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Goan Fish Fry

 Published 2011-Nov-16   Updated 2023-Feb-21

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Fish Fry in Goan Style)

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Goan fish fry is a famous around the Goa region. In this the fish is marinated with spices and coated with rava (semolina) and shallow fried. The rava forms a crispy coating over the tender, juicy and flaky fish inside.

Recipe For Goan Fish Fry


  • Fish (Pomfret or any other fish) - 1 lb
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder - 3 tsp (to taste)
  • Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder (optional) - 2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Rava (Semolina, Sooji) - 3 tbsp
  • Oil - 3-4 tbsp (for shallow frying)


  1. Clean the fish and make a few slits for the spices can get in. You can also cut it into steaks and proceed.
  2. In a small bowl, make a paste of lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, red chilly powder, pepper powder, coriander powder and salt.
  3. Rub the fish with the paste such that it coats the whole fish. Let this marinate for 15-30 minutes.
  4. Take the rava in a plate. Mix little salt and turmeric powder with the rava. You can add some chilly powder too if you like.
  5. Heat little oil in a tava or frying pan.
  6. Take the fish carefully and roll it in the rava mixture. The fish should be coated on all sides with the rava.
  7. Gently place the fish on the hot pan.
  8. Fry for about 4 minutes on one side or till the rava turns golden brown.
  9. Turn the fish carefully and fry the other side too. Drizzle some oil if needed.
  10. The rava forms a crispy layer on the outside. Garnish with lemon wedges and cilantro.

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should there be turmeric in the marinade too?
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it is very useful
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Thank you.
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