Bhetki Fish fry is a typical Bengali fish fry dish. The invention of this dish goes back to the British era when Kolkata was the capital of the country. A lot of meals were expected to match European cuisine. As the Indian chefs started experimenting, Bhetki Fish fry was introduced. This is a snack made from Bhetki or Barramundi fish which is marinated in spices and then coated with breadcrumbs and egg before being fried. Today this fish is served with the Bengali Kasundi or mustard sauce. Check out the recipe below.
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Make Bengali Style Bhekti Fish fry with this Recipe
Take the fish fillets, marinate them in the salt and lime juice mix for 20 minutes. Then make the second marinade. Take a blender and add coriander leaves, chilli sauce, green chillies, and garlic cloves. Blend them into a fine paste. Then add this paste to the bowl and coat the fish fillets. Marinate the fish for another hour.
Add the breadcrumbs in a plate. In a bowl break the eggs and give them a whisk. Take the fish fillet and dip it into the egg bowl. Then coat it with breadcrumbs. Then again, dip it in the egg bowl and coat with breadcrumbs. Each fish piece should be coated twice.
Take a deep frying pan and heat some oil in it. Add the coated fish fillets and fry them over medium flame. The fish fillets should turn brown from all sides. Serve hot.
While you coat the fish with breadcrumbs make sure to give the fish a nice shape using your fingers.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I add chopped onions to the marinade paste?
Yes. You can add chopped onions to the marinade ingredients and blend them into a paste.
Can I season the breadcrumbs?
Yes. You can season the breadcrumbs with salt and pepper powder.