Butter Fish Fry: A Bengali Recipe

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Butter fish fry is a very popular Bengali recipe. It is a very simple fish recipe where some fish fillets are marinated and then fried in a batter. This butter fish recipe is generally eaten as a complement to the main course dish. You can even make a gravy preparation with this fish fry recipe. But here we will to make a dry butter fish recipe. This is one of the most favourite Bengali recipes. Be it a wedding ceremony or a simple birthday party this fish fry recipe is always a favourite. This fish fry recipe is very simple and requires very few ingredients from your kitchen shelf. Try making butter fish fry at home using this fish recipe.

Butter Fish Fry

Serves: 4-5

Preparation Time: 45 minutes


  • Bhetki Or Salmon Fillets- 1 can
  • Ginger Garlic Paste- 1 ½tbsp
  • Lemon Juice- 1tbsp
  • Red Chilli Powder- 1tbsp
  • Cashew Nuts- ¼ cup (paste)
  • Almonds- ¼ cup (paste)
  • Cornflour- 1-2cups
  • Eggs- 2
  • Milk- Half cup
  • Black Pepper Powder- ½tbsp
  • Butter- 1cup
  • Cucumber- 1 (finely sliced)
  • Tomato- 2 (finely sliced)
  • Onions- 2 (finely sliced)
  • Tomato Sauce- Half cup
  • Salt- To taste


For The Butter Fish Fry

  • Take a medium sized bowl and add the ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, red chilli powder, cashew nuts paste, almond paste and some salt to it. Mix it well.
  • Now add the fish fillets in the same bowl and marinate it well for at least 15-20 minutes.
  • Add the cornflour, eggs, milk, black pepper powder and some salt in a large bowl. Stir this mixture well and make a fine batter.
  • Now take a frying pan over the gas oven and add all the butter to it as you need to deep fry.
  • Take the fish fillets one by one and dip them in the batter. Now deep fry them in the frying pan over a medium flame till they turn brown in colour.
  • Strain the extra oil and keep them over a tissue paper so that the extra oil gets soaked away.

For The Serving

  • Keep all the butter fish fry in 4-5 plates as desirable.
  • Garnish with the finely chopped cucumber, tomatoes and onions.
  • Serve the butter fish fry hot with tomato sauce.

This fish fry recipe is simple yet mouth watering. You will get a lot of praises for the wonderful taste of the dish.

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