To day I am posting a delicious side dish/snacks recipe made with Bombay Duck/Lote mach. It is a simple recipe and very quick and easy to prepare at home. Among the fishes, Bombay Duck is very cheap. So it is also a budget friendly recipe. It is a great appetizer,can be served as a snacks or as a side dish with ricr,roti/paratha.
Cooking time – 45 minutes Serve – 4
Ingredients – (for the nuggets)
- Fish – 500 grams.
- Lemon juice – 2 tbsp.
- Onion paste – 2 tbsp.
- Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp.
- Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp.
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
- Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp.
- Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp.
- Corn flour – 1/2 cup.
- Flour – 1/2 cup.
- Salt to taste.
- Sugar – a pinch
- Beaten egg – 1
- White oil for deep frying
Take the fishes,cut heads-tails and fins. Wash the fishes and pat dry. Slit the fishes vertically and discard main bones. Cut the boneless fishes into small pieces. Marinate the pieces with 1/2 tsp.of salt and lemon juice. keep aside for 10 minutes. The fish will release water. So after 10 minutes transfer the pieces in a colander to remove the water.
In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients (onion,ginger,garlic,chilly,turmeric,coriander,garam masala,sugar,salt,flour,corn flour and egg). Mix all the ingredients well. Now add the fish pieces and mix well.( Coat the fish pieces with the mixture). Keep aside for 5 minutes.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Group the fish into 4 batches. On medium heat fry each batch until golden brown. Fish nuggets is ready for the 65 preparation.
Ingredients – (for the sauce)
- Oil – 2 tbsp.(use the remaining oil)
- Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp.
- Curry leaves – a handful.
- Garlic (finely chopped) – 1 tsp.
- Ginger (grated) – 1 tsp.
- Green chilly (chopped/slit) – 4
- Kashmiri red chilly powder – 1 tbsp.
- Salt to taste.
- Sugar – 1/4 tsp.
- Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp.
Heat oil,add cumin seeds. fry till light brown. Add curry leaves,ginger,garlic,chilly and sugar. Saute for 1 minute. Dissolve Kashmiri chilly with 1/2 cup of water and add to the pan. Saute for 1 minute. Add the fish nuggets and mix well to coat the masala. saute for 2 minute on slow heat. If you want little gravy, dissolve 2 tbsp.of corn flour with 1 cup of water and add to the pan. Cook for 2 minutes. Fish 65 with gravy is ready.
Beautiful Lote macher dish is ready, serve hot. Hope you will like the recipe, Enjoy.