How to Make Fish Fillet Pakoda/bhaji

Pakoda or bhaji is a fast food snack indigenous to India. These are typically vegetarian but the fish turned out superb 👌

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How to Make Fish Fillet Pakoda/bhaji Recipe
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Besan, turmeric, baking soda, salt & chili flakes

Besan, turmeric, baking soda, salt & chili flakes

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Finely chopped onion & garlic

Finely chopped onion & garlic

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Finely chopped cilantro (i dried cilantro sitting around but fresh is so much better)

Finely chopped cilantro (i dried cilantro sitting around but fresh is so much better)

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Dry fillets using paper towel; add in cumin, salt & a squirt of lemon.

Dry fillets using paper towel; add in cumin, salt & a squirt of lemon.

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Add water till you get a thick pancake-like batter.

Add water till you get a thick pancake-like batter.

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Fill 1/3 of a frying pan with oil, & heat on a medium-low heat. To check if the oil is ready, drop a bit of batter -- the fish is ready to fry when the batter floats a second later.

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Coat the fish fillet in the chickpea batter and

Coat the fish fillet in the chickpea batter and

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gently lower it into the oil. Fry until lightly browned below; switch sides.

gently lower it into the oil. Fry until lightly browned below; switch sides.

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Remove onto paper towels.  Repeat with the rest of the fillets.

Remove onto paper towels. Repeat with the rest of the fillets.

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If there's extra batter left, simply make regular pakoda by frying spoonfuls of batter.

If there's extra batter left, simply make regular pakoda by frying spoonfuls of batter.

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These are great with tomato chutney or ketchup 😉

These are great with tomato chutney or ketchup 😉

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