Haryali Machli – Green Aromatic Spiced Salmon

Posted: July 23, 2013 in Fish, Kebab
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Fish to taste right must swim three times – in water, in butter and in wine. Fish is usually low in fat and high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 improves mental functions and helps in maintaining a healthy heart by lowering blood pressure. Whenever I cook fish in my kitchen I start swimming in my memories and go back to my childhood days when my Dad insisted us to eat fish due to its nutritional value. We as kids use to hate the smell, tiny & fine bones sticking in the mouth / throat. Usually, in India we use to get fresh water fish with all bones intact. But now I love fish more than anything else and I can take all the pains to cook and eat it. I like my Fish cooked with garlic. In this recipe I have marinated fish with grounded green paste and then pan fried till crisp. This is a very refined, low in calories and extremely palatable dish.


1 bunch
1 bunch
Green Chillies
1 cup/250gms
Juice of Lemon
Olive Oil
1/4 cup
Cumin Seeds
3 teaspoon
Garlic Paste
1 tablespoon
Roasted Gram Flour/Besan
2 teaspoon
Black Pepper Powder
1/2 teaspoon
Ginger Paste
1 tablespoon
Salmon Fish
4 rectangular pieces

Method :-

  • Roughly chop the Cilantro, Mint, Green chillies and put into a mixer jar.
  • Add lemon juice, sufficient water, ginger paste, garlic paste and roasted gram flour and grind to a coarse paste.
  • Cut fish into rectangular pieces and place in a bowl. Add green paste, crushed black peppercorns, salt and mix well.
  • Set aside to marinate for ½ hour.
  • Heat oil in a non stick pan.
  • When oil is hot add fish one by one, cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Flip and cook from the other side for 2 minutes. Transfer onto a serving plate and serve hot.


Note :-

  • You can use any fish of your choice instead of Salmon.
  • You can also cover the fish with rice flour and semolina and then pan fry it.
  • You can even grill the fish. In that case don’t use roasted gram flour.
  • You can increase or decrease the quantity of chillies as per your need.

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