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Basa Fish Smiley

Not only potatoes can smile, fishes can also smile ;)
Yeah ! These smileys are prepared using Basa Fish fillets along with a boiled and mashed potato. The quantity of chilli powder used in this recipe is very less as this is kids friendly one but to make it spicy, include extra 1/2 tsp of chilli powder. The technique of eyes and smile is adapted from one of my co - blogger's webpage ( yummy tummy ). This is a perfect evening or party snack for kids and can be served with tomato sauce.

Ingredients :

1 Big Potato ( which is used for French fries )  
1 Basa Fish Fillet, chopped
1/2 Tsp Chilli powder 
Less then 1/4 Tsp Oregano, dried herb
Salt to taste 
Oil for deep frying 

Method :

Boil potato in a microwave for 10 minutes or pressure cook it for 3 - 4 whistles.

Once done, Peel the skin and grate the boiled potato.

Grind the chopped basa fish to a fine paste and add it to the grated potato.

Add chilli powder followed by oregano and required amount of salt. Mix well.

Add corn flour to the fish - potato mixture and mix well.

Cover it with cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins to 1 hour.

Remove from the refrigerator and divide the mixture into equal sized small balls.

Take one ball and flatten gently using palm. ( Apply oil on palm, if the mixture is little sticky ).

Use straw to make two holes ( eyes ) and spoon to shape up a smiley lips.

Repeat the process for the remaining balls and freeze it for 15 - 30 minutes.

Heat sufficient amount of oil for frying and deep fry them in batches till it turns crispy in a medium flame.

Drain the excess oil using kitchen towel and serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve wit Tomato sauce. 


  1. Cool !
    The smilies are yummy and inviting.

  2. These are so cute Priya! I am sure kids of all ages will happily eat these!

  3. How cute those smileys looks. Kids will go crazy if they see these smilies. Fantastic job sis.

  4. The smilies look super cute and inviting Prita..lovely share !

  5. First of all they look so cute. Its a nice idea to add basa to a regular smiley. Love it.

  6. The smileys look so cute, adding fish is a great idea for those who love fish.

  7. How cute are these. My son loves fish and he would definitey be happy to see this :)

  8. The smiley look so cute. I have to try this with potatoes.

  9. They look so cute, children will definitely love them.

  10. Wow! This is so so son will be very happy to have one smiley fishy :)

  11. These cute smileys are a great to the kids... Lovely

  12. Smiley get instant attention, you sure did manage to sneak in some good stuff too.


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