Surmai fish fry

surmai fish fry

Preparation time surmai fish fry-40 minutes
Serving-2 to 3

Ingradients for surmai fish fry:

  • Surmai fish(washed)-250 gm(you may use Rohu, Katla or Salmon etc)
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice-1 tbsp
  • Rice flour-1.5 tbsp
  • Fine semolina(rava/sooji)-3 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-3/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1 tsp
  • Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil-3 tbsp
  • Salt-1 tsp or as per taste



  • Add lemon juice, turmeric powder, salt and fish in a bowl, mix it properly.
  • Mix it in the way that turmeric and salt is applied evenly on each fish slice.
  • Cover it and leave it for 10 minutes.

Masala Preparation:

  • Take a plate, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and salt.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, mix it properly( you may add 1 tsp of water to mix it).
  • Masala paste is ready.

Fish Preparation:

  • Take one fish slice and coat it with prepared masala paste from both sides.
  • Repeat the process to coat the remaining fish slices.
  • Cover the fish and keep it aside for 20 minutes.
  • In a plate, add rice flour and fine semolina, mix it properly.
  • Take one masala coated fish slice and coat it with mixture of rice flour and rava from both sides.
  • Repeat the process to coat all the fish slices.

Frying Process:

  • Heat oil in a pan, once the oil is heated properly, reduce the flame to low.
  • Put all the coated fish slices into the pan and fry it for 5-7 minutes on low-medium flame.
  • Flip it to fry other side, add few drops of oil, if needed, fry it for 5-7 minutes on low-medium flame.
  • Flip it and fry it for one more minute to make it little more crispy, turn off the flame and take it out on the kitchen towel.
  • Super tasty surmai fish fry is ready to serve, serve hot with green chutney, lemon and onion slices.

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