Rohu Fish Fry – A Unique Flavour And Truly Delicious When Fried This Way

Rohu is a large, silver-colored freshwater fish. It is part of the carp family and found in the rivers of South Asia. Rohu is abundantly used in fish dishes in India and Pakistan. This fish is commonly prepared fried or stewed. Eating Rohu fish is considered as beneficial for health as eating other fishes such as mackerel, salmon or tuna. Rohu is low in fat and rich in vitamin C, protein, iron, zinc, iodine, potassium, calcium, selenium, and omega 3 fatty acids. It is also believed to be helpful in fighting cancer for it is rich in antioxidants.

In this recipe, Rohu fish steaks are marinated in a mix of seasonings and spices. The fish steaks are simply shallow-fried until golden brown. There is no need to make a separate sauce for this dish as the marinade makes the fish steaks really delicious. These fish steaks are best served with sautéed or curried vegetables or hot steaming rice.


• 6 pieces of Rohu fish steaks
• 3 tbsp mustard seed oil

Masala Paste:

• 75 grams of Bengal gram flour
• 3 tbsp red chili powder
• ½ tsp cumin powder
• ½ tsp coriander powder
• ½ tsp turmeric powder
• 3 tbsp vinegar
• 1 tsp salt
• 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
• ½ cup of water


This recipe takes about 45 minutes to make. Serves 6.

In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the masala paste: Bengal gram flour, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, vinegar, salt, ginger-garlic paste, and water until the mixture forms a smooth paste.
Evenly coat both sides of each fish steak with the masala paste.
Set aside for a few minutes.
Pour oil into a frying pan and fry marinated fish steaks over medium heat for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
Transfer to a plate and serve.

Ideas And Tips:

• If Ruho fish is not available in your area, you may use any white fish fillet or steak.

Rohu Fish Fry - A Unique Flavour And Truly Delicious When Fried This Way
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