Nothing fishy about this one…

Spicy fish sticks

I found some lovely Basa fish fillets at the supermarket and my sister immediately decided that she wanted fish fingers for dinner. Now, I try and avoid deep frying as much as I can so I decided to improvise a little on the baked version that we’d once tried. These fish sticks are so yummy, I promise you won’t stop with just one. Serve them with some sour cream, mint chutney or even good ol’ mayo. 
150 gms of Basa fish fillets cut into sticks
1/2 cup of rice flour
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp of tumeric
3/4 tsp of sambar powder (substitute with garam masala if you like)
Juice of one lime
Salt to taste 
Combine all the ingredients except for the oil and rice flour together. Allow the fish to marinate in this mixture for atleast 30 to 60 minutes. Grease a baking tray. Now coat each of the fillets/sticks in rice flour, let this reast for about five minutes. Place them on the baking tray and sprinkle some more oil. Bake for 15 minutes at 200 degrees C. Enjoy hot!
Since there’s hardly any fat or oil in this one, I’m sure it’s eligible for Deepika‘s Healthy Living and Eating event.. 🙂 


  • Chitra September 18, 2011 at 11:16 am

    addition of sambar powder is very unique…nice healthy fish fry…happy to follow u…
    do visit my space when u gettime…

  • Renuka September 19, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Sure 🙂 Will surely visit ur space too! Happy cooking..

  • Lady (Go)diva !!! October 15, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Your entry won a prize in health is wealth. collect your award 🙂

  • Jay October 15, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Hy Renuka,
    first time your space…
    very interesting presentation..
    fish sticks sounds irresistable n delicious..
    Am your happy follower now..;)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  • Renuka October 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Oh yaay! Deeps, I just saw ur comment now.. have been travelling.. can I still collect it?

  • Renuka October 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Jay! Loved ur blog 🙂 can't wait to try out some recipes from urs..

    Happy blogging!


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