Topsey Fry ( Fried Mango Fish )

Topsey / Mango fish is available in Bengal during Summer months. Pretty expensive it is, but considered an exotic fish, it is specially served during Bengali New Year Celebration ( Poila Baishakh).



  • Topse Fish – 10
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – As required
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tbsp
  • Green Chilli Paste – 1 tsp
  • Besan / Gram Flour – 1 cup
  • Kalonjee / Kalojeere seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard Oil for frying

Clean and descale the fishes and marinate with Salt and lemon juice for half an hour. Now add the ginger garlic paste, green chilli paste and turmeric powder and marinate the fishes for one hour in the refrigerator.

Make a batter of Gram flour by mixing it with water, salt, a pinch of turmeric. Add the kalonji seeds. Heat oil in a frying pan. Then evenly coat each marinated fish with the batter and deep fry in batches till golden brown.

Serve with rice and daal or enjoy as a snack as well.



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