How to make Fish Kabiraj Cutlet - SK Khazana -

Marinated fish chunks deep fried and wrapped in egg net – a Bengali speciality

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fish fillets (bhetki), Medium onions

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Fish Kabiraj Cutlet - SK Khazana

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The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Fish Kabiraj Cutlet - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Fish fillets (bhetki) cut into 2 inch pieces 400 grams

  • Medium onions peeled and cut into quarters 2 + to serve

  • Green chillies 2

  • Ginger peeled 1 inches

  • Garlic cloves 2-3

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Eggs 4

  • Dried breadcrumbs as required

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Mustard sauce to serve

Method

Step 1

Put onion, green chillies, ginger, garlic cloves and coriander leaves in a blender jar, add a little water and blend into a fine paste.

Step 2

Take the fish pieces in a bowl, add lemon juice, salt and the ground paste and mix well. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

Spread breadcrumbs in a plate.

Step 4

Whisk 2 eggs in a bowl, dip the fish pieces in it, coat them with breadcrumbs and place them on a plate.

Step 5

Whisk the remaining 2 eggs with salt and 1 tbsp water in another bowl.

Step 6

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, slide in the coated fish pieces and deep fry till golden brown. Drain them on a plate.

Step 7

Sprinkle the egg mixture in the hot oil to form a crispy net. Place the cutlet in the middle and cover it with the prepared egg net. Similarly make more cutlets with the remaining fish pieces and egg mixture.

Step 8

Arrange the fish cutlets on a serving platter and serve hot with onion wedges and mustard sauce.

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