Recipe: Flavours of Lahori Fried Fish

Mon Dec 25 2023
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ISLAMABAD: Dive into the flavours of Lahore with the Lahori Fried Fish recipe. It is a culinary journey that will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.


For Soaked Fish:

  • Water (as required)
  • 2 tbsp Shan Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 kg Rohu fish

For Lahori fried fish

  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 3 cups gram flour
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 ½ tbsp Red chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp Crushed coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Chaat masala
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Crushed cumin seeds
  • Water (as required)
  • Soaked fish
  • Oil (for frying)


  1. In a bowl, combine water, 2 tbsp of ginger garlic paste, salt, and vinegar. Mix thoroughly. Then add the fish and soak for thirty minutes.
  2. Take the soaked fish in a bowl and coat it well with the flour.
  3. In another bowl, mix gram flour, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, red chilli flakes, crushed coriander seeds, red chilli powder, chaat masala, lemon juice, salt, crushed cumin seeds, and water. Blend the ingredients well.
  4. Add the coated fish to this marinade, ensuring an even coating.
  5. Deep fry the fish until it achieves a golden brown colour and is fully cooked. The delightful Lahori Fried Fish is now ready to be served.
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