Saturday, 9 February 2013

Amritsari Machchi (Fish Fry )

Hello All,
Starters are the most favorite of all meals for me. I keep experimenting new starters either VEG or NON-VEGThis time I tried something in sea-food. 

Amritsari Machchi is a popular starter of North India, mainly cooked during Winters. Its a deep fried starter to be served as cocktail snacks. Fish cooked in gram-flour along with the flavour of ajwain, gives it a special aroma ..... 
If you are a fish lover then do try this recipe at home, its very easy and quick to make.


  • 500 gm fish ( I choose Salmon fish, it has only one bone )
  • 1/2 cup vinegar or lemon juice 
  • 1/4 tsp deggi mirch powder or any other red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp gram-flour
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp ajwain (carom seeds)
  • Salt ( little as we used it earlier too )
  • A pinch of red colour
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Oil for frying
  • Chaat masala 


  • Wash, clean and cut fish pieces into 1" cubes. ( I already got them cut from the shop )
  • Keep them aside for 10-15 mins. Pat dry them.
  • Mix vinegar, red chilly powder and salt in a bowl, marinate fish pieces in it.

  • Keep it aside for 1 hr.
  • Now mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl, except chaat masala and oil. ( Add water if required, I used the vinegar mixture only to make the batter thin ) 

  • Apply this mixture on marinated fish and keep it aside for 1-2 hrs.
  • Now heat oil in a kadhai.
  • Add fish pieces one by one in the oil.

  • Fry the pieces in the oil till they become golden brown in colour. ( turn the fish pieces gently as they are very soft to handle )
  • Once done remove the pieces on an absorbent paper.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala on top and serve them with green chutney , onion rings and lemon wedges.
  • Enjoy .............



Divya A said...

Wow looks super crispy and delicious Shruts.. :)

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Divs !!!

Unknown said...

This looks yum shruti! lovely color too

My World My Home said...

Perfectly cooked...looks crispy & yummy..:-)

Swathi said...

Tempting crispy fish fry Shruti.

Asiya Omar said...

Wow! mouth watering..nice clicks.

Raksha said...

this really looks yummy

Raksha said...

this really looks yummy

Rafeeda AR said...

the fish looks very crispy and yummy... happy to follow u!!

Unknown said...

I love fried fish....this looks so juicy....

Jannet Loves to Experiment said...

Love it Shruti. Amrtsari fish recipes are just good.

Unknown said...

i make it often dear.. my family loves it..

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