Amritsari machi!I simple drool while I hear the name itself. Amritsari machi is a Punjabi preparation. Amritsari means a place called Amritsar located in Punjab and machi means fish.I can live 365 days on fish.But I sacrifice only on Fridays.This dish is a spicy preparation and the masala is is simple tasty.So as in Punjabi way Balle balle ho jaye which means an expression of joy and cheer .Happy cooking!
Recipe adapted from:Nita mehta
pieces)- 800 gm fish ( preferably boneless, generally sole fish is used but
any fish can be used
gram flour)-2 tbsp plus 6 tbsp
chat masala for sprinkling on top oil for frying
- Rub fish
with 1 tsp salt and 2 tbsp besan.
- Keep aside for 10 minutes.
- Wash well to
remove all smell.
together all the ingredients of the marinade.
- Rub this
marinade on the fish and leave the fish to marinate for 2-3 hours in the
- At the
time of serving, sprinkle 6 tbsp besan on fish and rub it so that the besan
lightly coats the fish.
- Deep fry
to a golden brown color till the fish is cooked and crisp.
chaat masala and serve hot garnished with onion rings, lemon wedges and springs
of coriander leaves or mint.
drops of color( orange red) can be added to the marinade for a tandoori color.
different flavor 1- 1 ½ tsp kasoori methi ( dried fenugreek leaves) can be added
in the marinade.
I used Seer fish (Anjal,Visonu) for this preparation.
You may also shallow fry the fish as per your choice.
Labels: Non veg starters, Seafood