Halal Fish and Chips

 Halal Fish and Chips

One of the most popular dishes of England is their Fish n Chips. Fish that is filleted is coated in flour and dipped into a batter and deep fried. I love my fish n chips piping hot and seasoned well. Sometimes, the fish n chips that you get in food joints does not match your expectations. That's when I started making them at home. The original recipe requires beer in the batter. The carbon dioxide helps the batter to be light and airy. Since beer is not an option for us, I use baking soda, and always gives me the best crunchy fish. I have used frozen fish fillet (that is mostly cod or haddock fish) here, you may use fresh fillet of cod, cream dory, tilapia etc

The chips in this dish is usually on the thicker side, with thick slices or that of thicker French fries. I like my fries thin, so I have cut them thin, you may prepare the thick ones. And most of the time, the fish n chips is served with mushy peas, but as my family is not very fond of peas, I made the corn on the cob instead with steamed beans. You may use any choice of your favorite dip, I usually have it with mayo garlic, but I forgot to place it in the frame of my picture.

Have them piping hot, and your kids will love them too!

Ingredients :

  • 2-3 Frozen/ Fresh Fish Fillet (Cod, haddock etc) 
  • Corn on the cob
  • Beans 
  • Potaties, for chips

For the batter:

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour  
  • 1/4 Corn Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • Salt, as required
  • Freshly crushed Black Pepper
  • Water

For the dry flour mix:

  • 1/4 Corn Flour
  • 1/4 All Purpose flour
  • Salt, as required 
  • Pepper powder, as required


  • 2 Medium-Large Potatoes
  • Salt, as required
  • Oil for frying


  1. Chop up the potatoes (thick pieces, I like them tin), and wash the potatoes well, to remove any excess starch. Boil and cook them in hot water for around 5-6 minutes on low.
  2. In a bowl of ice water, add the half cooked potatoes and allow them to cool.
  3. Once cool, drain them and place the potatoes on a kitchen towel and allow to dry.

  4. Place another kitchen towel above the potatoes to soak up any excess moisture.
  5. Fry the chips for 8-10 minutes or until when mixed with a slotted spoon, the chips feel cooked, you may drain the cjips onto a dry kitchen towel ans fry again for a couple of minutes on low for that added crispness.
  6. Combine the ingredients under batter and mix well to make a loose battery but not watery too. Set aside.
  7. Cut the fish Fillet lengthwise in half and half them again as well. If the strips are too long, cut them horizontally again. Now coat the fish in the dry mix and dip them in the batter and fry immediately in hot oil for around 4 minutes on each side.

  8. Serve the fried fish hot with crispy chips, boiled corn on the cob and / steamed beans or mushy peas. 


 Ps: You may add your choice of seasonings too  

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