I got a set of heart shaped cookie cutters and had plans to prepare something sweet.. cookies/cakes.. And finally ended up in cutlets JJJ
Wish you all a Happy Valentines Day !!!!!!!
Canned Tuna/any fish -- 2 cans (0.5 kg)
Potato -- 2 medium size
Onions -- 2 medium size
Green chilies -- 4-6
Garlic -- 2 cloves
Ginger -- 1/2 inch piece
Black pepper -- 2 tsp
Garam masala -- 1 tsp
Coriander leaves -- 1 stalk
Egg white -- 1
Bread crumbs -- 1 cup
Oil -- as required to fry
Salt -- to taste
Yields :– 15 – 17 cutlets.
Preparation of the cutlet:
If you are using canned fish, open the can, drain the liquid and keep it aside. If using fresh fish, cook the fish with salt and a pinch of turmeric and pepper. Remove the skin and bones, flake the flesh and keep aside.
Peel the potatoes and pressure cook them for about 3 –4 whistles and let it cool. Finely chop the onions, garlic,ginger and green chillies into small pieces. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add the chopped items. Saute until the onions are translucent.Add salt and garam masala and fry for a couple of minutes. Add the fish and fry for another 5 – 8 minutes. Switch off the flame and add pepper and mix well.
Mash the potatoes well, with no lumps and add to the fish mixture. Also add the chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Check for salt & pepper and adjust according to your taste.
Beat the egg white and keep aside. Also have the bread crumbs in a plate.
Make lemon size balls out of the fish mixture and make it into desired shape. Dip this in the egg white mix and then coat it with bread crumbs.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Fry the cutlets in medium hot oil.
Serve hot with a cup of tea.
Tip: If the mix is watery (this depends on the type and water content in the onions and mashed potatoes), you can add in required amount of bread crumbs into it until you get it in the required consistency. If it is not of the right consistency, it might get shredded in the oil.