Recipe Of The Day: Bhetki Meuniere For Bengali Indulgence

With just the mere mention of Bengali food, I’m transported to the world of fish. From the delicious Doi Machh to Machher Jhol, Bengali fish dishes are the definition of absolute decadence. With their distinct flavours, textures, and aroma, they have managed to win the hearts of all fish lovers. Personally speaking, Bengali fish dishes are my go-to comfort food. Hailing from the neighbouring state of Odisha, I love savouring authentic Odia dishes with Bengali delicacies. For me, there is nothing about Bengali fish dishes to hate. So, with my ardent love for Bengali fish dishes, I present to you a fusion dish made with a variety of fish popularly available in Bengal. The dish is originally French and is quite popular among French food aficionados. Making the Bengali version of this authentic French dish is quite fun and delicious as well. Here’s the recipe for you to try at home. 

Preparation time- 10 minutes 

Cooking time- 15 minutes

Servings- 4


  • 500 grams Bhetki fish 
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour 
  • Juice of 2 lemons 
  • 200 grams butter 
  • 3 tbsp parsley, chopped 
  • 2 tsp black pepper powder 
  • Salt, according to taste


  1. Cut the Bhetki fish into clean fillets and keep them aside. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, add flour, salt and black pepper powder and give them a good mix. 
  3. Coat the fillets in the flour mixture and set them aside. 
  4. Add about 100 grams of butter to a pan and fry the coated fish fillets over medium heat. 
  5. Once the fillets are golden and crisp, remove them from the pan and transfer them to a paper towel. 
  6. Add the remaining butter to the pan and allow it to heat until golden brown. 
  7. Add the lemon juice and parsley to the pan, give it a good mix and pour this mixture over the fried fish fillets. 

You can serve this dish with mashed potatoes and stir-fried veggies and savourer!