Konkani Style Surmai /Kingfish Fry

Konkani Style Surmai /Kingfish Fry

Fried Kingfish or Surmai is a popular Konkani recipe. This fish is available in huge quantity and good quality in Konkan belt. It has very good taste and texture. This fish is used for curry also.


King fish- 3 big sized pieces

Salt- to taste

Turmeric powder- ½ tsp

Asafetida (hing)- ¼ tsp (optional)

Garlic paste- 2 tsp (approx 8 to 12 cloves)

Kokum paste or Kokum extract (Aagal) or Tamarind pulp- 2 tsp (Kokum gives an authentic Konkani taste.)

Homemade masala or Malwani masala or Sunday masala- 3 to 4 tsp

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