Monday, February 13, 2023



Although we are largely vegetarian at home, once in a while we enjoy eating seafood, mainly fish and prawns. In today's dish, I have used black pomfret, which is called Kappu Maanji/Paplet/Halwa. 

Apart from being very tasty, one of the biggest benefits of the pomfret is that it is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and has numerous health benefits. 

Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for dishes made with pomfret, such as:-

Often, I just like to shallow fry the pomfret. Today's recipe is for Rava Pomfret Fry where we apply spices on the pomfret slices and then shallow fry them dipped in a coating of rava/semolina.

This is easy to make and yet the fish tastes amazing!! 


  • Black Pomfret, 3-4  pieces about 250-300 grams
  • Rava/ Semolina, 1/3 cup
  • Lime Juice, 1 tbsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste, 1 and 1/2 tsp 
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli Powder, 2 tsp 
  • Garam Masala, 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, as required to shallow fry
  • Salt, to taste

Wash the pomfret slices thoroughly and drain away the excess water
Apply lime juice to these slices and set aside for a few minutes and then drain away the lime juice

In a bowl, mix together ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala,  and salt 
Apply this mixture evenly to the pomfret slices on both sides and keep aside for about 10 minutes
Take the rava in a plate and dip the pomfret slices one by one in the rava so that they are evenly coated on both sides

Heat a pan with oil and shallow fry the pomfret on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes
Next, drizzle oil on and around it and flip the pomfret to shallow fry the other side
Switch off the gas and transfer the pomfret to a serving plate
Serve the Rava Pomfret Fry with onion rings and lime wedges 

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