Keto Amritsari Fish Pakora

Keto Amritsari Fish Pakora

Amritsari fish pakora is a lightly battered fried fish with Indian spices and it originated from the city it is named after, Amritsar. It is in Punjab in India and typically known for the variety of tandoori dishes and curries. They are also famous for this Amritsari fish pakora and it can be argued it is as popular as tandoori chicken. Typically it is made with freshwater fish but I used catfish. Tilapia or any other mild fish can be used to make this recipe. The traditional recipe uses besan or gram flour. To cut down the carbs from these flours, I replaced it with almond flour to help maintain the crispiness we are used to for this keto amritsari fish pakora recipe. Then I used traditional spices that can be used as they have negligible carbs. If you prefer salmon try my tandoori salmon recipe.

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Amritsari Fish Pakora

Prepare Keto Amritsari Fish Pakora

Marination

In a large bowl add 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp crushed fenugreek leaves, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp carom seeds, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/4 cup yogurt, 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp garlic paste,1 egg, 1 tsp lime juice and 1 tsp salt (adjust to taste). Then add catfish and mix well. Then, add almond flour and mix. It is easier to mix with hand, but can use utensil. Refrigerate for at least an hour before frying.

Deep Fry

Then heat oil to 350°F and deep fry for 4-5 minutes. Then you can garnish the keto amritsari fish pakora with chaat masala.

Notes

Chaat masala can be found at any Indian grocery store and is optional. If a deep fryer is not available, can be deep fried on stove top.

Amritsari Fish Pakora

Amritsari Fish Pakora

A classic Amritsari fish pakora recipe swapping out the chick pea flour with almond flour to make it keto and low carb friendly.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marination: 1 hour
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: almond flour, fish pakora, pakora
Servings: 4
Calories: 172.6kcal
Net Carbs: 2.3g

Equipment

Ingredients

Garnishing

Instructions

Marination

  • In a large bowl add chili powder, crushed fenugreek leaves, coriander powder, carom seeds, turmeric, yogurt, ginger paste, garlic paste, egg, lime juice and salt
    Amritsari Pakora ingredients
  • Add catfish and mix well
    Amritsari pakora marinade
  • Add almond flour and mix. Easier to mix with hand, but can use utensil.
    almond flour
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour
    catfish marinade mix

Deep Fry

  • Heat oil to 350°F
  • Deep fry for 4-5 minutes
    amritsari fish pakora deep fry
  • Garnish with chaat masala

Notes

  • Chaat masala can be found at any Indian grocery store and is optional
  • If a deep fryer is not available, can be deep fried on stove top.

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 172.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.5g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 7.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 108.7mg | Sodium: 664.8mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 331.4IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 54.8mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 2.3g
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