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Fish Roll (Kolkata Style)


Bengalis love fish. We can eat fish in many forms like thick curry (kaliya), thin curry (jhol), batter fried, shallow fried (mach vaja), steamed version (vapa) and so on. One of the popular among them is 'fried fish'. Now in this category also we have so many variations. The most simple one is shallow fried marinated (with salt and turmeric) fish and the complicated one is 'Fish Roll'. In this recipe we stuff the marinated fish fillet with crumbly fish stuffing, then roll the fillet, coat with breadcrumbs and then deep fry them ... it's the example of our ultimate love towards fish 😊😊 . The hard part is making the roll, except that step, everything is easy. The taste of fish roll is phenomenal. You just need to give one bite to understand it's deliciousness.


  • 4 fish fillets. (Vetki / Barramundi / Asian sea bass / Tilapia )
  • 2 cups of small cube size boneless fish. (any white fish)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped.
  • 2 Tablespoons of ginger and garlic paste.
  • 3 green chilies, chopped.
  • 2 and half Tablespoons of soy sauce.
  • 1 and half Tablespoons of tomato sauce / ketchup.
  • 1 Teaspoon of hot red chilli powder.
  • 1 Tablespoon of black pepper powder.
  • 3 Tablespoons of chopped coriander leaves.
  • 2 Teaspoons of lemon juice.
  • Salt and sugar.
  • 1 egg.
  • 2 Tablespoons of cornflour.
  • Breadcrumbs.
  • White oil for deep frying.

Fish Roll (Kolkata Style)

Fish Roll (Kolkata Style)


Marinate the fish fillets with some salt, half Tablespoon of black pepper powder, 1 Tablespoon of ginger and garlic paste and lemon juice for 1 hour.
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In the meantime, heat 2 Tablespoons of white oil in a pan.
Add chopped onion. Cook till golden in color.
Then add the remaining ginger - garlic paste and chopped green chilies. Cook for 3 minutes.
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Add salt, a big pinch of sugar, soy sauce and tomato ketchup. Mix well.
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Then add the white fish cubes. Cook for 10 minutes.
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Add red chilli powder, remaining black pepper powder and red chilli powder. Mix and cook for another 10 minutes.
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With the help of your spatula make the fish crumbly.
Lastly add 2 - 3 Tablespoons of breadcrumbs to the fish mixture. Cook for 4 minutes and turn off the heat.
Breadcrumbs will absorb all the moisture from the mixture, so that you can easily roll the fillets.
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Let the mixture come to room temperature.
Then take some portion and make flatten ball.
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Place the flatten mixture on the edge of a marinated fish fillet.
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Now roll the fillet tightly with the stuffing.
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Very lightly coat the rolls in the breadcrumbs first.
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Then beat the egg with cornflour, pinch of salt and black pepper powder very well.
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Take lightly coated roll, dip into the egg mixture and again roll in the breadcrumbs.
With gentle pressure of your hand seal the edges of the roll properly.
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Keep them in fridge for 30 minutes.
Then fry them in hot oil for 10 - 12 minutes.
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Your fish rolls are ready ..
  • Serve them hot with onion rings and chilli sauce / kasundi ..

Fish Roll (Kolkata Style)

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