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Fish batter fry

by Shyamali Sinha

Kolkata style Fish Batter fry is one of favourite starter in the Menu for a Bengali functions! As Indian cooking influenced by many other cuisines and British food has a huge influence in Calcutta cuisine. This recipe is a Bengali version of British Fish and Chips.

Bengali Fish Batter Fry

Author: Shyamali Sinha
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Bengali
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings : 12 pieces
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Kolkata style Fish Batter fry is one of favourite starter in the Menu for a Bengali function! This recipe is a Bengali version of British Fish and Chips.


  • 750 gm Fish - We need fish fillet slices. Each slice should be 60-70 gm of a piece. In this recipeI used Barramundi fish fillets, but one can use Cod or Basa fish too.
  • Vegetable oil - or any unflavoured oil for deep frying

For marinade

  • 1 tbsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 2-3 Green Chili paste
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2-3 fat pinches of Sugar
  • Salt - to taste

For batter

  • 1 cup Plain Flour
  • 1/2 cup Corn Flour
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil - or melted butter
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • Salt - to taste
  • Sugar - to taste
  • ½ cup Soda water - chilled


  • In a mixing bowl add all ingredients for marinade and fish fillets, mix everything well, transfer it to a plate and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Fill a heavy-duty pan halfway with oil and bring it to temperature over medium heat.
  • Then, into the same mixing bowl combine flour, cornflour, baking soda, powder, pepper, salt and sugar, with a help of a spoon or fork give a whisk to mix everything.
  • In a mug or cup crack eggs, add oil and with a help of a fork whisk it.
  • Add soda water to the beaten egg mix, give a quick whisk.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix until they are incorporated and form a smooth batter.
  • Take one piece of fish fillet, add to your batter and drop it into the hot oil, y fry 2-3 at a time to avoid overcrowding.
  • Cook the fries about 3-4 mins or so, until they develop a deep golden brown colour.
  • Remove from oil, drain them on paper towels and serve them hot with tomato ketchup.

Recipe Video

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Sandeep Thite 01/10/2020 - 4:36 AM

5 stars
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