Fish Cutlets

Fish cutlets

Ingredients (Makes 25 cutlets)

1. Fish (wild salmon / tilapia / king fish etc) – 250 – 300 gm, cut into pieces

2. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder – 3/4 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

Wsater – 2 tbsp

Salt – As required

3. Coconut oil – 1.5 tbsp

4. Onion – 3/4 cup, finely chopped

Ginger – 3/4 tsp, minced

Garlic – 4 large,

Green chilies – 2 – 3, minced

Curry leaves – 5 – 6, finely chopped

5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder – 3/4 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – To taste

6. Potato – 3 medium

7. Eggs – 1 – 2, beaten with a tiny pinch of salt

8. Bread crumbs – 1.5 cup


1. Rinse and wash the potatoes well. Halve them and pressure-cook for 1 – 2 whistles. Open the cooker after 10 – 15 minutes. Peel off the skin and mash well using a potato masher.

2. Meanwhile combine the fish pieces with ingredients numbered 2. Cook for 10 – 12 minutes until completely done. Mince well in a mixie or using a spatula (if the fish has bones, remove it before shredding).

3. Heat 1.5 tbsp oil n a pan/kadai. Add finely chopped onion, ginger, garlic, green chilly and curry leaves. Saute until onion starts to change color. Add the spice powders numbered 5  and cook for a few seconds until their raw smell leaves. Add cooked fish and saute until dry. Add mashed potatoes and mix well. Taste check for salt. Cook for a minute and switch off. Cool down the mixture.

3.  Make small balls out of the fish-potato mixture. Make desired shapes out of them . Dip each one in beaten egg and then coat with bread crumbs. Deep or shallow fry in oil until browned. Drain on a paper towel. Serve warm with tomato ketchup or onion salad/challas.

Fish cutlets

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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