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Pan Fried Haddock With A Light Gram Flour Crust

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This is pan fried haddock at it’s best!

pan fried haddock done Indian style

Pan fried haddock with bombay potatoes

I am very lucky to have received some wonderful fish fillets from John at Delish Fish this month. I have really enjoyed having the opportunity to cook a lot more fish than I normally do. My family has really appreciated all the new recipes.

I wasn’t really sure what to do with the fresh haddock fillets I was sent. I have cooked haddock on many occasions but usually more traditional or Mediterranean recipes. I wanted a more Indian flavour so I opened up my larder cupboard of ingredients and got to work.

Fresh wild haddock has such an amazing flavour, I didn’t want to cover it up. I wanted subtle flavours that complimented the fish not over powered it.

I chose only seven additional ingredients and then served the fish with a side of spicy Bombay potatoes, garlic confit and a green salad. Talk about amazing!

Serves 4


4 x 150g haddock fillets
2 cups gram (chickpea) flour
2 eggs beaten
1 cup corn flour
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon chilli powder
Limes for serving

2 cups corn oil
Salt and pepper – optional and to taste


It’s smart to line up all your ingredients in an assembly line when frying fish like this.

Mix the gram flour, corn flour, cumin powder and chilli powder and then place it all on a large plate.

On another deep plate, pour the beaten eggs.


What a hit! My daughter actually likes this pan fried haddock recipe better than fish and chips.


Heat the oil until hot enough to brown a bread crumb in about 25 seconds.

Take one of the haddock fillets and dip it in the eggs and then dust it with the flour mixture and slide it very slowly into the oil.

Fry until golden brown turning once. Use a large spatula to turn the fish so that it doesn’t fall about.

When cooked through, transfer to a paper towel and keep warm while you cook the other fish fillets.

Serve with the limes and salt and pepper if you want.

The recipe for the garlic confit you see on top of the fish in the picture can be found here. I recommend giving it a try.

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The pan fried haddock I used in this recipe and pictures was supplied to me free of charge by Delish Fish.

Anita Menon

Saturday 5th of May 2012

That is a great recipe. The gram flour must have lent a nutty flavour to the fish. I can easily imagine how tasty it must be and its no surprise your daughter loved it.

Dan Toombs

Wednesday 23rd of May 2012

Thank you Anita and sorry for the late response. I missed your comment somehow.

I just made this recipe again yesterday with some smoked gram flour. It was even better. I hope you get a chance to try it. :-)


Friday 27th of April 2012

Hi, we are following you on twitter and just wanted to say what a great site you have .. some of your fish recipes are fantastic. We have posted your link on our facebook site to share your site, are you ok if we print some out for our customers ?? Thanks, Angela.

Dan Toombs

Friday 27th of April 2012

Hi Angela

Thank you very much for that. I'm really glad you like my recipes. I'm also very happy for you to print my recipes out and spread the word to your customers. Thanks. Dan

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