Hardly the best pic, shot by my phone camera in a hurry in the orange light just before being devoured. But this version of Calcutta's popular breaded fish fry made in my London kitchen was no less delicious. Crisp outside, as you bite into it, first you will taste the soft fleshy white fish and then the taste of masalas in which this fish is marinated before being breaded.
It's a Calcutta classic, the ultimate fusion of Anglo Bengali cooking styles. It's available everywhere in the city, from the posh clubs, to local joints and of course the restaurants of Park Street. Bijoli Grill, the caterer who started the trend of catering in Calcutta made the fish fry a must have on wedding menus. Soon the gastronomic Bengalis were judging the standard of a wedding feast by the quality of the fish fry it served. The parameters were many, which fish is used, for the best quality it had to be Bhetki or Barramundi, how fresh the fish was, how deftly it was filleted (fish markets had special Bhetki filleting mongers), whether the marinade was right, how perfectly it was fried, whether it was greasy, the list went on and on. Needless to say every Calcuttan has that perfect fish fry which s/he had eaten once and forever was in search for.
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