Bhetki Fry (Fish Batter Fry)

Bhetki Fish Butter Fry Recipe

Recipe Category
Non Veg,  Starter
Easy to make at home
Ingredients Availability
Look for Bhetki fish
Time to Prepare
20 min
This preparation Serves
2-3 person

Bhetki fish is one of the Bengals hot favourite fish, I must say after Hilsha fish. Ofcourse pomfret fish is also have its own place of Bengali’s heart.

Today I ll share the typical and famous fish butter fry which is made by Bhetki Fish.

Generally in any Bengali wedding these days, you can find this recipe.This is just too good to have a starter. The preparation is also not that tough.But yes it takes time to prepare.

I have shared a picture of bhetki fish, offcourse its not that one I bought from market. The fishwala cutr the fish in pieces, otherwise its a tough task to do that.

Try to get the big size Bhetki fish and cut it such a way so that each piece does not have that spinal cord of fish.Means there will be no bone.You have to specifically tell the fish wala to cut like that.

Lets explore the recipe………..

What do you need to make Bhetki Fish Butter Fry


Bhekti fillets
Onion paste (Grind it to paste)
1 tbsp Ginger paste
1 tbsp Garlic paste
1/2 tbsp jeera powder
1 Egg
1 tbsp black Pepper powder
1/2 tbsp Sugar
2 green chillis finely chopped
1 tbsp Lemon juice
Salt to taste
Baking Powder
1 cup maida
Oil for frying

How to make Bhetki Fish Butter Fry

First step is need to prepare the marination.Add ginger paste,garlic paste,green chillis,lemon juice , onion paste & salt

and make a paste.Wash the fish fillets properly and add them into the mixture. Marinate them properly and keep them in fridge for 1 full day.

Next day before ready to cook them finally need to prepare a batter with maida, salt, sugar, egg, baking powder and jeera powder. You can add little ginger garlic paste also. Now make a thik batter. If required add little water.

Take out the fish filletes from fridge. You can see that the masala was properly stucked over the fish skin. Separate each fillets slowly and keep aside.

Now in a pan heat oil and dip each fillet into the batter and add in the oil. Fry till they turn golden brown.

Serve hot with anykind of chutney.