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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.

Fish batter fry - recipe by Foodie's hut
Fish batter fry - recipe by Foodie's hut

Fish Batter Fry

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. Print
Serves: 12 pieces Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • Approx 750 gm of fish fillets sliced. Each slice should be 60-70 gm of a piece. In this recipe, I used Barramundi fish fillets, but one can use Cod or Basa fish too.
  • Vegetable or any unflavoured oil for deep frying

For marinade

  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2-3 green chili paste
  • ¼ tsp - ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2-3 fat pinches of sugar
  • Salt to taste

For batter

  • 1 cup 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
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • ½ cup chilled soda water

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Fill a heavy-duty pan halfway with oil and bring it to temperature over medium heat.
  3. 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.
  4. In a mug or cup crack eggs, add oil and with a help of a fork whisk it.
  5. Add soda water to the beaten egg mix, give a quick whisk.
  6. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix until they are incorporated and form a smooth batter.
  7. 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.
  8. Cook the fries about 3-4 mins or so, until they develop a deep golden brown colour.
  9. Remove from oil, drain them on paper towels and serve them hot with tomato ketchup.

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