Fish Bhel


Hello and welcome friends once again. Today I’m sharing with you a very creative, funky and really tasty recipe of a bhel made from fish. We generally eat puffed rice bhel but this bhel is tastier which will leave you asking for more. It’s made of basa fish and lots of spicy ingredients which will leave you asking for more. So let’s start making it—


  1. Fish(boneless)-150 gms
  2. Peanuts-1 tbsp
  3. Potato-Cheese Pops-7
  4. Pineapple-5 pcs
  5. Nuts(Cashews and Raisins)-1 tbsp
  6. Fresh Coconut-1 tbsp
  7. Namakpare-1 tbsp
  8. Garbanzo Beans-100 gms
  9. Salt-According to taste

For the fish fritters:-

  1. Boneless Fish(cut into strips)
  2. Salt-According to taste
  3. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  4. Garlic Paste-1 tsp

For the potato-cheese pops:

  1. Potato-1
  2. Cheese-1/2 cup
  3. Salt-According to taste
  4. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  5. Oregano-1/2 tsp
  6. Gram Flour-3 tbsp
  7. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  8. Pepper Powder-1/2 tsp


Step 1

IMG-5344.JPGWash and marinate the fish with salt, turmeric powder, and garlic paste. I have used basa fillets here, you can use any other ones too, but it must be boneless. Shallow-fry it.

Step 2

To make the potato-cheese pops, boil the potatoes, peel them and mash with a masher. Grate the cheese and add to the batter. You can alternately use panir to make the pops too. Add the salt, pepper powder, red chilly powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, oregano. Add the gram flour to the batter and make small balls from it and deep fry in oil.

Step 4

IMG-5342.JPGBoil the garbanzo beans, dry them and then fry in some oil, taking care not to burn them.

Step 5

Fry the cashews and peanuts too. Chop the coconut into bite-sized pieces. Chop the cilantro and the mint leaves. Also, chop the pineapple into small pieces.

Step 6

To assemble the dish, take a plate and put the fried garbanzo beans in it. Now top it with fried fish fritters and potato-cheese pops. Next, add the chopped coconut pieces, peanuts,cashews,raisins and the diced pineapple. Splutter some fried mint leaves on top.Add some namakpare too.

Step 7

To make the topping sauce, take some tamarind paste, add water and sugar into it. Now make a chutney from coriander and mint and keep aside. Finally just before serving drizzle the tamarind sauce over the bhel. Then add the green chutney. You can add some dry mango powder chutney too. Squeeze some lemon juice over the bhel. Toss everything well and serve immediately.

Our yummy Fish Bhel is done. Serve it as a morning, brunch or evening snack. You can add some mayonnaise or mustard sauce also over the bhel to get that extra punch.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!



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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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