Fish pakorey / Rybne pakory

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

On Sunday Hubby decided he fancied fish. So I made him some ;)

Pakora is a fried snack of South Asian cuisine. Ingredients are dipped in batter made with gram flour (ground chickpeas flour) and deep-fried. Usually served as a snack or a starter. You can make them with vegetables, paneer, chicken, fish...


W niedzielę Mężuś zdecydował, że ma ochotę na rybkę. To mu zrobiłam ;)

Pakora to przysmak z kuchni Azji południowej. Składniki zanurzane są w cieście z besanu (mąki z ciecierzycy) i smażone na głębokim oleju. Serwowane jako przekąska lub przystawka przed głównym posiłkiem. Możecie przygotować je z warzyw, sera paneer, kurczaka, ryby...







Ingredients:
  • 500 g white fish fillets*
  • 1.5 cups gram flour
  • 1 egg
  • water to add
  • 1 level tsp ajwain (bishop's weed, carom) seeds (optional)
  • oil for deep frying
*You can marinate the fish few hours in advance in some garam masala, chilli, or any spice you wish, or leave it plain. If you have any Asian butcher in the area, check for masala fish - ready marinated piece. But careful - that one is not for the faint-hearted! ;)


Preparation:

Heat the oil in a deep pan, enough to dip fish pieces.

Place the flour in a large bowl and add enough water to make quite thick batter (like for crepes), then add egg and ajwain seeds and mix well. Cut the fish into small pieces. Dip the fish in the batter and fry until gold and crisp, and fish is cooked through.

Serve with plain yoghurt or dip of your choice.






Składniki:
  • 500 g dowolnej białej ryby*
  • 1,5 szklanki besanu
  • 1 jajko
  • woda 
  • 1 płaska łyżeczka nasion adżwanu (opcjonalnie)
  • olej do głębokiego smażenia
*Rybę można kilka godzin wcześniej zamarynować w garam masala, chilli lub dowolnej mieszance przypraw. U większości pakistańskich rzeźników można dostać masala fish, gotowe zamarynowane kawałki ryby. Ale uwaga - ich marynata to coś tylko dla miłośników ostrego!


Przygotowanie:

W głębokiej patelni nagrzewamy olej, w ilości wystarczającej do głębokiego smażenia.

W dużej misce umieszczamy mąkę i dodajemy tyle wody, aby uzyskać ciasto jak na naleśniki. Dodajemy jajko i adżwan, po czym dokładnie miksujemy. Rybę kroimy w małe kawałki, zanurzamy w cieście i smażymy na złoto. 

Podajemy z jogurtem naturalnym lub innym sosem.




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27 comments

  1. I dont eat fish, but I do love vegetable pakora, so am sure these would be lovely!

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    1. Veggie ones are my favourite actually, but fish or chicken are loved in our house too ;)

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  2. They look lovely - beautiful photos. I'm just starting to use gram flour, it's very versatile.

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    1. Thank you :) I'm actually only using it for pakoras now, but as it's gluten-free I'm thinking to give it more space in my cooking

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  3. I do love pakora. I have never had them with fish though so will have to give these a try!

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    1. After making these I was told to try making these with prawns, never had that before so I guess that's the idea to try too :)

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  4. Mmm these look lovely and easy to make, I must try, they'd go down well with everyone here :-) x

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    1. Do give it a go, so easy to make :) x

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  5. Have had veggie pakora before, but never fish - I'm sure we'd love these in our house!

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    1. Veggie ones are a hit with me, but fish is great too, especially when it's really spicy ;)

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  6. I am so not a fan of fish, but this looks delicious! Maybe hubs can make it on mother's day... ;)

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    1. Do give it a try, or use chicken or sliced veggies like potato or aubergine instead :)

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  7. i am not a fish fan , i tend to eat meat on a daily basis unless its frot he fish shop on rare occasions but i do like scampi sometimes this looks a great try x

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    1. You can easily make these with chicken instead :)

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  8. This is so far up my street it's practically next door! I could happily scoff the lot!

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  9. Mmmm I bet they smell and taste delicious. I'd love to try some!

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  10. This looks lovely. My Asian next door neighbour taught me how to make pakora but fish pakpra sounds really yummy!!

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  11. I don't really eat much fish but these do look tasty x

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  12. This looks delicious, one that i'd like to try for my family as we love fish! x

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  13. OK, these look amazing !!! I love anything fried, and dipped in batter is just a bonus. It reminds me of tempura, which I also love !

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  14. I love things dipped in batter! I don't eat meat or fish but I love love battered courgettes! x

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  15. Sadly i cannot eat fish but do love vegetable pakoras

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  16. I love fish and this meal sounds and looks fab!
    We will give it a go, thank you for sharing

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  17. Wow I haven't heard of this before, so interesting. The batter looks delicious

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  18. These sound delicious and I love anything deep fried....I really wish I wasn't on a diet!

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