Goan Pomfret Fry:Stuffed Pomfret Fry
Recipe type: Side
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3-4
Pomfret Recheado is a popular and delicious fish recipe from Goa
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 3 fresh pomfret
  • 12 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Inch Ginger chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 Tamarind Pieces
  • 7 to 8 Peppercorn
  • 2 to 3 Green Cardamoms
  • 16 to 17 Red Kashmiri Chiles
  • 4 to 5 Cloves
  • 2 t/s Turmeric ( I used organic turmeric)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 8 to 9 tbsp White Vinegar o any vinegar
  • 5 tbsp Oil to fry
  • 4 tbsp Semolina
  • 2 tbsp Rice flour Or Wheat flour
  • Salt as per taste
How to make the recipe?
  1. Very important clean the pomfrets make an incision with knife from mouth to tail in round shape. You can see them in the pics below. Don't apply too much pressure on the knife else fish will cut. Clean the pomfrets and remove the unwanted flesh from the mouth with your hands and discard them. The incision is made so that you can easily stuff the masalas in the pomfrets.
  2. Combine all the above listed ingredients except oil, semolina and flour (garlic cloves, fennel seeds, ginger, cloves, peppercorn, cardamom, Red chilies, tamarind(without seeds), sugar, turmeric, salt in a grinder). Add vinegar also in this mixture.
  3. Grind them to form smooth thick paste. The mixture shouldn't be very thin. Now stuff this red paste into the pomfret. Also coat this red paste on the outer cover of pomfrets. Marinate the pomfrets for about an hour or overnight.
  4. Take a small tawa or pan add oil. Keep the gas on low flame and wait until oil becomes hot. In the meanwhile take semolina and flour. Mix them with your hands or spoon. Dip the marinated pomfrets in the above mixture. Coat them from both the sides.
  5. Shallow fry the pomfret from both sides.
  6. Repeat the same process with the rest of pomfrets.
  7. Shallow fry the rest of pomfrets for 15 mins or until crisp, brown in color from both sides.
  8. Place the fried pomfrets on tissue napkins to remove excess oil from them.
  9. Your Goan Pomfret Fry is ready. Serve hot with bread or rotis.
  10. Garnish with sliced onion, mint leaves, coriander leaves and lime.
1. You can use the same paste for stuffed Mackerels
2. If need more spice can increases the quantity of red chilies.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 people
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at http://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/goan-pomfret-frystuffed-pomfret-fry/