Silver Pomfret Fry

Pampus argenteus/ silver or white pomfret is a species of butterfish that lives in coastal waters off the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. This fish is prized in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region; has subtle flavour and has high Omega 3 and Vitamin content, its flesh is soft and buttery when cooked.

The Recipe:

Quantity of fish – 8

  • Marinate the fish in:

¼ tsp. of turmeric powder,

½ tsp. (or according to preference of taste) of kashmiri chilli powder,

½ tsp. (or according to preference of taste) of garam masala,

Salt – according to preference of flavour,

Mashed pieces of 6 to 8 garlic cloves,

2 tsp. of chilli vinegar (- this vinegar is not pungent in flavour, has a flavourful              pungent aroma)

  • Coat the marinated fish along with the mashed pieces of garlic in rice flour before shallow frying the fish in any mild-flavour vegetable oil,  fry the fish in low heat for about 5 minutes.

Happy Eating 


  1. We love pomfrets. Good recipe.d o you know of a pomfret with yellow skin, I these in h-mart market in the USA. Fried these and they taste similar to the Indian ones. Would like to know the background on these yellow ones.

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