Aug 12, 2013

Fish Roll (Bengali Style) & announcement of Spotlight July-Aug : theme Raksha Bandhan

Fish roll is a popular roadside snacks in Kolkata. I had emphasized upon the fact that we Bengalis are voracious Fish Eaters.  I have grown up in Kolkata most part of my childhood and teenage have passed in the city of joy. These roll are made with  fish mixed with boiled potato, onion, ginger-garlic paste, chilies and some spice mix and then either pan  fried or deep fried. It's one of those savory snacks that should be enjoyed with your loved ones over a cup of evening tea or coffee. It also acts as a finger food in a cocktail party with some spicy dip of your choice. 

Ingredients : 

Rui/ Katla fish - 500 gm 
Boiled potato - 2, small
Onion - 1, big, finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Green chilli - 2, chopped
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Roasted cumin-coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Besan - 3-4 tbsp
Breadcrumbs - 1 cup
Canola oil - 1 tbsp
Refine oil for deep frying

Method :

Clean the fish pieces and boiled with salt for 10 mins. Let it cool.

Mash the steamed fish and carefully removed the bones of fish. Mashed well with boiled potato.

Heat canola oil in kadai add chopped onion, saute for a minute. Then add ginger-garlic paste, chopped chilli, cook for 2 mins.

Then add all spice powder and fish mix, cook well until goes raw smell.

Sprinkle garam masala powder just before taking the mashed mix off the flame. Mix well again. Let cool the mixture.

Make a thin batter with besan and water.

Make small roll shape ball with the mixture. The size and shape depends on individual choice.  

Dip the rolls in the batter and roll them in bread crumbs.

Repeat the process. So the fish rolls coated twice with bread crumbs.

Heat oil in a pan. Deep fried till the rolls are golden brown. Remove the heat and keep on paper towel to drain excess oil before serving. 

Serve with tomato ketchup and onion rings.........

Announcement of Spotlight : July-August

It's time to announce another episode of Spotlight. Last month the spotlight was on "Beans & Lentil" and we received a lot of unique recipes from fellow bloggers. Thank you all, I'll post the round-up soon. 
The month of August is dedicated to two main occassions in Hindu calender, One is India's Independence day and another is a festival named "Raksha Bandhan". The later one is a festival which celebrates the sacred and unconditional bond between sisters and brothers. On this festival, as a ritual, a sister ties a colourful Rakhi, a sacred thread that symbolizes love between siblings, around her brother's wrist. Sisters pray for their brother's long life and brother takes vows to guide and protect her throughout the life. Brother presents his sister exciting gifts which symbolizes token of love and affection. As a tradition, Food also plays an important role in every celebration. Sisters also prepare their brother's favorite dishes and serve. On the whole, Raksha Bandhan signifies that the strong must protect the weak from all that’s evil.
So, we thought, Why not we focus on this festival for this edition of "Spotlight". Wouldn't it be nice if we prepare our sister or brother's favorite dishes and remember and relive those valuable moments we shared together? This year, August 21st is Raksha Bandhan

The theme for this month's Spotlight is "Raksha Bandhan"

So friends, relive your childhood memories and whip up your brother or sister's favorite dishes and link them here.
 Sending this to Recipe Junction's "Raksha Bandhan" event, Guru's "Kids Special'13" and My Culinary Adenture's "Virtual Eid Potluck Party"

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