Take a bite into a crunchy, hot fish pakora or fish nugget filled with delicious tender fish, spices, and a flavorful coating!
Preparation Time :
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
2 – 4
2 fillets tilapia
5 tablespoons gram flour (also called chickpea flour or besan)
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoons red chilli powder
½ teaspoon carom seeds
½ cup water
½ – ¾ cup bread crumbs
oil for deep frying (preferably vegetable oil)
Heat the pot of half-filled oil until the oil is very hot. In the meantime, cut each fish fillet into 6-8 pieces.
In the gram flour, add the salt, red chilli powder, and cumin and mix. Then add the water and stir until you have a thick like consistency with no flour lumps in it.
Pat the fish and coat in the gram flour batter. Transfer coated fish into breadcrumbs and coat fish with bread crumbs (or panko crumbs). Repeat process with all pieces of the fish.
Make sure oil is hot. Place each fish piece coated with breadcrumbs and the gram flour batter into the hot oil and deep fry for about 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Remove fish pakoras (nuggets) and let cool for about 1 minute.
Serve warm with coriander chutney, ketchup, or any sauce.