Fish Kabiraji (Fish Cutlet Wrapped in Lacy Egg Net)

Fish kabiraji is  a popular Bengali snack.It is fish cutlet where fish is fried and wrapped in a lacy egg net. From different sources I got the idea behind the name 'Fish Kabiraji'.It  is the result of British influence on the Bengali cuisine. The word kabiraji may have come from the English  word ‘coverage’ as the cutlets are covered in a lacy egg net.

Preparation Time-10 Minutes
Cooking Time -15 Minutes
Inactive  Time-20 Minutes 

Fish fillets- 4 (Preferably  Bhetki)
Juice of one lemon
Salt to taste 
Mustard Paste -1 teaspoon
Black pepper powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander leaves (chopped): 1/4 cup
Green chilies-3-4
Ginger Garlic Paste- teaspoon
Maida or Refined  Flour-1/2 cup
Cornflour: 2 teaspoons
Oil-2 cups (for frying)

Wash the fillets under running water, pat them dry.

Add salt and lemon juice,mix well and keep them aside for 20 minute.

Mix chopped  coriander  and green chillies in a grinder  and grind to make a fine paste using little water.

Add  ginger garlic paste,mustard paste, black pepper powder, coriander and green chilies paste  and kasundi in a flat and big bowl.Mix them properly. Add fish fillets in this mixture and apply on the each of the fillet evenly and refrigerate it for another 30 minutes.

Meanwhile beat the eggs and mix with cornflour and little salt.

Take 1/2 cup maida or refined flour and little bit salt in a plate and mix.

Coat  the fish piece with flour,then dip into egg and cornflour mixture.

Place oil in a non-stick frying pan to cover the base. Heat over medium heat.Add pinch of salt (when you deep fry something,add pinch of salt in oil,it absorb lees oil)

Add fish  pieces(according to the size of your frying pan  ) in oil and deep fry on medium flame until golden brown.

Pour egg mixture  with a spoon on fish fillets  in zigzag  way, cook for 1 minute,turn the fish pieces  and do the process of pouring  egg mixture. Make sure the whole fish piece are covered with egg cornflour  mixture.Then the lacy  egg wrapped will be formed around the fried fish fillet. (Shown the picture)

Take them out from pan and keep them on absorbent  paper.

Serve hot with  tomato sauce and kasundi (Bengali mustard sauce),if you do not have kasundi, you can use English  mustard also.

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      Step By  Step  Method  Of Making  Fish Kabiraji


  1. pathie dao duto edike :P...darun hoeche go...college street gelei khetam...

  2. Hi Moumita, lovely dish, the fish look perfectly fried, the spices you used sound perfect.

  3. Wow this looks so tempting, I am drooling!

  4. Something new for me, but wholeheartedly accepted. Fish is always a pleasure in my house.

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