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Juicy Fried Fish Recipe

This fried fish is so flavorful, crispy and juicy, your guests will beg you for the recipe. This easy to make restaurant style dish is a keeper and will have you fried fish on a regular basis.
Course Appetizer, Comfort Food, Main Course
Cuisine Food Fusion, Indian, Pakistani
Keyword 30 minutes meals, Dinner, fish, fried fish, fried food, Lunch, Ramadan, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marination 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Bushra Waheed


  • 1 kg mahi mahi fish fillets (rahu machli)
  • 1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice (limo)
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste (lehsan paste)
  • 1 tsp mango powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper crushed
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi powder)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder crushed(zeera powder)
  • 1 tsp carom seeds crushed(ajwain)
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying


  • Wash fish fillets and pat dry.
  • Sprinkle turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice over the fish. Toss the coat evenly.
  • Let it marinate for 2-3 hours.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the plain flour, garlic paste, mango powder, red chili, crushed red chili, carom seeds, cumin powder.Mix well.
  • Pour this paste over the fish fillets Cover and marinate for another 40 minutes.
  • After 40 minutes, heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Deep fry fish for 12-15 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
  • Don't overcook.
  • Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper.
  • Transfer into a serving dish.
  • Garnish with lemon or orange slices.
  • Fried Fish is ready to serve. ENJOY :)