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
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