Earlier i have shared a fish fingers recipe which is very mild, less spicy and kids friendly recipe. That could be eaten as a starter. But this recipe is a spicy one suits perfectly with rice with any curries like rasam.

Easy to make crispy, spicy fish fingers. The crunchiness lasts for hours after frying. Perfect for this cool climate when had it with rasam and rice. Delicious fish fingers prepared in Indian style as a side dish to go with rice.

Any fish with white meat suits to make this preparation. Even kids love this with rice because of its shape, crunchy texture as well as the taste.

Indian Style Fish Fingers

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Cuisine: South Indian
Makes: 8 pieces

Fish, white meat, cut in to thin strips-8
Turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli powder- 1 teaspoons
Pepper powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste- 1 teaspoon
Garam masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Salt- to taste
Lemon- 1/2 (or) tamarind juice- 1 teaspoon
Eggs-2 (or) Corn flour/ Cornstarch - 3 tablespoons
Bread crumbs- 1 cup
Oil- to deep fry
Spicy Fish fillets

  • Cut the fish in to long thin strips without bones and skin.
  • In a bowl add turmeric powder, chilli powder, ginger galic paste, garam masala powder, salt and squeeze the lemon juice.
  • Add some water and mix to make a thick paste.
  • Take the fish strips and apply the paste and allow to marinate for 10 -15 minutes minimum.
  • Roll the marinated fish in All purpose flour or in bread crumbs to seal the masala.
  • In a bowl beat the eggs (or)If you are using corn flour/ starch dissolve with some water as a thick paste.
  • Then dip the strips in beaten egg(or)corn flour slurry.
  • Immediately roll the strips on bread crumbs.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan till hot and reduce the flame and fry the strips till golden.
  • Serve hot with rice and rasam or any curries of your choice.