In an Indian household, the evening tea is basically incomplete without any accompaniments. With a cup of Chai their is always Shay. Thus we keep on saying “Kuch Chai shay ho jaye” (Let’s have our tea with some snacks if you want to translate that into English. Fish is one such part of our food which we love to eat with rice or pulao and also as snacks. It tastes good with anything. And Fish Fingers are something even kids relish upon.
My sister and I spent major chunk of our college days digging out what can we have with our tea. But every time we went to the kitchen we missed out something or the other. So we ended up making Pakoras /fritters with the basic vegetables like potato or onions. Fish Fingers is one of our favourite snacks.
I remember I first had this lip-smacking dish in a wedding party probably when I was in my eighth standard. I remember telling her, if someday we could cook it ourself in our kitchen. Well no task is too difficult or unattainable. It was she who told the easiest crispy fish fingers recipe. She makes it often at home for her kid. Once I had the recipe I was too excited and I made this in my kitchen.
Preparing Fish Fingers does need some prior planning. As there are certain specific fish which is approprite to make fish fingers. Basa Fish is the perfect one for preparing fish fingers. But in my place it’s not readily available in the local market. On sundays I do try my luck.
Now I have a permanent seller whom I sometimes ask to bring me specific kind of fish. Basa fish have high quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Thus making it healthy. Basa fish is popularly used for making fish fillet, baked fish, tawa fry, fish fingers. It tastes good and you can cook it in any way you want. Let’s begin with my simple crispy fish finger recipe.
Easy Crispy Fish Fingers Recipe
To make this easy crispy fish finger recipe at home you will require these ingredients-
500 grams Basa fish (a type of cat fish), One and half table spoon corn flour or you can also use refined flour/maida, Half tea spoon turmeric and red chilly powder, salt to taste.
For the outer coating, I pan roasted few slices of bread and then grinded it in the electric Grinder, your perfect bread crumb is ready (Grinding roasted bread make the Bread Crumbs powdery and non-sticky)
Take a pan heat some water and put the pieces of the fish and let it boil for some time, put few drops of lemon juice to it as it shall help to dispel the fishy smell to a great extent. Let the water evaporate completely. Let it cool down for some time, remove the skin and fish bones if there is any and crumble it with clean hands and keep it aside.
Take one large onion, few green chilies, five to six cloves of garlic and one medium size ginger. Grind all the ingredients and mix it with the crumble fish.
Add one table spoon bread crumbs, one table spoon corm flour, turmeric red chilly powder and salt to it.
Mix the entire ingredient nicely with the fish mixture and take small portions or as according to your wish and make finger shapes using your palm.
Take a bowl, break one egg (Though I didn’t use egg as my husband doesn’t like it very much, but adding egg helps in binding with the bread crumbs.) little salt and red chilly powder, dip the fish fingers and then roll it on the bread crumbs.
Heat Oil in a pan and fry the fish fingers in batched till golden brown. Turn it from time to time. And your crispy fried Fish Fingers are ready to devour with some tomato Ketchup and Mayonnaise. Thanks for reading and shall be happy to read your feedback.