An unusual looking fish, thin and round-shaped with black or silver skin. They are often found in the Indian Ocean, and are usually available around 500g. Pomfret is one of the most prized fish in Indian cuisine, and fillets are often scored and coated in strong curry pastes using flavours such as coriander and cumin seeds, tamarind, turmeric, cinnamon and chilli before frying, baking or steaming.