Homemade Fish Sticks with Shivani's Vindaloo Masala Spice

Homemade Fish Sticks with Shivani's Vindaloo Masala Spice

Make these delicious fish sticks in 25 to 30 minutes using real fish fillets. I can do it faster, actually, but I’m a kitchen Ninja. Keep practicing, and you can get your kitchen ninja award also!



  • 1-pound fish fillets
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large eggs, whisked
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Shivani’s Vindaloo Masala Spice
  • 2 cups vegetable oil, for frying


Cut and season the fish: To prep the fish, cut fish into strips about 3 inches long strips and 1/2-inch thick. Rub fish strips well with salt and Shivani’s Vindaloo masala.


Coat the fish: 

  • Place the flour, whisked eggs, and panko crumbs in three separate bowls.
  • Toss fish with all-purpose flour to coat.
  • Then transfer fish and coat well with eggs.
  • Finally, move on to the panko breadcrumbs and really press the breadcrumbs on the fish so they have a good crust.
  • Transfer the coated fingers to the baking sheet. Keep the fish strips aside while you warm up the oil.


Heat the oil:

  • Over medium heat, heat enough oil in a skillet to fill the pan about 1 1/2- to 2-inches deep. We are going to shallow fry.
  • Add a few breadcrumbs in the oil and if they sizzle and come to top, it means your oil is ready.


 Fry the fish sticks: 

  • When oil is hot, add fish sticks side by side, and make sure it is not too crowded. Even if this means you need to cook in two batches.
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes.  After this, the fish sticks should be nicely browned on the underside and can be flipped.
  • Flip and cook for another 3 minutes on the second side. Then remove and let cool on a few paper towels.  Cook the second batch if needed..
  • Serve! 
  • Serve fish sticks while warm along with chutneys and yogurt, if using. If you make the fish sticks in advance, reheat them in a 350°F oven for a few minutes until they are warmed through.


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All Shivani's Kitchen Spice blends are salt-free and gluten-free!  Made in Nova Scotia.