I bought some gram flour a while back so that I could prepare some bhajias. Since then, I haven’t cooked bhajias again and I feared my flour would go to waste. I started brainstorming on other ways I could use the flour.
Since, I love making fish fingers and I always coat them with flour, I thought of substituting the flour with the gram flour and boy!!! Need I say more, I have a new way of making fish fingers.
1 1/2 fish fillets cut into finger sizes
1 cup gram flour
1 cup warm water – cold will work perfectly well too
2 tbsp fish masala
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp black pepper
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp ginger, minced
A handful of dhania/coriander/cilantro/parsley finely chopped
Oil for shallow frying – I normally use sunflower oil
In a bowl add in all the dry ingredients, except the dhania and fish.
Mix them, then add the water slowly till you get your desired consistency. I used the whole cup. The paste was the right consistency. Then add the chopped dhania.
As for the fish, remember to salt lightly before dipping them into the paste.
And we are ready to cook.
Start by heating your oil in a pan. As the oil is heating, put the first batch of the fish in the paste.
Cook on each side for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
Drain on a paper towel covered plate.
To be honest, these were the most delicious fish fingers I have ever made. I have to say, it must be the gram flour.
PS: You can coat with breadcrumbs after dipping the fish in the paste.