Sunday, August 25, 2013

Vegetarian Fish Fingers

Here is a recipe from my random Army cookery classes conducted by senior ladies for newbies like me who were stuck at pakoras and potato wafers and could not make another snack to save their lives.
We were first fed these at the lady's house and then taught how to make them so that we were motivated to learn them and actually try them out.
This became a favourite over time and was made again and again for the frequent parties that we hosted for friends and family.

1 glass diluted milk (3/4 milk and 1/4 water is ok)
1/2 glass of dry roasted suji (semolina made from wheat)
4 cloves garlic minced fine
1 cup of grated processed cheese
Salt and pepper to taste.
Oil to grease the tray and to deep fry

Heat milk in a pan, preferably in a karhai.
When it becomes quite hot but is not boiling yet, add the dry roasted suji slowly, mixing well to ensure there are no lumps.
Add the garlic, salt ,pepper and cheese too.
Keep stirring till you get a mass in the pan.
Put it into a greased plate or thali. smooth the surface with a small bowl or spatula so that there is an even layer about 3/4 inch thick all around.
Let it cool.
Cut into fingers. Remove from the plate.
Deep fry in hot oil till a beautiful pink.
Drain on absorbent paper.
Serve with tomato sauce and green chutney.

This quantity is enough to fill one large plate and serve 4-6.

Variation: If you want to make a healthier version, brush them with some oil and bake in an OTG till light pink/brown.

I promise everyone will ask you what went into these.

Sorry, no photo available. It was easier to remember the recipe and write it all down rather than actually make it. Send me the pictures of the end product and I will post their links here. :)


  1. wow I loved to know They conduct cookery classes too :) and the shaky part was VEG fish finger .. sounded like the fish chosen was strictly veg:D
    This is some nice recipe .. will ask my mum to try it .. !! :)
    Thanks for sharing Madhu Ma'm :) !

  2. Wow... this one I too can make... but why there's no fish in it... even if it's a veg dish fish must be added to give fish some respect it deserves :(

    1. This is for those who want to eat 'pretend-fish'. Others can eat real fish.
      Also this must be a fraction of the cost of real fish. So works for all.
      Try it and upload a picture. :)

    2. hahaaaa fish is not that expensive.. at least not most of those river fishes... what to try?? ;-)


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