• Nupur Bhattacharya

Fish fry/ How to make Kolkata style fish fry/ Bengali fish fry recipe/Apanjan style fish fry

Updated: Jan 10


One of the most addictive street foods in Kolkata is fish fry! If you have tasted it before you will surely agree! Follow my recipe and recreate that awesomeness in your kitchen 😊

Ingredients

Fish...5 filets of cod (~4 inch long and ~1 cm thick)

You can use any white flaky fish

Onion...1 small (chopped)

Garlic cloves...4-5

Ginger...2 inch piece (chopped)

Green chillies...4-5 (chopped)

Coriander leaves...1 cup

Mint leaves...1 cup

Lime...1/2 or 1 small

Powdered black pepper...1.5 tsp.

Bread crumbs...2 cups

All purpose flour...1 cup

Garam masala powder...1/2 tsp.

Eggs...2-3

Amchur (Dry mango powder)...1 tsp.

Chaat masala...1 tsp.

Salt...to taste


Method
  • This preparation is most commonly done with Bhetki fish but you can use any white flaky fish like catfish, tilapia, cod etc

  • I used 5 filets of cod (~4 cm long and ~1cm thick)

  • Start by pressing lime juice in the filets followed by sprinkling salt and pepper

  • Grind the following to a fine paste: Onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies, coriander leaves and mint leaves

  • Apply the paste on the filets, cover it and let it marinate in the refrigerator for atleast 30 min

Breading the fish

  • To 1 cup of all purpose flour add garam masala, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp. of powdered black pepper. Mix evenly

  • In another flat bowl, beat 2-3 eggs with 1/2 tsp. of salt and keep it aside

  • Coat the filets with the all purpose flour

  • Double dip the filets in the egg wash and bread crumbs (refer to my video to see how to achieve this in a mess-free manner)

  • Refrigerate the filets for 10 min

  • Deep fry the filets in oil until golden brown and crisp

  • Finish by sprinkling chaat masala and Amchur powder

Done!

This is most commonly eaten with mustard sauce or you can use ketchup if you prefer.


Let me know if you enjoyed this recipe!


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