How to make Parsi Fried Fish - Simple crisp fried fish enlivened with lemon juice.

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Main Ingredients : Fish (मछली), Lemon Juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Parsi Fried Fish

Originally, the Parsis were meat eaters, who prepared a lot of rich and heavy dishes. However, over the years they blended their culinary skills with those of the regional people thus giving rise to a blend of Persian and Indian cuisine. Today Parsi food is a delicious blend of western influences, a Gujarat love for sweet and sour mixtures and the Persian genius for combining meat with dried fruits such as apricots. After coming to Gujarat, they adopted a lot of Gujarati food and became pulse and cereal eaters. As they shifted towards Maharashtra, they adapted the Maharashtrian dishes.
Parsis prefer non-vegetarian dishes mainly consisting of fish, meat and chicken though they also have a large repertoire of vegetarian preparations.

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Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Parsi Fried Fish Recipe

  • Fish 2

  • Lemon Juice

  • Lemon cut into wedges 3

  • Oil to shallow fry

  • For marinade

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Apply red chilli powder, turmeric powder, lemon juice and salt to the fillets and leave to marinate for half an hour in the refrigerator. Heat sufficient oil in a pan on moderate heat.

Step 2

Shallow-fry the fish till cooked on both sides. Drain onto an absorbent paper. Serve hot, garnished with lemon wedges and green chutney.