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Friday, December 23, 2011

Bhetki Fry (Bengali Style) - Deep Fried Fish Fillets


 I would like to break away from my earlier trend of posting Christmas based recipes which were sweet. In my earlier posts, I had emphasized upon the fact that we Bengalis are voracious Fish Eaters. However, when there is a social occasion like annaprashon, birthday where you have to treat a large number of friends all of whom are not Bengalis, who find it difficult to separate bones and also Children , then I recommend this preparation called Bhetki fry. The beauty of this recipe is that not only it is bones free but also it is quick to prepare and crispy. All you need is a Wok and few spices, breadcrumbs  and pastes to form a delicious fry. 


                                                                     
As an additive a Mustard Sauce ( called kasundi ) could also be added with it and it is well complimented by cut onions and cucumbers. So friends, enjoy yet another tasty fish preparation from my end and do let me know how it turned out to be when you had it with your friends and family.     
                                                                          
Ingredients:
1/2 kg Betki fish (cut into finger chips size)
2 Eggs, beaten lightly with salt
1 Lemon
1 1/2 tsp Ginger paste
1 1/2 tsp Garlic paste
1 tsp Green chilly paste 
1 tsp Black pepper powder
1 tsp Red chilly powder
1/2 cup Breadcrumbs 
Salt to taste
Mustard Oil for deep frying


Serving suggestion: These fillets goes well with Kasundi (Mustard Sauce) and onion rings


Method:
Marinate the bhetki fish fillets with lemon, red chilly powder, black pepper, ginger, garlic, green chilly paste and salt for 30 minutes. Make sure that each piece of fillet is well coated with spices. Since the nature of this fish is very soft and tender it doesn't need marination for longer hours. 


                                   


Heat mustard oil to smoking point and then switch off the heat. Let it cool. Reheat again on medium flame, take one fillet and dip in egg mixture and lightly coat with breadcrumbs. Then again for better binding dip the same fillet in egg and coat with breadcrumbs on both sides. This process will provide a nice crunchy layer once fried. Arrange few cutlets in a plate fore frying. Slide 2-3 fillets in the oil and deep fry until they turn golden and crispy. Place these fillets on absorbent paper to soak excess oil. Your bhetki fry is ready to be served with mustard sauce. 
               
                               
                                      Merry Christmas to all my readers & friends :-)                               

34 comments:

  1. You have presented this so well Deepa. MErry christmas to you and your family :)

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  2. Yum yum ..looks so delicious n tempting

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  3. wow...awesome...feel to have some right now... superb dear

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  4. Looks great, fantastic pics! Warmest Christmas wishes to you & your family :)

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  5. Fry ta dekhe jibe jol aschhe..Please ekta amake dio..Lovely preperation........

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  6. Omg, super delicious fish fry,feel like having some rite now..Makes me drool..

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  7. wow, mouthwatering fish fry..delicious..
    Merry Christmas to you and your family !!

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  8. Jibhe jol chole elo dekhe..yummy yum. who can say no to bhetki fish fry..Merry christmas to you and family, have a happy holiday too

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  9. merry christmas Deepa....bhetki fillet uff!! and love that shorshe chutney....my all time favorite
    Bake with your heart

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  10. Very tempting ,lovely clicks n fabulous fish fillets..
    You can link this to my event

    Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)
    Erivum Puliyum
    Wishing your family a Blessed n Happy X'Mas !!

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  11. yummilicious recipe....superb for any party time...

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  12. Deppa, simply kichu bolar nei...just now eta real hoye gele bhalo hoto:)I guess one of the most yummy and tempting preparations ever...have a great festive season ahead and Merry Christmas!

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  13. Nicely presented and looks tempting!

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  14. wow this in winter season it is divine ful snack so inviting

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  15. Hope you are enjoying the holiday season with food n frolic :-) I always wondered what Bhetki is ....... my bong friends would often swear by this dish. Thanks for sharing the recipe ..... looks so delicious !

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  16. lovely idea..I want to try your recipe now deepa..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  17. perfect dear......looks really gud

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  18. OMG..it is tempting much... If TH sees this, he never allow me to sit and comment. Instead he asks me to prepare this immediately. lovely!!! merry christmas to you too :-)

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  19. Fish fry looks tempting and the mustard sauce looks lip smacking good,please post the recipe for it too.

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  20. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays dear Deepa.

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  21. this looks delicious! Very addictive looking too! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Bengali fish fry looks so yummy! I have tried a similar recipe sometime back and totally loved it! Mouth-watering clicks..

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  23. delicious looking snack looks wonderful

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  24. Onekdin hoye gechhe ami bhetki machher fry khaini. Durdanto baniyechho. Bhabchhi ajker flight e tomar kachhe chole ashi eto shundor bhetki machher fry baniyechho je r lobh shamlate parchhina.

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  25. They looks so smooth and juicy...yummy

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  27. Now this's such a welcome treat after the extra sugar dose this season. We are huge on fish preparations and this looks mouthwatering, really.

    Wish you and your family a wonderful New Year filled with happiness and prosperity!

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  28. mmm...I'm sure these are delicious!

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  29. fish looks awesome... bookmarking it... Wishing you a very happy new year... :)

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  30. We have some Bengali friends and they always prepare this fish fry for us when we go over...
    Me and my hus simply love it!!Thanks a ton for sharing this recipe! will definitely try it!

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com

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  31. wow!...amazing dish!...i am gonna try this soon!...happy holidays Deepa!

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  32. Still to try bhetki,..looks yum,.

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  33. Hi dear, your recipe and photograph had been copied here http://nandini1429.blogspot.in/2012/08/snacks-2.html

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  34. Highly descriptive blog, I liked that bit. Will there be a
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