kurmure kachki machh (crunchy kachki fish)

Kachki maach is a kind of small fish available in Bengal. When fried, it becomes very crispy and needless to say, its taste is awesome. We usually have it simply fried, but in this one I have added a zing to it by marinating the fish with some drops of Tabasco sauce.


  • Kachki fish – 300 gms
  • Onion – 1 pc
  • Tabasco Sauce – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt and Turmeric – 1/2 tsp each
  • Maida / All purpose flour – 1 tbsp
  • Oil for frying

Wash the fishes thoroughly to remove all the dirts and impurities.

Marinate the fishes with salt and turmeric and keep it aside for 15-20 minutes.

Add Tabasco sauce and mix it well. Sprinkle maida over the marinated fish and mix well so the each fish is evenly covered with a thin layer of maida.

Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the fishes. Remove them and keep them  aside.

Cut the onion into thin strips and fry them in the same pan.


Once the onion in crisp, add the already fried fish to it and fry them together. Adjust the seasoning. your kurmure kachki machh is ready………………. .