Kachki Peyaji – Small fish fritters

We get these tiny silvery fishes in our local market, which are known as ‘Kachki’ fish. Quite expensive they are, but quite tasty as well. They can be cooked in a number of ways. You can fry them with some onions and green chilli and have it as a crunchy side dish. It makes very good bati chorchori too apart from regular ‘Aloo Peyaj chorchori’.
Got some very fresh one today and hubby dearest asked me to cook it soon to get the best of fresh taste. So decided to make fritters out of these kachki fish. Came out really well.



  • Kachki Fish – 200 gms, cleaned
  • Onion – 2, sliced
  • Green Chilli – 2-3, chopped
  • Tomato – 1, chopped
  • Coriander leaves – a handful, chopped
  • Besan / Gram flour, to bind
  • Salt

Mix all the ingredients except Besan or Gram flour and marinate for 30 minutes.


Sprinkle some besan so that the ingredients are just bind together. Take a spoonful of the mixture and shallow fry till golden brown from both sides.


Serve hot as an accompaniment.