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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Meen Bajji/ Fish Bajji( Crispy Fish Fritters)



Ingredients
Any kind of small fish( Nethli meen, Kizhangan meen etc)-500gms

For marinating
Red chilly powder-1tbsp
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Garam masala powder-1tsp
Curry leaves( chopped)-2 tbsp
Lemon juice-1tbsp
Salt to taste

Bajji batter/ Fritters batter ingredients
Bengal gram flour/ Kadalamavu/ Chickpea flour-1/2cup
Rice flour-1/4cup
Maida/ All purpose flour-1/2cup
Red chilly powder-2tsp
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Red food color- pinch
Asafetida-pinch
Baking soda-pinch
Salt to taste
Water required

Method
Clean and wash the fish pieces and pat dry. In a bowl add the marinade ingredients and mix well, add the fish pieces to marinade. Marinaded the fish pieces for an hour. Next in a deep bowl add the bajji batter ingredients, add required water and mix well to make a smooth and slightly thick batter. Heat enough oil in a pan for deep frying. Dip the marinaded fish slices in the bajji batter and deep fry in hot oil till golden brown and crisp. Place the Meen bajjis on a paper towel and allow the excess oil to drain. Serve hot as snack with mint chutney or serve along with meal. 


18 comments:

Soma Pradhan said...

Really Yummy...I love fish in any form...Also u hv got a lovely smile

Viki's Kitchen said...

Meen Bajji reminds me of our beach bajji. So cute a picture. Makes me hungry dear:)

Gulmohar said...

crispy and yummmm :-)

San!!! said...

Fritters out of fish hmmm that's new.Fish bhajji is lookng great ,got to try hand on them mye.

Priya said...

Wow kalakals Mythreyi..superb bajji yaa!

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!!! Looks perfect and yummy!!!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Crispy looking fish bhajji.yummyyyooo

Vrinda said...

Nice crispy fritters,kid friendly snacks ....

Gita said...

Bajji looks so crispy and tempting dear...awesome click :)

Nostalgia said...

Good one.. I can eat up all that in one sitting I think..:) very nice.

Pavithra said...

Looks Nice and crispy

my kitchen said...

Hmm,looks Mouthwatering,Never tried like this,will try soon

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

ohh..super..i too a fish fan.Looks utterly ymmy..

Nandini said...

Ooh wow! You know how much I love fish! I'd finish all of them without leaving a crumb!

Abhilash said...

Hey! I had different types of bhajji but never a meen bhajji.

This sounds interesting.

Akal's Saappadu said...

Meen bhajji is one of our favourites too;
though we do it at home, I'm a die-hard fan of the bhajjis of a road vendor , back in India, she makes excellent bhajjis too!!! If we don't point out before 7 PM, everything she has (raw plantain, prawns, eggs and meat) is already over....

you've got them perfect, nicely browned and crispy!!!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Its been a while I tasted fish bajji...its a wonderful snack food in coastal areas...love to eat them at beach:)

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra said...

Hey Mythreyi,
First time here n ur meen bhajji got me glued.
Reminds me of my mum's cooking...fabs recipe...will be bk.
Cheers.