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Fried Fish Ajwaini Recipe – Utterly Crispy & Delectable

Serve Fried Fish Ajwaini with Lemon wedges and onion rings

Serve Fried Fish Ajwaini with Lemon wedges and onion rings

Fried Fish Ajwaini or Ajwain fried fish

Also known as Amritsari Fried Fish, Indian fried fish, Amritsari Fish, Fish Fry, Punjabi Fish Pakora

Amritsari Fried Fish Ajwaini or Ajwain fried fish, a marvellous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Ajwain fried fish are just mouth-watering. Tender, boneless pieces of fish marinated with certain spices pan-fried or grilled to perfection.

The inspiration for this version of fried fish ajwaini comes right from Amritsar. Amritsari fish is made with Carom seeds or ajwain batter. Amritsar’s fried fish with ajwain is very famous street food. You can find Amritsari fried fish at every local food stall and in restaurants of Amritsar.

It’s a lightly battered fish with Indian spices, ginger+garlic paste and gram flour (chickpea). In this recipe, I have replaced this flour with crackers as you’ll find out.

About Fried Fish Ajwaini Recipe

Delicious Fried Fish Ajwaini and that too in winters – that time of the year that I call my favourite. It is winters that make me really binge on fish. On this particular day, I was in a mood for something fishy and something tangy. While shopping at newly christened Auchan (pronounced O-Shaan) my mind drifted towards the seer (fish) or surmai as we popularly know it. I was disappointed on its non-availability however I settled for half a kilogram of catfish or Singara as it is called in our local parlance.

I was mentally structuring on the go about what I was going to do driving back home. Since I wanted something tangy, vinegar crossed my mind, since I wanted something spicy, Indian marinade sauntered in and since I wanted something crispy I thought of doing a coating of breadcrumbs and a double fry. Then, I remembered that I had ajwain (carom seeds also known as Bishop’s weed) lying at home which I had not used much lately and featured that into the marinade too.  The end results were absolutely fantastic and scrumptious.

Ajwain fried fish, a marvellous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Ajwain fried fish are just mouth-watering. Tender, boneless pieces of fish marinated with certain spices pan-fried or grilled to perfection. The spicy and pungent flavour infused by Ajwain (Carom Seeds) gives an extra kick to this dish. Serve sizzling hot fish tikka with green chutney as appetizer or side dish.

Also read – Health Benefits of Ajwain or Carom Seeds

Here follows the recipe for “Fried Fish Ajwaini“.

  • Preparation Time: 40 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Gizmos: Thick bottomed pan
  • Serves: 3

Recipe Notes for Making Amritsari Fried Fish Ajwaini

Suggestion for Making Indian Fried Fish or Amritsari Fried Fish
  • Please ensure that the fish is totally dry before marinating, else the breadcrumbs will not coat at all.
  • Ensure you let the marinade seep into the fish from both sides.
  • Turn the fish only when the fish is cooked on one side.
  • Cook on medium flame once the oil is hot.
  • Be patient. One side of the fish will take about 4 minutes to turn golden.

Recipe Card: Fried Fish Ajwaini or Amritsari Fried Fish

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Fried Fish Ajwaini, Amritsari Fried Fish

Delicious Fried Fish Ajwaini and that too in winters – that time of the year that I call my favourite. It is winters that make me really binge on fish. Here is the recipe for Amritsari Fried Fish Ajwaini
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian, Punjabi
Diet Halal
Keyword Ajwain Fried Fish, Amritsari Fried Fish, Fried Fish Ajwaini
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 142kcal
Author Sumit Malhotra

Ingredients

  • 300 gram Singara Fresh fish
  • 60 ml Malt Vinegar
  • 0.5 tablespoon Salt Sprinkle to coat
  • 2.5 tablespoons Ginger Garlic Paste Fresh or packaged
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Carom or Ajwain Dried & roasted
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mango powder or Amchur I used Everest brand
  • 1 piece Fresh Lemon Slices for sprinkling
  • 0.5 teaspoon Salt To taste
  • 4 piece Nestle Nutri Choice Crackers crackers pulsed to crumbs

Instructions

  • Marinate fish in salt and malt vinegar for twenty minutes. Ten minutes to each side.
  • Prepare a second marinade with the rest of the ingredients given above and coat the fish nicely.
  • Refrigerate for another 20 minutes.
  • Remove from refrigerator and let it rest for about 5 minutes
  • Coat with crumbs and partially fry once and Let it rest. You are looking for a light golden colour here.
  • When you are ready to eat double fry the fish and serve immediately with lemon slices, onion rings and homemade coriander-mint chutney.

FINALLY, TO SUM IT UP

Fried Fish Ajwaini

Amritsari Fried Fish Ajwaini or Ajwain fried fish, a marvellous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Ajwain fried fish are just mouth-watering. Tender, boneless pieces of fish marinated with certain spices pan-fried or grilled to perfection.

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