How to make Meen Molaga Bhaji -

A deep fried sandwich of Chillies and marinated fish fingers.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fish (मछली), Green Chillies (हरी मिर्च )

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Meen Molaga Bhaji

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The cuisine of Kerala is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured. Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people. The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one cannot imagine Kerala food without chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, tamarind and asafoetida. Just a little tamarind can substitute tomatoes, but there is no real substitute for curry leaves. 
The locals put to good use whatever the land offers and the result is a marvellous cuisine that is simple yet palate tickling. 
Kerala has an abundance of jackfruits, pineapples, mangoes, custard apples and an endless variety of bananas. The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth, the people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Meen Molaga Bhaji Recipe

  • Fish finger sized pieces 8

  • Green Chillies 1 inch stick

  • Garlic 4-6 cloves

  • Green chillies 8 large

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder (deghi mirch) 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Rice flour 1 tablespoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 tablespoon

  • Gram flour (besan) 1/2 cup

  • Soda bicarbonate 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste. Slit green chillies length-wise, deseed, sprinkle salt and keep aside for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Step 2

Mix together lemon juice, ginger paste, garlic paste, red chilli powder, salt to taste and make a thick paste. Apply this paste uniformly on the fish fingers and the chilli.

Step 3

Mix rice flour, refined flour, gram flour and soda bicarbonate. Add sufficient water and make a smooth batter. Take each fish finger and sandwich between two pieces of chilli.

Step 4

Secure well with two toothpicks. Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan. Dip the prepared fish in the batter, shake off the excess batter and slide into the hot oil.

Step 5

Fry over medium heat, turning over a couple of times, till crisp, golden brown and fully cooked. Drain onto an absorbent paper and serve hot with tomato sauce.

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