Being from the state of Orissa where fish is the staple food, we are so used to eating fish and we even enjoy eating fish eggs and fish oil . Fish eggs are available only during the breeding season and really delicious when prepared nicely.
So here is a simple recipe to make fitters out of fish eggs which is really simple and delicious.
- Fish Eggs: From one fish ( not sure how much it weighed for us)
- Green chili: 2-3 finely chopped ( adjust as per taste)
- Onion: 1 small Finely chopped
- Garlic: 2 crushed
- Besan: 2 tbsp (add a little at a time till you reach a good consistency)
- salt: as per taste
- turmeric powder: 1 tsp
- Chilli powder: 1 tsp
- Oil for cooking.
Put all the ingredients except the oil in a bowl and mix together.
You will have to use a fork to mash up the fish eggs and make the whole thing into a thick paste.
Heat oil in a shallow pan or tawa .
Add a spoon full of the mix in the tawa and adjust the shape.
Repeat the step till you have a few fitters in the pan without over crowding it.
Cover and cook on medium to low flame for 2-3 minutes .
Remove the cover and flip the filters and cook till golden brown from all sides and cooked through.
Remove from heat and enjoy is hot .
It goes very well with pakhala but we enjoy it as an appetizer while we are waiting for the fish tone cooked for lunch :)
Till then happy blogging