Amritsari Fish Fry

Amritsari Fish Fry

You are in Amritsar and in the love of non-vegetarian Amritsari Fish is a must to try. May this be Fish fry or Tawa Fry or Tandoori Fish for a wonderful starter or evening?

The Amritsari fish is deep fried in mustard oil and marinated with masalas. This dish is served with green chutney, onions, and radish. Amritsari Fish is a very popular dish and is available on the streets of Amritsar. Here is the recipe of how to make Amritsari Fish fry.


Fish 250 gm.
Red Chilli Powder 1/4  tsp
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Ajwain 1/3  tsp
Kasuri Methi 1/2  tsp
Amchur 1-2 pinch
Turmeric 1 pinch
Salt To taste
Besan 2 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Lemon Juice 1 tsp
Mustard Oil 2-3 tbsp
Chaat Masala 1/2  tsp


  • Marinate the fish for 15 minutes in a bowl with all the spices, lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste, and salt.
  • For better taste, Amritsari fish is marinated at least two times.
  • Marinate the fish with Red Chilli Powder, Garam Masala, Ajwain, Kasuri Methi, Amchur Powder, Turmeric, Ginger Garlic Paste, Lemon juice.
  • and to leave for rest for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Dust the fish pieces in rice flour and dust the extra and get the fish half fry.
  • Again on high flame refry the fish pieces ensuring it becomes crispy from outside or golden fried.
  • Amritsari Fish fry is ready to serve just sprinkle some chat masala.

For making a tasty Amritsari fish, use only soft fish without bones and marinate it two times. Deep fry the fish twice for a soft texture from inside and crispy from outside. You can eat this fish with Roomali roti as well.

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