Stuffed White Pomfret or Bharille Paaplet is a delicacy in the Goan kitchen. My mom always made stuffed mackerels for me as I love them. I can never eat simple rava fried mackerel, but if it is stuffed I just love it. The stuffing is so yummy that you feel like eating it again and again. I have used the same green stuffing for white pomfret and it tasted divine.
White pomfret is a sea fish. It is expensive as compared to black pomfret. In Bangalore this was the first time that I got fresh white pomfret. Every other time hubby unluckily got spoiled white pomfret and we had to discard it due to the bad taste. This time we were lucky. We got fresh and tasty fish. Hubby just goes to More Megastore’s fish section, checks the fish that he wants to buy, opens its gills and only then decided whether to buy that fish or not. Then he directly goes inside the kitchen where they cut the fish and checks how the person at the store cuts it. In this way we can get the fish cleaned and cut right infront of us. And since we are their daily customers, we get VIP treatment at the fish stall there.
Alright coming back to today’s recipe, you can make this stuffed pomfret with the green masala that I have mentioned today or recheado masala mentioned in this post. Serve it with fish curry and steamed white rice. Having sol kadhi or kokum kadhi at the end with some white rice completes a Goan meal.
Enjoy today’s post and do let me know how your stuffed pomfret turns. Try this rava fried black pomfret recipe too.