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Naran Style Deep Fried Trout

This is a simple recipe meant to highlight the natural flavors of freshwater trout. It only uses a few ingredients and can be enjoyed with a pot of desi brewed chai on the side.
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 1 1/2 lb whole freshwater trout cleaned and sliced in 4 pieces lengthwise
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • Oil as needed canola, vegetable or sunflower


  • Generously season the fish with salt and red chili powder and set aside to marinade for 15 minutes.
  • In a deep saucepan or wok, heat oil (about 3 inches deep). When hot, carefully place the fish slices in the wok with a slotted spoon and fry each side till it’s golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels or newspaper.
  • Serve with warm naan or chapati and lime or lemon wedges.