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Fish pakora / Fish fritters

Rashmi Krishna
0 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Fish pakora / Fish fritters RECIPE

In a family of non vegitarians this is a well loved snack by evryone. We prefer 'Saur', the 3 flower fresh water fish as it has less smell and almost no bones.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Dinner Party
  • West Bengal
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • Low Carbs

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Fish fillets - 500 gms
  2. ginger garlic paste- 3 to 4 tbsp
  3. coriander powder- 1 tsp
  4. turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  5. carom seeds (ajwain)- 1 tsp
  6. cumin powder- 1 -2 tsp
  7. 1 tsp red chilli powder ( for colour but can be avoided)
  8. Juice of 1 lemon
  9. Gram flour - 1 1/2 - 2 cups
  10. salt to taste
  11. oil to deep fry
  12. Little cabbage and bellpeppers to garnish


  1. Make sure the fish fillets are washed and cleaned. If the pieces are too large cut to make them bite sized. Pat dry and keep aside.
  2. In a large bowl add ginger and garlic pastes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powders, red chilli powder, salt and juice of 1 lemon. Add the besan and mix well to make a thick batter.
  3. Add the fish fillets to this batter and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Heat oil in a kadhai, make sure you add sufficient oil to deep fry the fillets.
  5. Slowly glide the well coated fish in the hot oil and fry till its nice and golden.
  6. Make sure you add only 2 to 3 fillets to the hot oil to fry so as to prevent any over crowding.

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Dhananjay Mishra
Dhananjay Mishra   Dec-01-2017

Rekha Unni
Rekha Unni   Jul-04-2017

Which fish is good for this?

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