Sunday, March 11, 2012

Microwave: Crispy Fish Fry /Deep-Fried Pomfret Fry

fish fry
This is my first microwave recipe and probably the first and BEST EVER CRISPY & CRUNCHY FISH FRY recipe I have ever tried or should I say this is the best alternative to deep fried fish, cooked in just 2 tbsp of oil. Initially I planned just for a Fish Fry recipe, but with some settings changed in the microwave, it turned crispy and crunchy :-) I thought my experiment failed completely this time , but when I tasted the fry, it was so crispy and crunchy ,tasted just like deep fried fish  ,the taste was also awesome :-) In this recipe I have used a whole pomfret a little over 1 lbs.;depending on the size and number of the fish ,the cooking time and power level will change.






Preparation time : 2  hours
Cooking time : 17 to 18 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3




I have used Badshah Fish Masala in this recipe , as I wanted to try this seasoning mix. It is extremely flavorful and compliments the pomfret's delicate flavor. In case of nonavailability, can use garam masala powder instead.

Ingredients :
  • 1.1 lbs. whole pomfret
  • 1 green chili, with very little heat, mostly used for flavors. Can use 1 tsp red chili powder instead if you want more heat.
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1, 1" piece of ginger
  • juice of one and half lemon
  • 1 tbsp Badshah Fish Masala/ 1 tbsp garam masala
  • Salt, as required
  • 2 tbsp oil


microwave fish fry
Directions :
  • Cut and clean the fish thoroughly. Make 2 slits of 1" ,on both the sides of the fish so that the fish gets marinated well.
  • Marinade fish with salt and lemon juice, keep aside.
  • Next, add garlic , ginger and green chili in the mixer and make a smooth paste.
  • In a bowl add this spice mix with 1 tbsp of Badshah fish masala with 1 tbsp of oil, mix well.
  • Apply the marinade on both the sides of the fish, keep marinated for 2 hours.
  • Before frying, add a tbsp of oil  in a microwave safe baking dish, spread well, put the fish inside and cover the dish with wax paper . (TIP : Make sure to maintain at least an inch gap , the wax paper should not touch the fish . Do not seal tight, keep one end free.)
  • Next are the exact steps that I followed. First set the power level to 8 and microwave fish for 6 minutes    .Change the power level to 10 and microwave for another 5 minutes.
  • Turn the fish and microwave for another 7 minutes at power level 10. Let cool for a couple of minutes before serving.
  • A crispy fish fry is ready to be served. You can enjoy the fish fry with rice and any other curry of your choice. 

I got this pic when we were half way through munching on the fish :-):-):-)

crispy fish fry


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60 comments:

  1. Thanks for giving this award..

    Cuisine Delights
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  2. yummy n crunchy fish.....Thanks a ton 4 sharing the award with me and congrats too dear

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  3. Looks so crispy and yummy... Am drooling here...

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  4. mmm its been ages since I ha fish fry! I must try your method some time!

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  5. interesting.sonali.......can u post a recipe without too much of spices in baking section..plzzzzzzz.dear...

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  6. thanx 4 the reply in my space dear..n just want a complete dry version whole fish fry without spices n only with salt in oven ..n plz mention the time which is easy to do 4 me..thank u so much in advance dear....

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  7. This is excellent! Love this recipe. Well done! Have a good week X

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  8. very delicious fry in microwave,dear!!ongrats on your well deserved awards n Thanx a lot for sharing those with me!!

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    Erivum Puliyum

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  9. First of all, congratulations on your award and thanks a bunch for passing it on to me dear. :) Wish you many more! That's a beautifully fried fish and a wonderful time-saving recipe. Keep up the good work, girl!

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  10. That looks very tempting ! Love the easy way for deep frying fish ! Btw , Congrats on that Award !!!!

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  11. A most unusual way to cook a fish. If only I had a microwave!

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  12. This microwave version surely looks very tempting.
    thanks dear for sharing your award with me. Congrats for the award

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  13. Lovely recipe and who would have thought it was cooked in the microwave!!I've never cooked fish like this and am very intrigued!Have to try this :)Thankyou so much for giving me my first "Versatile Blogger" award Sonali!Really appreciate it :)

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  14. This is my preferred method to enjoy fish. Healthy and fabulous! Congrats on your award, thanks for sharing it with me....

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  15. wow, fish in microwave..sounds great..Congrats on ur award :)

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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  16. You always have the best pictures! This looks delicious!!

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  17. congrats on your award...........and for hitting on this amazing recipe for fish!imagine the tastiness of deepfried fish without the guilt of the oil....really good.

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  18. This fish looks amazing! I have this fish masala with me, stacked unattended in my shelves. Shall try out your recipe.

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  19. The fish look so crispy and super tempting Sonali...Slurp!

    Congrats on your awards !

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  20. At my home, we all are fish fry freaks! I normally shallow fry the pomfret but I am soon going to try this healthier option. The fish looks perfectly crisp and delicious.

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  21. I did not know that microwave can be used in such a sophisticated way!

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  22. Very interesting & unique, look so good. Congratulations on your award :)

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  23. Congrats on your award. Awesome recipe...I would not have believed that this is not deep fried...would love to try this recipe...bookmarking it...

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  24. wow..awesome recipe

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  25. Fish fry looks so crispy and yummy I am happy to find this MW recipe which is a healthier alternative to deep fried.

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  26. Nice crispy fish without the oil.. That too this is my hubby's fav fish. Thnx for linking up all these wonderful dishes..

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  27. Thanks for stopping by,Awesome fish recipes..I love fish too ..Will definately try few of them..Also pls do add your blog to my blogroll when you fine time..I am following you too.
    http://followfoodie.blogspot.com/

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  28. I was all prepared to get pomfret because my husband was cooking last friday. But I did not get any.
    Crispy looking fish1

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  29. I love that this recipe uses the microwave and is healthy. This looks delicious!

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  30. lovely fish fry! I wish you were my neighbor!

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  31. I have never microwaved fish..thank you for all the new ideas in this recipe. it look delicious!

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  32. Bought. That Bradshaw masala will try this fry for sure. This looks yummyyyyy

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  33. This fish looks delicious, very tasty!
    Nice pictures as well.
    Hope you are having a great week :)

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  34. it's been years since I have pomfret!! now craving it badly..thanks to you! great dish.

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  35. If only I could get my hands on some fresh pompano! Your recipe looks amazing and the fish masala is a new product to me. Your are eating so healthy, I wish I was there to enjoy. Delicious post!

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  36. i had pompano fry once it was really awesome...pombano is good fish...will try this recipe ...I am droolling here..ur clicks r awesome dear...

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  37. Wow Sonali...this is great blog. Glad I got to see so many fish recipes.
    http://lavanyasrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  38. wow... fish fry looks so delicious... congratulations for your award... thank you so much for sharing it with me..

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  39. I'm so salivating right now dear!!! The fish seems to be calling my name...lol!!! Love it! ;)

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  40. How interesting that this was done in the microwave! I would never have thought it. Thanks for your comment on my blog - am now following you.

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  41. Crispy and crunchy? YUM! I love that this wasn't fried...what a neat idea!

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  42. pics makes me drool...fish fry looksvery yummy.

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  43. pomfret is my fav....i love this recipe

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  44. it looks really good and crunchy! definetly need to try it

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  45. wow lovely blog ..was in search of a site with delicious fish recipes..guess my search is finally over :)
    happy to follow you!!!

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  46. can't stop drooling... :) .. nice snaps

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  49. First time here. I am a fish lover. Microwave crispy fish fry looks inviting..

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