I have decided to make Chilli Fish for her upon returning home, and I did that yesterday. After 2 consecutive Sundays, I was at home yesterday, for the entire day. Though I cooked several dishes, I found Pasta enjoying the Chilli Fish more. She, in fact, had the Chilli fish with Fried rice for lunch and ignored the Kosha Mangsho which was there for dinner and had the fish with Roti. I actually cooked a big batch of Chilli Fish, given both me and Mehebub love it as well. In fact, I like the taste of leftover Chilli fish more 🙂 .
A sweet and sour Fish preparation, Kolkata style Chilli Fish is the bong take on the famous Chinese delicacy.
- Fish Fillet: 750g (cut into cubes or squares)
For the Marination & Batter:
- Garlic Paste: 1 Tbsp.
- Egg: 2
- Corn Flour: 3 Tbsp.
- Black Pepper Powder: 1 Tsp.
- Red Chilli Powder/ flakes: ½ Tsp.
- Vinegar: 1 Tbsp.
- Salt: ½ Tsp.
For the Gravy:
- Green Bell Pepper/ Capsicum: 1
- Onion: 3
- Spring Onion: 2 sticks
- Crushed Garlic: 1 Tbsp.
- Julliened Ginger: ½ Tbsp.
- Green Chili: 2
- Soy Sauce: 2 Tbsp.
- Tomato Ketchup: 3 Tbsp.
- Sweet Chilli Sauce: 1 Tbsp.
- Vinegar: 1 Tbsp.
- Remaining marinade from the batter: 3 Tbsp.
- Sugar: 1 Tbsp.
- Salt: to taste
- Refined Oil: 5 Tbsp. (for frying and cooking)
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- Wash Fish Fillets and marinade those with Garlic Paste, Black Pepper Powder, Red Chilli Powder/ flakes, Vinegar, and Salt for 30 minutes.
- Cut Capsicum into small squares and Onion into 4 halves.
- Chop Spring Onion into small rings.
- Now add 2 Eggs and Corn Flour to the marinated fish and mix lightly.
- Heat Oil in a Pan and shallow fry batter coated fishes on low flame till those are browning golden from both side.
- Place the batter fried fishes over kitchen town or tissue paper to soak excess oil.
- Now add Onion Chunks to the remaining Oil in the pan and start frying for 1-2 minute over the low flame.
- Add freshly crushed Garlic and Julienned Garlic and give a thorough mix
- Add Capsicum and ⅔ of the Chopped Spring Onion as well.
- Fry for 2 minutes after adding Salt and Sugar.
- Now add Slit Green Chili, Soy Sauce, Tomato Ketchup, Sweet Chilli Sauce and Vinegar and toss for a while.
- Add remaining marinade from the batter and keep the flame on the lower side.
- Keep stirring to avoid solidification of the egg.
- Add ½ cup water and cook for 3-4 minutes if you want semi thick Chilli fish or else switch the flame off.
- Take the Chilli Fish out in a bowl and serve after finishing with chopped Spring onion which is though optional.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Category: Fish
- Cuisine: Indo-Chinese
Few More Fish/ Sea food recipes from Debjanir Rannaghar apart from Kolkata Style Chilli Fish:
- Ilish Macher Korma (Also known as Hilsa Korma)
- Doodh Maach (Also known as Bengali Fish curry with Milk)
- Malabar Fish Curry (Also known as Kerala Fish curry)
- Bhapa Chingri (Also known as Bengali Chingri Bhapa)
- Shorshe Bata diye Parshe Macher Jhal (Also known as Mullet Fish in Mustard Gravy)
- Bhetki Begum Bahar (Also known as Indian Baramundi Fish Begum Bahar)
- Macher Teler Chorchori (Also known as Fish Fat Mishmash with Potatoes and Eggplant
- Piajkoli ar Aloo diye Tangra Macher Jhol (Also known as Bengali Light fish curry prepared with Tyangra Maach, Onion Stalks and Potato)
- Ilish Macher Tok (Also known as Ilish Macher Tawk)
- Charapona Macher Kabiraji Jhol (Also known as Charapona Macher Jhol)
- Mawa Ghater Ilish Macher Lejar Bhorta (Also known as Ilish Macher Bhorta)
- Aloo Chingrir Shorshe Bata Diye Jhal (Also known as light Mustard based curry with Prawn and Potato Wedges)
Have you tried the Kolkata Style Chilli Fish from Debjanir Rannaghar!
Do let me know how it came out. Also, I would love to see a picture of the same which you can share here on firstname.lastname@example.org or in Instagram you can use my hashtag #debjanirrannaghar or can tag me at @foodofdebjani.
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