Instant Pot Fried Pomfret

Pomfret has always been great in taste, whether you grill it, bake it or fry it. It is a great treat to your family members if you cook it on weekends.

Instant Pot Fried Pomfret

A delicious, quick and easy to make pomfret recipe that is loaded with Indian flavors. The fish is crispy on the outside but tender from inside. The touch of lemon juice adds a zing to the flavors.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Fried Pomfret, semolina
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Servings: 3
Author: Corrie


  • 1 pomfret
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup semolina
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala


  • Take a blender, add ginger, lemon juice, garlic and spices in it.
  • Blend till the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Marinate the fish with this mixture and set it aside for 20 minutes.
  • Coat the fish in semolina on both sides.
  • Turn on the instant pot and select sauté.
  • Add oil and pomfret in it and sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot.
  • Set instant pot to Manual at high pressure and cook for 4 minutes. Release the pressure naturally through steam vent.
  • Dish out and serve.


Calories: 147kcal Carbohydrates: 13g Protein: 2g Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Sodium: 400mg Potassium: 91mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 198IU Vitamin C: 2mg Calcium: 14mg Iron: 1mg
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1 thought on “Instant Pot Fried Pomfret

  1. I received an Instant Pot for a gift & wanted to learn lots of cooking tips on using it.. Tonight it’s fried Gar Fish yet to see the out come.

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