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Fish Fingers....step by step.

Who doesn't like crispy hot fish fingers dipped in tomato amma used to make them for special occasions or when my cousins used to visit us for vacations....and I loved munching on them while reading books or watching TV.

My kids do not tolerate outside food especially my son.....he gets tummy upset if he has any outside most of the time I try to create restaurant-like food at home and this fish fingers tops the list of homemade-restaurant like food.

Any fish which has thick flesh is suitable for this, cut them into long strips. Marinate them and dip them in breadcrumbs and fry cool and easy. You can keep them in refrigerator after you coat them in breadcrumbs for about 3 days and longer in the freezer or you can keep them marinate in the fridge and coat with breadcrumbs later.

# You can omit the chilly powder and add 1 or 2 green chilly while grinding ginger garlic paste or can add both.
# You can do the marination a day before or can keep the coated fish in the fridge.

Butter fish: 250 gm, or any fish which has thick flesh.
Ginger garlic paste: 1/2 tsp.
Red chilly powder: 1/2 tsp.
Salt: 1/2 tsp, approximately, because soya sauce contains salt be careful while adding salt.
Soya sauce: 1/2 tsp.
Red chilly sauce: 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder: 1/2 tsp.
Oil to fry.

For the Crumb Coating:
Bread: 5 to 6 slices.
Egg: 1/2, lightly beaten.

 1. Slice the fish into small strips and rub them with ginger garlic, salt, soya sauce, red chilly sauce, pepper powder, and red chilly powder. Keep them for at least 1 hour. Preferably in the fridge.

2. Crumble the bread with your hands and put them into your small chutney grinder.

3. Give it a pulse or till you get coarse bread crumbs.

4. Pour the lightly beaten egg (half egg should be enough) into the marinated fish and mix well.

5. Put the bread crumbs into a plate and take each fish and coat nicely with the bread crumbs.

6. Deep fry them in hot oil.

That's it fish fingers are ready!!

Serve hot with tomato sauce.

Check out Homemade Tomato Sauce....step by step.


  1. Yum ..looks so delicious and that platter is fab

  2. Looks too good, absolutely delicious.

  3. Delicious snck.. One of the kids favourite..:) Thanks for sharing the recipe..:)

  4. Crispy & tempting fingers!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. wow!! I love this recipe....easy to prepare too..My husband does't like some fish,but I give him hiding in another dish.I think this is a good idea coz he cant see which fish is inside....:) going to make this soon

  6. Yum yum, super tempting crispy fish fingers..

  7. One look at the first picture and I'm craving this fish fingers. Seriously, I have to make this. Btw what's butter fish in Malayalam?

  8. Plateful- Hi Nashira, butter fish is called "moda" in Malayalam..u can also make with aikora (seer fish). Thankyou for your lovely comment and let me know how it came out.

  9. Hi Nisa,fish fingers look tempting and got to try this for my boys as I too avoid buying readymade foods.

    1. Farwin-Hey thanks for the visit....hope your boys will enjoy the recipe...keep visiting.

  10. I love this recipe...sounds super goooooood...;)
    Tasty Appetite

  11. What is butter fish called in Hindi????

    1. Anonymous-Sorry for the delay in replying, I am afraid I do not know the hindi word for butter fish- but you could try asking for sear fish or infact any boneless fish will work fine for this recipe....hope you will enjoy this recipe....thanks for the visit.

  12. Olalaa..! Simply Delicious and easy to cook...! Setting off to try them NOW..!

    1. Waleed-hey thanks for the visit...hope you will enjoy this as much as i did.

  13. Recipe sounds very simple n yummy :) Thanks for sharing !!

    1. Sathish-thanks for visiting and yes the recipe is simple and yum...try it you will love it...keep visiting.

  14. Excellent receipe .Everbody loved it. Thank-you for the accurate measurements. This is the best fish fingers receipe out of all what I have tried out.

  15. excellnt recipe..simple and tasty ...thanks a ton..

  16. just tried the recipe at my home in Karachi, served my hot fish to mother and wife, excellent taste.

  17. I Am chandrasekar from Tamil Nadu ,You are a wonderful mom,I like the way u publishing your recipes,step by step with photo explanation &i am interest in reading that,fish finger is my first,I think hereafter I will eat more new varieties of food,please continue honourable service.

  18. I love fish fingers and these look amazeballs! I'm positively drooling at the photographs.

  19. great recipe but can give weighs lbs or ozs I live in America we do not use metrics here


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