How to make Fish Pakoda - SK Khazana -

Marinated fish pieces dipped in spicy gram flour batter and deep-fried

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fish fillets (फिश फिले), Turmeric powder (हल्दी का पावडर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Fish Pakoda - SK Khazana

Fish Pakoda - SK Khazana Recipe Card

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Fish Pakoda - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Fish fillets cut into 1 inch pieces 300 grams

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh garlic paste tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Gram flour 1 1/2 cup

  • Red chilli paste 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves chopped 8-10

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2-3

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • White sesame seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Carom seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Rice flour 3/4 cup

  • Oil to deep fry

Method

Step 1

Put fish pieces in a bowl. Add turmeric powder, salt, garlic paste and lemon juice, mix well and set aside to marinate for 25-30 minutes.

Step 2

Mix together gram flour, chilli paste, curry leaves, green chillies, coriander leaves, sesame seeds, carom seeds, yogurt, salt, 1 cup water and rice flour, mix well to make a thick batter.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 4

Dip the marinated fish pieces in the batter till well coated, slide them into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Serve hot with green chutney.

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