Marinated Fried Fish

Preparation info
  • Serves

    Four to Six

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Complete Guide to Traditional Jewish Cooking

By Marlena Spieler

Published 2016

  • About

Infused with spices and fried whole to a crisp outside with a succulent interior, this fish is an Indian Jewish favourite. Serve with turmeric-roasted potato chunks.


  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5 cm/2


  1. In a food processor, grind the first five ingredients with salt to a smooth paste. Make several slashes on both sides of the fish and rub them with the paste. Leave to rest for 1 hour. Excess fluid will be released as the salt dissolves, so lightly pat the fish dry with kitchen paper without removing the coating of paste.