Lahori Tawa Fish


  • 700 gm hammour fish (fish fillet, without fat)
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 3 eggs
  • Juice of 4-5 lemons
  • 1 Tbsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp black cumin seeds (shahi jeera)
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp red food colouring
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 cups desi ghee (for frying)

For the sauce

  • 100 gm dried apricot
  • 1 Tbsp tamarind paste
  • red chilli powder to taste 1tsp
  • suger 1tsp

How It’s Made:

For the fish: Cut fish fillet into 100 gm pieces, lengthwise. Put salt, ginger-garlic paste on pieces. Leave aside for 10 minutes, then wash and strain excess water. Put chopped ginger and garlic on fish pieces after washing. Mix rice flour and cornflour. Then mix in the eggs. Add all the spices. add lemon juice, red food coloring and mix well. . mix together into a smooth paste. put this paste onto fish pieces and refrigerate for 10 minutes. after that shallow fry on tawa in desi ghee.
For the sauce: Boil dried apricot in double quantity water – 2 cups of water for 5-10 minutes to soften it. When water reduces to half (1 cup), remove from heat and add all the other ingredients. Grind to a fine paste. Add a pinch of salt to the paste and mix. The sauce is ready. Serve with fish.

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