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Bon Appetit! 14 Seafood Dishes you Must Try in India

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Embark on a fishy affair! Thanks to its large multi-ethnic population and large coastline, India is blessed with an abundance of choice when it comes to seafood. HolidayIQ Travellers list the ultimate seafood dishes from Kashmir to Tamil Nadu.

Bon Appetit! 14 Seafood Dishes you Must Try in India:

  1. Vivanta by Taj - Dal View, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  2. Hotel Guru Surbhi, Himachal Pradesh
  3. Holiday Inn, Amritsar (Punjab)
  4. Siana Camps & Safaris, Rajasthan
  5. Best Western Plus Levana, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  6. The Oberoi, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  7. Taj Exotica, Benaulim (Goa)
  8. Hotel Shree krishna, Gujarat
  9. Taj Bengal, Kolkata (West Bengal)
  10. Park Hyatt Hyderabad, Hyderabad (Telangana)
  11. Guwahati Tourist Lodge, Guwahati (Assam)
  12. Chettinadu Mansion, Chettinad (Tamil Nadu)
  13. Goldfinch Hotel, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  14. Hotel Shines, Kerala

1. The Aromatic Gaad Nadur from Kashmir

The Aromatic Gaad Nadur from Kashmir
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This Kashmiri dish rich in color and taste is usually served on special occasions. It is a fish dish cooked with lotus stems (Nadur) or turnips. Viri, a special paste of Kashmir Spices, lends a distinct flavour. Tip: Reheating spoils the taste and aroma of this dish.

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2. Kullu Trout from Himachal Pradesh

Kullu Trout from Himachal Pradesh
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This fish delicacy made with marinated trout shallow fried in mustard oil with spices is a much loved dish of the Kullu region. Cooked in minimal spices, the dish brings out the natural flavours of the delicious trout. 

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3. Amritsari fish fry from Punjab

Amritsari fish fry from Punjab
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This mouth watering fried fish prepared with lot of spices is a popular street food of Amritsar. Fish is coated in a batter of spices(garlic, spices) and deep fried. Sholi Kapoor: “Amritsar is a haven for foodies as it offers some of the most delectable and mouth-watering menus."


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4. Machchi Ke Sooley from Rajasthan

Machchi Ke Sooley from Rajasthan
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 Baked fish anyone? Fish marinated in browned onion and garlic paste and baked to perfection. The baked dish is served with chillies and mango powder. 

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5. Zamin Doz Machhli from Lucknow

Zamin Doz Machhli from Lucknow
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A traditional fish dish straight from the royal kitchens of Awadh. In this old recipe, a whole fish is stuffed with spices, sealed in an earthenware case, buried in the ground and cooked by placing cowdung-cake fire on the ground above. It is a strenuous effort and takes 6-8 hrs.

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6. Bombil Fry from Mumbai

Bombil Fry from Mumbai
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Bombay duck is not a duck but a fish. It is popularly known as Bombil. It is a soft fish and the best place to have it is Gajalee, Mumbai. Viraj Gupte: “Mumbai is known for its food culture and is right place for fisheatarians.”


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7. Pomfret Recheado from Goa

Pomfret Recheado from Goa
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Fish recheado is a Goan dish but the word recheado means stuffed in Portuguese. A Goan speciality – pomfrets marinated in a spicy masala and shallow fried. This dish tastes best with rice or with a salad as a side dish.

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8. A Parsi wedding favourite. Saas ni Machi from Gujarat & Maharashtra

A Parsi wedding favourite. Saas ni Machi from Gujarat & Maharashtra
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This is a spiced dish of fish cooked in a sweet and sour white sauce. The Parsi white curry has two spice: fresh green chili peppers and whole cumin seeds. The egg-sugar-vinegar mixture added to the dish at the end of the cooking process gives a unique taste to it.


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9. Maccher Jhol - A Famous Delicacy From West Bengal

Maccher Jhol - A Famous Delicacy From West Bengal
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Bengali fish curries like the tangra macher jhol are light and flavourful. This is a delicious recipe served as a side dish. Prepared with freshly grounded spices, the gravy is thick and full of flavours. The red chillies bring out a fiery taste in the curry. 


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10. The Rich Hyderabadi Shahi Machhi Korma

The Rich Hyderabadi Shahi Machhi Korma
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This is an authentic recipe from the royal kitchens of Hyderabad. Fish is cooked with exotic spices and nuts in a creamy yoghurt gravy. The dish goes well with naan or jeera rice.

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11. Assamese Favourite Masor Tenga

Assamese Favourite Masor Tenga
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This is the main dish of an authentic Assamese meal. Fillets of Rohu fish are dressed in mustard oil and salt, drenched in a turmeric-based curry. The dish is best enjoyed with rice. Babita Goyal: Fish also plays a major role in the cuisine of Assam.

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12. Chettinad Meen Varuval

Chettinad Meen Varuval
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Chettinad is known for it’s spicy food and this fish dish is no exception. Chettinad Meen Varuval is a fish fry in Chettinad style made with freshly made fish masala powder.


13. A Mangalorean Speciality, Rava Kane Fish

A Mangalorean Speciality, Rava Kane Fish
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Relish the taste of this authentic fish dish all the way from Karnataka. Lady fish marinated in fiery red chilli paste, coated in semolina and fried to a golden glory. Pradeep: “Amazing local food like neer dosa, kori roti, kane fish fry, shell fish etc.”

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14. Kerala Prawn Curry

Kerala Prawn Curry
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Warm up the coldest day with a creamy coconut milk prawn curry. This malabar curry is a blend of fenugreek, black mustard and fennel seeds and kudampuli. Sushma Biswas: “The colorful fishes, turtles, prawns, squids and jellyfishes won't let you get bored.”


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