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Fried Pomfret With Chinchowni masala

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

Chinchowni is an East Indian masala of red chillies, cumin seeds, garlic and coconut .

Clean and wash pomfret well.

Make slit on both sides of Pomfret, like pockets.

Rub a little salt into each slits.

For the Masala {ChinchowniI}

12 Red kashmiri chillies 1/2 cup desicated coconut or fresh coconut 2 tsp cumin seeds 10 cloves garlic 1 onion sliced small ball of tamarind 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

8 to 10 small pomfrets

Method soak chillies, tamarind, cumin seeds, garlic cloves in hot water for half hour. Heat a pan with oil and stir fry the onions till lightly browned and coconut and stir fry once cool grind all the above to a smooth paste.

Heat up some oil in a pan and cook this masala , add Salt to taste, Allow to cool. stuff this masala into the pomfret and shallow fry. or coat the fish with a mix of semolina and rice flour and shallow fry.

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