Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Goan style - Stuffed Pomfret Fry with Red masala

Goan cuisine reflects the combination of Arabian, Portuguese and native cultures ; being located on the western coast of India, the staple food in Goa is fish and common ingredients used are coconut milk and vinegar. Today I have got Stuffed Pomfret Fry with red masala- Goan style . The red masala used in this recipe is my adapted version of the well known red masala used extensively in non veg Goan cuisines. I love to use this masala in my non veg curry recipes, today I thought of trying something new with fish fry.  

pomfret fry

Preparation time : 15 -20 minutes
Cooing time : 10 minutes
Serves : 3-4

Ingredients :

  • 2 medium sized pomfret
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil , needed for each fish ( can use any oil of your choice)

Ingredients for stuffing ( red masala)
  • 6 tsp Kashmiri chili powder 
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 and1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 3 cloves
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 9 large cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1-inch slice of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 inch piece of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp shredded coconut
  • Salt, to taste

Preparation :

  • Cut the fish near its stomach area and clean the inside portion very thoroughly.  
  • Make slits with a knife on both the sides of the fish , every 1 " interval .Slits are needed for better stuffing the fish.
  • Now prepare the red masala by blending all the ingredients for stuffing , keep aside.
  • Fill this stuffing inside the cavity of the fish and also in every slit on both the sides of the fish.

  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil  in a non stick pan on high , reduce the heat to medium high before sliding in the fish, pan fry the fish for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until it turns a golden brown color on both the sides. Cooking on medium high helps the fish get cooked evenly from  outside and inside both at the same time. 
pomfret fry in red masala

  • Decorate and serve as appetizer or eat with rice and dal or any curry of your choice.

I'm sending this recipe to Food Pallet Series - Brown at Torview Toronto


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  1. looks yummy.... will try this and let u know who it comes...

  2. this looks just amazingly delicious...will definitely try it out :)

  3. Dying to eat something this delicious...and truly authentic..

  4. OMG! thats totally mouthwatering..i love pomfret, never tried frying the whole fish.

    Aaha Oho

  5. Nothing like this one !
    Soooo delicious...

  6. This looks so tempting and delicious. Glad to follow your yummy blog.

  7. fish a favourite I love the way you have stuffed this fish especially because of tamarind and coconut
    delicious and aromatic looking fish Sonali

  8. Never tried Cinnamon flavour wth fishes, well need to try now!

  9. I am so happy to trail back to ur blog, you have an incredible collection here, love seafood to the core:) This pomfret fry luks awesome, very tempting:)

  10. thank you for linking this delicious fish

  11. Hi Sonali,thanks for stopping by in my blog!Being a vegetarian,I don't know much about these recipes.

    From the pictures,I can very well say that you got a lovely collection of fish recipes!

  12. Looks so delicious! Would be great with a plate of hot steamed white rice!

  13. Wow, Whole Blog of Fish Recipes. Nice Collection. I am not a big fan of fish, but These days I have started cooking fish for Kids and hubby, will definitely come here for the recipes.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  14. Great fish recipe, I would have to take of the head and tail, just can't do a whole fish. We eat fish a lot and always on the hunt for new ways to serve it up. Thanks for your post today, and I have been cruising around on your blog, you have a lot of great sounding recipes.

  15. i love love a blog for only fish sounds wonderful..
    love this prep..looks yumm!!!drool!!

  16. Thanks a lot everyone for your valuable comments :-)

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  18. Thanks Vincent for liking my recipes so such. I would surely love to add my blog to

  19. I can't handle a whole fish like that, I will ask my husband if he takes the initiative of making it.


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