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Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)


Fish fry or Bhetki fry is a very famous street food of West Bengal. Bhetki (or any white fish) will be first marinated in a green paste then they will get a coating of breadcrumbs and before serving will be fried until golden. 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, so 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 flavor straight from his shop to my kitchen. Try this easy recipe in your kitchen and enjoy !!

Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)


  • 4-6 fish fillets (vetki / barramundi / tilapia / cod / swai / basa).
  • 1/4th onion, chopped.
  • 2 inches ginger.
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic.
  • 3 green chilies.
  • Some coriander leaves and mint leaves.
  • 2 eggs.
  • Salt, sugar.
  • 2 cups of bread crumbs.
  • 3 Teaspoons of lemon juice.
  • 3 Teaspoons of black pepper powder.
  • Half cup of all purpose flour.
  • Cooking oil for frying.
  • Little water.

Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)

Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)


Make a thick paste out of onion, ginger,garlic,green chilies, coriander leaves, mint leaves and very little water.
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Take out the paste in a mixing bowl, then add salt, pinch of sugar, 2 Teaspoons of pepper powder and lemon juice. Mix well.
Cooking Step: Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)
Then add all of the fish fillets in this mixture. Mix well and keep in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
Cooking Step: Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)
In an open surface take some flour, coat all of the fillets lightly with the flour.
Now in the mixing bowl you will find some excess marination, crack open two eggs in that. Beat well with a fork.
Cooking Step: Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)
In another plate mix some salt and pepper powder with bread crumbs.
Now dip one fillet in egg mixture and then coat well in breadcrumbs with your dry hand.
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Gently press it on a flat surface and give rectangular shape.
Keep the coated fillets in fridge for 1 hour.
Then in medium hot oil fry each sides of them for 2-3 minutes.
Cooking Step: Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)
When they will become nicely golden in color take out from oil.
Cooking Step: Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)Cooking Step: Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)

Additional Info

Recipe Category: Appetizers: Non-Vegetarian
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

Your fish fry is ready to serve.
  • Serve this hot with kasundi.

Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)

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