Fish Fry – Bengali Style

Bengali Fish Fry

  This recipe is loosely adapted from Sandeepa’s Bong Mom’s Cookbook. I saw this particular recipe for Bengali fish fry (anglo-bangla fry) in Deepa’s blog “Cookery Indexer”. She had tried it from Sandeepa’s “Bong Mom’s Cookbook”. Their pictures tempted me to try it that day itself! In this recipe, fish  fillets are marinated with some spices and then dipped in beaten eggs, bread crumbs and then fried in oil. I have not followed the recipe exactly and have adapted it to suit my taste preferences. Click here for the original recipe. This is a crunchy, extremely tasty appetizer / snack and kids/ adults alike are going to love it!! Try it, friends!!

Ingredients

1. Tilapia – 2 fillets or around 350 gm (You can use any fish fillets such as king fish, cod, salmon etc)

2. Pearl onions – 4 – 5

   Garlic – 3 medium cloves

   Green chilly – 1, small

  Ginger – 2 inch

   Fennels – 1/2 tsp

   Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

   Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

   Pepper powder – 1 tsp

   Lemon juice – 2 tsp

   Salt – To taste

3. Bread Crumbs –  1/2 – 3/4 cup

   Salt – 2 pinches

   Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

4. Egg – 1, beaten with a pinch of pepper powder and salt

5. Oil – To deep / shallow fry

Method

1. Crush the ingredients numbered 2, in a mixer, to a coarse mixture. 

2. Wash and clean the tilapia fillets. Cut each fillet into half (You can cut it into 3 – 4 pieces if you want). Make a few gashes on both sides of the fish so that the marinade can penetrate inside. Marinate them with the crushed mixture mentioned in step 2, overnight or at least for about 1 hr, in a refrigerator.

2. Mix the bread crumbs with pepper powder and salt in a plate.

3. In a shallow bowl, beat the egg with a pinch of pepper powder and salt.

4. Coat each side of the marinated fish pieces with bread crumbs, then dip both sides in the beaten egg and then coat again with bread crumbs. Keep aside. Repeat the same with all the fish pieces. Heat oil in a frying pan at medium heat.  Deep / shallow fry the pieces in oil until both sides are browned. Drain on to a paper towel. Serve immediately with ketchup or thinly sliced onions and lemon wedges. Enjoy!!

 

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Fish Fry - Bengali Style

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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