Crispy Kohila

Crispy Kohila

Batter fried crispy kohila with a dreamy sweet and spicy crunch. It’s a whole new twist on an old favourite!

  • Recipe serves:5 to 6
  • Preparation Time10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time15 Minutes


  • 200g kohila
  • 2 sachets Knorr Maldive Fish Powder Mix
  • 100g wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon chilli pieces
  • ½ cup beetroot extract
  • 1 chopped onion
  • A handful of chopped curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to mix
  • Oil to deep fry


  • Cut kohila into thin slices.
  • Grind beetroot and strain the extract.
  • Mix flour, Knorr Maldive Fish Powder Mix, turmeric, chilli pieces, onion and curry leaves together. Add water gradually and mix till a semi-thick batter forms. Correct seasoning.
  • Pour beetroot extract over sliced kohila and let it absorb the liquid until it turns red in colour.
  • Heat the oil and dip the marinated kohila into the batter.
  • Fry till golden brown.
  • This quick and easy recipe takes just 25 minutes to prepare and serve!

    Chef’s Tip:

    You may substitute chick pea flour with wheat flour for a different flavour. But note that it is crunchier with the wheat flour.