Bhaajille Paaplet is what fried pomfret is called in Konkani language.

It’s quite a simple preparation but still very delicious! In the olden days when ‘RAGDAA & VARVANTAA’ were used for grinding purposes, the masala for frying i.e. red chillies, coriander seeds and turmeric would be ground to a thick paste using very little water. But as this cannot be attained in a mixer grinder, I prefer using spice powders instead.


1 large pomfret (cut into 1cm thick pieces)

1/2 tsp Red chilli powder (to be adjusted)

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

1 tsp Corriander powder

Salt to taste

1 tsp Lemon juice

Rice rawa Or Semolina and rice flour mixed to get a coarse texture

Oil for frying


1. To begin making the Bhaajille paaplet, wash the pomfret thoroughly and clean it. Cut into 1cm thick pieces.

2. Rub in the lemon juice on all pieces.

3. Marinate the pieces with above mentioned spice powders and salt to taste.

4. Heat oil on a thick griddle and coat the pomfret pieces well with the rawaa from all sides.

5. Shallow fry the pieces on both sides till crisp.

6. Serve with Paapletaa aambat and hot steamed rice and Kokum Kadhi by the side.


To make rice rawa, wash raw rice grains in water and drain. Spread on a cloth and dry. When completely dried, grind lightly in a grinder to get a coarse rice rawaa. This is what’s traditionally used by the NKGSBs of Karwar for frying fish or even for making veg phodis!!

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃

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