Fishy Tales

//Fishy Tales

Fishy Tales

A Macher Fry (Fish) is a staple at any self respecting celebration worth its salt in Calcutta. Flaky Bekti fish is expertly cut into fillets by the Fish monger – thickness of which depends on the generosity of the host.. then marinated with a paste of lemon juice, green chillis, ginger, garlic and coriander. These are then dipped in egg and crumbed and fried usually in hot mustard oil and served with a salad and kasundi – that tangy, pungent mustard and raw mango sauce typical of Bengal. If on the other hand you wanted a Bekti fry in the dining room of a club in Calcutta – you got something a lot more Colonial – much thicker pieces of fish which have a hint of coriander and lemon but not much else by the way of spice. Crumbed and fried, these come with freshly made chips, the house special tartare sauce and peas …

Our dinner tonight was a mixture of the East and West … the fish was marinated with a hint of coriander and lemon juice, crumbed and fried but served with a dollop of Kasundi which my sister obligingly carries back from me.. Heaven on a plate! #friedfish #realindianfood #fishfry #macherfry #homestyle #homemadehappiness #pescatarian #cookinglesson #surreycookeryschool

2018-04-30T20:17:08+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|