Fish Pakora

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 254.1
  • Total Fat: 12.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 49.9 mg
  • Sodium: 109.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 24.1 g

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Tasty appetizer, popular in India, that works as a fabulous main dish for dinner! Tasty appetizer, popular in India, that works as a fabulous main dish for dinner!
Number of Servings: 5


    * 1 lb boneless white-fleshed fish, cut into chunks (calculated as Cod)
    * lemon juice, enough to wash fish with
    * salt
    * 3/4 cup garbanzo flour
    * 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
    * 1-4 green chilies, chopped & (seeded if you like)
    * 2 cloves garlic, minced
    * 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
    * 1 1/2 teaspoons red chili powder, indian style
    * 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    * 1 teaspoon cumin seed, roasted and ground to a powder
    * oil (for deep frying, as much as you need)

    Non-calculated Options:
    * lemon or lime wedge (optional)
    * chopped onion (optional)
    * chopped tomato (optional side dip)
    * tamarind chutney (optional side dip)
    * mint-cilantro chutney (optional side dip)


1. Wash the fish with the lemon juice, rinse, pat dry and salt to taste; set aside.
2. Mix rest of the ingredients and add enough water to make a thick batter, salt to taste.
3. Dip the fish in the batter and fry in batches in medium to high heat until the coating is a deep golden brown and the fish is cooked thoroughly.
4. Drain on paper towels, serve with lemon wedges and your choice of garnishes.

You can leave out the green chilies and adjust the red chili pepper to your taste. My favorite fish for this recipe is fresh cod, but any white fish would work.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PAINGLASS.