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Spicy Malai Fish Curry

Spicy Malai Pomfret

Shristi Patni
These Red Pomfret Recipes are easy to make and full of flavour. 
5 from 5 votes
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6


  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp Kewra essence
  • 4 green chillies slit lengthwise
  • Ghee and oil
  • Sugar and salt to taste
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 4 cloves
  • 1" cinnamon stick
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 2 tbsp melon seeds paste
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds paste
  • 6 pomfret fish washed and cleaned
  • 2 tsp chilli vinegar
  • 200 g yoghurt
  • Paste of 3 onions
  • 2 tsp garlic paste


  • Marinate the fish in pepper powder, salt and vinegar and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and temper with bay leaves, red chillies and garam masala. Add garlic and onion paste and saute on low heat for a few minutes.
  • Add melon and poppy seeds paste, sugar and salt and saute until the oil begins to separate. Toss in the fish, cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes.
  • Uncover, fish the flip and add chillies. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes. 
  • Once the gravy is reduced, add Kewra essence and serve garnished with green chillies and onion rings. 
Keyword Pomfret Recipes, Red Pomfret Recipes, Spicy Malai Pomfret