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%Tawa Rupchand fish fry recipe debjanir rannaghar

Tawa Rupchand Fish Fry | Masala Fish Fry with Rupchanda Mach

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Making Tawa Rupchand Fish Fry is simple yet the end result is an incredibly delicious dish that is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.


Units Scale
  • 250g Rupchand Fish (round-cut)

For 1st Marination

  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp. Tandoori Masala
  • 1 Tbsp. Onion Juice (from 1 Onion)
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic Juice (from 2 Tbsp Garlic Paste)
  • 1 Tbsp. Ginger Juice (from 2 Tbsp Ginger Paste)

For 2nd Marination

  • 100g Sooji/ Semolina
  • 1 Tsp. Salt

To fry Pan-fried fish

  • 4 Tbsp. Mustard Oil

To serve Masala Tawa fish fry

  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 4 Tbsp. Marinade from Marination 1. (check notes)
  • The remaining oil in the pan used for pan-frying (check notes)


  1. There will be around 6 pieces in 250g fish.
  2. Wash and dry Rupchand fish.

1st Marination

  1. Marinate the Rupchand fish with spices as mentioned in the next step for 15 minutes before frying those.
  2. Marinate Rupchanda Mach with 1 Tsp. Salt, 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder, 1 Tsp. Red Chilli Powder, and also 1 Tsp. Tandoori Masala.
  3. Add 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice,  1 Tbsp. Onion Juice, 1 Tbsp. Garlic Juice and 1 Tbsp. Ginger Juice as well to the marination. (check notes)
  4. Coat the fish properly with spices.

2nd Marination

  1. Take 100g Semolina (Sooji) on a plate.
  2. Smear the Sooji and add 1 Tsp. Salt and mix.
  3. Now coat marinated fish with Rava aka Sooji.
  4. Following the same process coat all the Roopchand fish chunks with Semolina.
  5. Once done, keep the fish in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  6. There will be some marinade left in the bowl where the fish were kept. Keep that marinade.

To make Tawa fish fry

  1. Heat 2 Tbsp. Mustard Oil in a Tawa/ Pan on high flame.
  2. Now shallow fry the coated fish on medium flame.
  3. Depending on the diameter of the pan you can fry 2-3 fish at a time.
  4. Fry each side for 2 minutes.
  5. After 4 minutes, keep flipping to see whether the Rava turned light brown or not.
  6. Keep the flame medium all through.
  7. It may take another 1-2 minutes.
  8. Once done, strain from the pan.
  9. Following the same process fry the remaining fish.
  10. The remaining oil in the pan will be used in making the topping as mentioend in below steps.

To make a topping and to serve Tawa fish fry.

  1. Quickly chop 1 Onion and 2 Green Chillies.
  2. Use the remaining oil in the pan to fry the onion and green chilies as well on high flame.
  3. Fry for 1 minute on high flame.
  4. Add the remaining marinade.
  5. Fry for 2 minutes to make a spicy topping.
  6. Top the Tawa-fried Rupchanda Fish with the spicy Onion fry.
  7. Serve the Rupchand Fish Fry as a starter!

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  • Grate 1 Onion to extract the juice. Similarly extract juice from 2 Tbsp. each Ginger paste and garlic paste to have 1 Tbsp. each of Ginger juice and garlic juice.
  • Mustard Oil works best for this recipe however, you can replace it with other vegetable oil or olive oil.
  • For a more delicious yet high-calorie version use Ghee or Butter as a cooking medium.
  • I prefer to use a non-stick pan for Tawa Fish Fry.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Fish, Snack
  • Method: Pan-frying
  • Cuisine: Bengali


  • Serving Size: 75g
  • Calories: 233
  • Sugar: 2.6g
  • Sodium: 1449mg
  • Fat: 5.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.3g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 19.5g
  • Cholesterol: 27mg
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