If you have visited Kolkata, then you surely know that the trip remains incomplete without indulging in ‘tele bhaja’. The word ‘tele bhaja’ literally translates to ‘oil (tel) fried (bhaja)’. In Kolkata (in fact, across Bengal), you will find a wide range of tele bhaja – some are vegetarian, and some of course remain non veg. While aloo’r chop (aloo pakora) and dimer devil (egg pakora) are considered the most popular ones, there’s one more dish that never fails to tug at heart strings. And that surely is fish fry. By now we are sure you have heard a lot about fish fry, thanks to the food shows and vlogs available on the internet. It is one iconic Bengali dish that defines the food culture of the region. Prepared with fish fillet (preferably bhetki) dipped in batter and breadcrumbs and fried until it turns golden brown in colour – fish fry defines indulgence. If you still have not tried this popular Bengali dish, then this article is just for you.
We have found an easy recipe that will help you replicate the famous street-style fish fry from Kolkata in your kitchen. Sounds perfect; isn’t it? So, what are you waiting for? Put on your chef’s hat and get your cooking essentials, as we are taking you through the recipe of Kolkata-style fish fry. This recipe has been shared by food vlogger Ananya Banerjee on her YouTube channel (named Ananya Banerjee).
Bengali Fish Fry Recipe: How To Make Kolkata’s Street-Style Fish Fry:
- Marinate the fish fillet with salt, chopped onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, ginger-garlic paste and lime juice. Let it rest for almost 30 minutes.
- Now bread the fish with maida, egg and breadcrumbs one by one. Make sure your hand is dry while coating with breadcrumbs.
- Chill it in refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes to make it firm and then, deep fry until it turns crispy golden brown.
- Serve it hot with kasundi (Bengali mustard sauce). You can also serve green chutney or ketchup by the side.
The recipe looks easy; isn’t it? So, what are you waiting for? Get some fresh fish fillets and make it today.
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