
Flip the pieces and fry again. The flour that we sprinkle on one side will be enough for both the sides. If needed can increase the flame slightly and fry on both sides till cooked.
Serve tawa fish hot as a starter or as a side dish.