How to make Sayyadiah - Pomfrets marinated in a spicy mixture of cumin, peppercorns, garlic and lemon rind, grilled and served on a bed of flavoured rice.

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Main Ingredients : Pomfret (पापलेट), Rice (long grain) (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Seafood

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For more recipes related to Sayyadiah checkout Fish Ambat, Saas Ni Machhi, Pomfret Mappas, Chilli Garlic Dragon Fish . You can also find more Main Course Seafood recipes like Greek Style Squid, Green Masala Steamed Fish, Rohu fish in white gravy, Crab Curry.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Sayyadiah Recipe

  • Pomfret 250 grams each 4

  • Rice (long grain) soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Olive oil 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Cumin seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Black peppercorns 6-8

  • Garlic crushed 5-6 cloves

  • Lemon rind grated 1 teaspoon

  • Sea salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 4 teaspoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • Fresh parsley chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon cut into twists 2


Step 1

Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and sauté.

Step 2

In another pan dry roast cumin seeds, peppercorns and crushed garlic cloves.

Step 3

Put the spices in a mortar, add grated lemon rind, sea salt and pound with a pestle. Add half a tablespoon of olive oil and crush again.

Step 4

Drain and add rice to the chopped onions and mix. Add sea salt, three cups water and bring to a boil. Cover and let it cook.

Step 5

Clean the fish and make slits on both the sides. Apply the crushed spices on both sides and sprinkle lemon juice. Let it marinate for about thirty minutes.

Step 6

Take refined flour in a plate and roll the fish in it. Heat olive oil in a grill pan and place the fish on it. Dribble some olive oil on top. Cook, turning sides so that both the sides are evenly done.

Step 7

To serve place the rice on a plate, sprinkle some parsley over it. Place the fish on top and serve garnished with lemon twists.