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Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)


If you are a fish lover, then 'fish fingers' should be on the top of your list. These crispy, spicy fingers can steal your heart in one bite. In Kolkata, every street food center, college canteens, restaurants sell these lip smacking Fish Fingers with chili sauce or Kasundi. You can use any kind of white fish fillet in this recipe. Oh boy, the taste is unbeatable and unforgettable !! There are no tricks and twists, the recipe is very simple and easy. You can serve them with tea, coke or a glass of beer. Believe me, these fingers can be the attraction of your next party. So, what are you waiting for??


  • 4 medium sized fish fillets. (bhetki, swai, tilapia, basa, catfish)
  • 4-5 big cloves of garlic.
  • 2 inches of ginger.
  • 3 green chilies, chopped.
  • A handful of coriander leaves.
  • 2 Teaspoons of black pepper powder.
  • 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice.
  • 2 eggs.
  • Salt and Sugar as per your taste.
  • 2 cups of bread crumbs.
  • Oil for deep frying.
  • 3 Tablespoons of water.
  • Half cup of all purpose flour or maida.
  • Pinch of chaat masala.

Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)

Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)


Cut the fish fillets into strips. Do not make them too thin or too thick.
Cooking Step: Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)
Make a smooth paste out of ginger, garlic, green chilies, coriander leaves and water.
Cooking Step: Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)
Add some salt, black pepper powder, that green paste, some sugar and lemon juice to the fish strips.
Cooking Step: Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)
Mix well and keep them aside for 2 hours.
Spread all purpose flour on a plate, now take one fish strip and roll it lightly in flour.
Cooking Step: Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)
This process will help the marination to stick to the fish.
Do the same thing with rest of the fish strips.
After that you will see some excess marination will remain in that bowl. Mix it with the eggs.
Cooking Step: Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)
Mix some salt and pepper to the breadcrumbs.
Cooking Step: Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)
Now dip one flour coated fish strip in the egg.
Cooking Step: Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)
Then coat it well with breadcrumbs.
Cooking Step: Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)
Put that breadcrumb coated fish on a flat surface then start rolling with the palm of your hand for a minute. Then you will get perfectly coated fish finger.
Cooking Step: Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)
Keep the coated fingers in fridge for 15-30 minutes.
After that fry them in medium hot oil for 5-7 minutes or until they become golden in color.
Cooking Step: Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)
Then take them out in a tissue paper to absorb excess oil.
Sprinkle some chaat masala all over them and serve hot.
Cooking Step: Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)

Additional Info

Recipe Category: Appetizers: Non-Vegetarian
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4

Your Fish Fingers are ready to serve.
  • Serve this hot with kasundi, salad and tea.

Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)

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