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Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)


There is a fast food center in Chandannagar, named 'robi fast food center', to me he is the best fish fry maker. As my school was in Chandannagar, I know more shops of there than Chinsurah. There are actually two famous shops - 'bolai' is famous for 'chicken pokora' and 'robi' is famous for 'fish fry'. He always make them in front of you, deep fry them in hot oil and then serve those fries with salad and kasundi. Ohh, I miss those foods and fun a lot here. You will enjoy soft, flaky fish inside and crispy, crunchy coating outside, just heavenly. I brought that exact taste and flavour straight from his shop to my kitchen. Try this easy recipe in your kitchen and enjoy !!

Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)


  • 4 fish fillets (vetki / barramundi / tilapia / cod / catfish).
  • 3 Tablespoons of chopped onion.
  • 1 inch ginger.
  • 2 - 3 cloves of garlic.
  • 3 green chilies.
  • Some coriander leaves.
  • 1 egg.
  • Salt.
  • Bread crumbs.
  • 1 Teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • Lots of oil.

Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)


Put chopped onion, ginger, garlic, green chilies and coriander leaves in a blender with 2 Tablespoons of water.
Cooking Step: Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)
Make a smooth paste out of them. Do not make it watery.
Cooking Step: Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)
Then add an egg, enough salt and lemon juice. Mix well.
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Now add the fish fillets in this mixture and keep them marinated for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Cooking Step: Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)
After that coat them one by one in bread crumbs. With the help of your hand or knife press gently the sides and give a shape of triangle or square.
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Now keep the coated fillets in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes.
Cooking Step: Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)
Then deep fry them in hot oil for 5 minutes. Do not over crowd the pan.
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After frying remove them from oil and place on a paper tissue, sprinkle some chat masala, then serve.
Cooking Step: Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)

Your fish fry is ready ...
  • Enjoy them hot with kasundi or chilli sauce ...

Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)

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