Thursday, June 19, 2014

Batter Fried Fish Recipe

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Batter Fried Fish

Batter fried fish; fish fillets coated with batter and deep fried is an ideal appetizer or snack which kids and adults would love. These crispy batter fried fish is so easy to make that it probably takes just about 15 minutes to get it done.

You could say these fried fish, has one of the crispiest and lightest batter.....and there is ONE secret ingredient that makes it so.....its plain milk that makes all the difference.

Yes, the addition of milk makes the batter when fried light and crisp. I have had friends and relatives complain that when they batter fry, it sometimes turns soggy and may end up with oil seeping in.

You really do not need much of expertise to make this, its so easy!. Once you make this, you will never order fish and chips again.....believe me its that good!

Author: Nisa Homey
Cooking Time: 15 min.
Serves: 3 to 4.
Fish (boneless): 250 gms, cubed into small pieces.
All purpose flour: 1/2 cup.
Cornflour: 1/4 cup.
Pepper Powder: 1/2 tsp.
Kashmiri Chilly Powder: 1/2 tsp
Soy Sauce: 1/2 tsp.
Baking Soda: Two fat pinch.
Milk: 1/2 to 3/4 cup or as needed.
Salt: 1/2 tsp.
I used rice bran oil for deep frying.

Cube the fish into small pieces (I forgot to take that pic), and sprinkle a little salt and mix in the fish. In a bowl, add in the flour, cornflour, salt, baking soda, and pepper.

Add in about 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk and mix into a smooth yet thick batter. Add in soy sauce and chilly powder.

Mix well, the batter should be smooth and thick and it should coat the fish pieces.....Dip each fish in the batter and deep fry in hot oil. Strain into a paper napkin.

Serve hot with tomato sauce.

You can omit the red chilly powder altogether; if you prefer it plain and less spicy; though using half tsp of Kashmiri chilly powder do not make much difference to spice lovers.
Always make sure, that the oil is hot before dropping them in it.
You can use any boneless fish; I used butter fish (modha).
Shrimp lovers, use them....I have tried it a couple of times and they are awesome!

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