Surmai Fry

Surmai or Kingfish is one of most popular type of fish. It tastes delicious when fried with spices and coated with sooji/semolina. I love to make it for Sunday/Wednesday/Friday lunch.

Very easy to make.

Read Surmai Fry in Marathi

Cooking Time : 45 Minutes

Servings : 5 – 6

Ingredients :

  • 1 surmai fish, cut into thick slices
  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 tsp red chili powder
  • 3 tsp turmeric powder
  • sooji/semolina for coating
  • oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • chopped coriander leaves

Recipe :

  1. Wash surmai slices very clean.
  2. Take a bowl and put the surmai slices. For marination,  add lemon juice, salt, turmeric powder, chili powder. Mix well.
  3. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 15 – 20 minutes.
  4. In another bowl/plate, take rice flour. Add salt, chili powder and mix well. Add less salt to the flour, as the marinated fish already have salt applied.
  5. Now take the fish pieces and coat them with the above rice flour mixture.
  6. Now in another plate, take sooji/semolina. Add a little salt and chili powder.
  7. Coat the floured fish slices one by one with the sooji mixture.
  8. Heat a non-stick pan and add oil to it. Once oil is hot put fish pieces and allow them to cook till golden brown from both the sides.
  9. Serve hot with steamed rice and Fish Curry.

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