Fish Pakoras


Hi, welcome dear wordpress buddies to my food corner again. As we all know fish is a very prominent and in some places staple food item which is made in many different ways. And so today I will be making a very crunchy and tasty recipe of fish pakoras. It is not prawn pakora nor is it Amritsari machchi but it is a pakora made from small variety fish like backwater fish or sardine. In my recipe, I have used sardines which I had left in my fridge. It is quite an experimental dish that I have made as this idea crossed my mind. Alternately you can bake it also. It is a good snack recipe and can be made for get-togethers and house parties. It is really a fun dish which can be made with any variety of small fish.


  1. Small variety fish like sardine, backwater fish – 250 gms.
  2. Chickpea flour – 250 gms.
  3. Onions(finely chopped) – 1/2 bowl or 1 (big).
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 3.
  5. Cumin -A pinch.
  6. Nigella seeds – A pinch.
  7. Ginger- Garlic paste – 1 tsp.
  8. Salt – According to taste.
  9. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  11. Garam Masala – 2 tsp.
  12. Coriander(chopped ) – 1/2 bowl.


DSC00916Step 1

Wash the fish. Take a bowl. Add the fish, chickpea flour, onions, green chilies, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,ginger-garlic paste,garam masala, chopped coriander and nigella seeds to the bowl and using little water make a thick batter of it. The batter should not be thin and must be thick to be able to bind the fish properly.

Step 2

Now take a heavy bottomed kadhai and add some vegetable oil to it. Let it get hot. Now with the help of your hand drop small lumps of this fish batter into the oil and fry it crispy and till light golden in color. Take out with a slotted spoon and drain excess oil on a tissue paper.

Our delicious Fish Pakoras are ready. Serve them while still hot with mustard sauce, desi garlic chutney, yogurt and mint dip or any such dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week. Till then bye and see u again.



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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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