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Pomfret Curry and Fried stuffed Pomfret with Chinchowni masala.

Family Favourite fish Curry rice and fried fish.

Clean and wash pomfret well.

Make slit on both sides of Pomfret, like pockets.

Rub a little salt into each slits.

Fried Pomfret With Chinchowni masala

For the Masala

12 Red kashmiri chilies

1/2 cup desiccated 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


soak chilies, 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.

For the Curry I used the heads

Curry Masala

8 Red kashmiri chilies

2 tbsp coriander seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp pepper corn

1/4 tsp methi /fenugreek seeds

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 cup coconut or desiccated coconut

1 onion sliced

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

grind all the above with a small ball of tamarind

and just enough water


few curry leaves

few triphala / schezwan pepper corn

3 green chilies


Heat up some oil ,add the curry leaves, triphala ,once it starts to splutter add the ground masala and just enough water.

once it comes to a boil add the pomfret heads and 3 green chilies , Salt to taste.

Allow to cook till done.

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