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Learn to make delicious Lahori Fried Fish

Lahori Fried Fish is a popular Pakistani dish that is loved by many seafood enthusiasts all over Pakistan and around the world, wherever Pakistanis are residing. This dish is known for its crispy texture and delicious flavor that will leave you craving for more. If you have always wanted to try making this delicious dish at home, then you are in luck.

In this blog post, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to make Lahori Fried Fish at home. Our recipe is simple, easy to follow, and will give you the perfect crispy texture that this dish is known for.


The first thing you need to do is gather all the necessary ingredients to make delicious Lahori fried fish. You will need fresh fish, such as original Rahu or “Kala Rahu/Rohu Fish”, along with some basic spices like cumin, coriander, red chili powder, and ajwain. Let us look at the quantity required for each below.

  1. Rohu fish                  2kg
  2. Salt                         1 Tbsp
  3. Red chili crushed      1 Tbsp
  4. Red chili powder       1 Tbsp
  5. Crushed coriander    1 Tbsp
  6. Crushed cumin         1 Tbsp
  7. Ajwain                     1 Tsp
  8. Tamarind pulp           2 Tbsp
  9. Lemon juice              2 Tbsp
  10. Garlic paste              1 Tbsp
  11. All spice powder        1/2 Tsp
  12. Oil                            For frying

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For Coating

You will also need gram flour/corn flour to create the perfect batter for the fish. We will use gram flour in this recipe.

  1. Gram flour                1cup
  2. Salt                          1/2 Tsp
  3. Crushed red chili      1 Tsp

Method for making delicious Lahore fried fish

Once you have all the ingredients, you can start preparing the fish. Clean the fish thoroughly and make sure it is free of any scales or bones. Then, cut the fish into small fillets and marinate them in a mixture of spices, including salt, red chili powder, cumin, coriander, and turmeric.

  1. In bowl add all the marination ingredients, mix very well and marinate fish for overnight.
  2. In bowl add all coating/batter ingredients mix with water and make a paste.
  3. Once the batter is ready, dip the marinated fish fillets into the batter, making sure they are coated evenly. Then, deep fry the fish until they are golden brown and crispy.
  4. Finally, serve the Lahori Fried Fish hot, garnished with some fresh coriander and lemon wedges. You can also serve it with some spicy mint (podina) chutney or tamarind (imli) sauce to enhance its flavor.        

Making delicious Lahori Fried Fish at home is easier than you think. With our simple and easy-to-follow recipe guide, you can impress your family and friends with this classic Pakistani dish. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!



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