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Amritsari Fish

Fried fish prepared with lot of spices is a popular street food of Amritsar. This is a popular street food of northern India.  Amritsar Fish is a tasty spicy fish delicacy that is sure to get you drooling. This is a easy fried fish dish is a great appetizer or side dish to complement the main course.

Ingredient Names:

King fish fillets cut into fingers 1/2 kg

Gram flour 1 cup

Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

Carom seed 1 teaspoon

Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

Chaat masala 1 teaspoon

Lemons cut into wedges 2

Oil for Deep fry

Salt as taste

Egg 1

Shaded salad (onion, cabbage, carrot) for garnishing


Combine the ginger paste, garlic paste, chili powder, salt, carom seed, lemon juice, and gram flour. Mix well. Coat the fish cubes with the mixture then set aside for about 30 minutes. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Break an egg into the fish mixture and mix. Put the fingers, a few at a time, into the hot oil and deep fry till almost done.

Drain and put on a paper towel. Deep fry again just before serving till golden and crisp. Drain and place on a paper towel. Sprinkle some chaat masala and lemon wedges. Serve hot with souse or shaded salad.

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