How to make Mandeli Fry - SK Khazana -

Crisp and delicious, the mandeli fry is an excellent starter

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Mandeli fish, Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian, Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Mandeli Fry - SK Khazana

Mandeli Fry - SK Khazana Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Mandeli Fry - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Mandeli fish 24-28

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1/4 cup

  • Rice flour 3/4 cup

  • Semolina (suji) 1/2 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chutney to serve

  • Onoin rings to serve

  • Lemon wedges to serve


Step 1

Remove the head of each mandeli fish, clean the gut and keep them in a bowl

Step 2

Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste and lemon juice and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 5-10 minutes.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 4

Take cornflour , rice flour, semolina, salt and coriander leaves in a plate and mix well. Roll the fish in this mixture and slide into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Arrange them on a serving platter and serve hot with green chutney, onion rings and lemon wedges.

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