Fish Amritsari


Marinated fish cooked on skewer over charcoal.

The fish is marinated in a garlic-ginger laced, turmeric hued tangy masala and then lightly coated in a mix of rice and besan (gram) flours before deep fried until golden and crispy.

You can pan fry the fish as well if you don’t want to deep fry.

Similar to authentic punjabi or north indian recipes, spices & herbs like ajwain, chaat masala and kasuri methi in the marinade set its taste apart from other regional fried fish preparations.

The taste lies in the marinade. Don’t skimp on spices. The marinade is fragrant, bold and hot perfectly contrasting the taste of white fish.


Amritsari Fish Pakora (Indian style #Glutenfree fish fritters) A lightly battered fish fry in Indian spices, ginger+garlic paste and gram flour (chickpea) . It’s crunchy and light to eat. Works great as an appetizer. This Amritsari Fish Pakora recipe doesn’t need beer for marination.

Amritsari fish is an absolute favorite fish recipe from the city of ‘Amritsar’ in Punjab which comes in the Northern part of India.

It’s so famous in Punjab, that it can be found in any of the local street food stall or the best of the hotels. Its popularity is similar to Tandoori Chicken.

By now, you must have guessed that since the dish originated from that city, hence it’s named ‘Amritsari‘ which literally means from Amritsar.


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