Fish Fry

Fried Fish


When whispering rainy days spill beauty like crystal confetti, rural people of beautiful Bangladesh dance tippy-toes between raindrops. To catch fish from seven hundred shimmering, sparkling, rigorous rivers. To pan-fry glistening, freshly caught fish; tender, gently spiced, gorgeously rich timeless taste.

They worship a happy dish like fried fish in their cold, blue, lonely, chilly days. Their damsels make this deliriously euphoric soul-food while dancing barefoot in the moonlit nights.



Your choice of fish fillets/cutlets: 4 pieces. I used a small size whole Pomfret.

Fresh or dried herbs: a handful. I used Cilantro & Parsley

Salt + crushed Pepper to taste

Lemon juice. 1 tbsp

Red chili flakes. 1 pinch (optional)

Vegetable/soybean oil for frying



Make the pieces of the fish individual serving size. Wash gently and pat dry.

Marinate fish with all the ingredients for 15 minutes.

Fry each side on medium high heat for 4 minutes until they look golden brown.

Serve with steamed rice or as is with fresh garden salad.


Salmon and frying ingredients

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Β Rural Bengalis wear color, beauty and happiness: smooth black skin, Ruby Red Hibiscus tucked in the hair. Saffron shirts. Peacock Blue sarees. White hearts. They do not spend their income on war and guns. Only harvesting, hunting and survival tactics they practice which they inherited from their ancestors. They labor hard for peace and happy dishes. They are beautiful, mythical; straight out of a novel.

21 Comments on “Fish Fry

    • Hello again, dear Oli. Glad to have you come by and happy to know that you considered it “The perfect summer dish” πŸ™‚ Thanks a bunch. Hope all is well at your end.

  1. Fish, simply prepared like this, is one of the best dishes going. This looks superb! Super recipe, great writing, wonderful pictures. Thanks!

    • A BIG ‘Thanks’ to you for your lovely, positive comment. You make my blogging worthwhile with your gracious presence here on my blog πŸ™‚

  2. You just reflected the beauty of a morning in Bangladesh by those first few words and the rest of the talking is done by the photograph. I know how beautiful and fulfilling to recreate the smells of your soil on foreign soil. You have PM me about the verandah. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, sweetheart, for those soft-soothing-beautiful words ❀ We do miss the smell of our homeland's soil, don't we? – Lovely to receive your comment. Take care. Hugs.

  3. Wonderful pictures and tasty dish! Your delightfully poetic words made me smile and wish I were in Bangladesh watching the fishermen work!



    • Thank you, darl πŸ™‚ Do visit Bangladesh…you won’t regret. The greenery will dazzle your eyes and the raindrops of monsoon will sooth your soul πŸ™‚

  4. Nusrat, your description of this peaceful frame of mind and celebratory spirit made my heart happy. We should all aspire to such simplicity, and savor each morsel and moment. xo

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