Monday, February 14, 2011

Something Spicy for Valentines Day !!!!!!!! - Fish Cutlets

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 !!!!!!!

Fish Cutlet 6


                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.

Fish Cutlet 1

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. 

 Fish Cutlet 2

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Fry the cutlets in medium hot oil.

Fish Cutlet 3

Serve hot with a cup of tea.

Fish Cutlet 4

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.


  1. Aww perfect cutlets..looks crispy and tempting

  2. Heart shaped cutlets looks super delicious..

  3. Happy Valentine Day to you too dear ...cutlets looks yum

  4. Happy V- day wishes Nitha..Cutlets adipoli tto, something savory will def score love too :-)

  5. perfect for valentine's day for fish lovers like me.....

  6. Perfect hearty cutlets....happy valentine's day...

  7. Happy Valentine's Day!
    Perfect and yummy it.

  8. Wow...tempting and amazing..great clicks.. Happy Valentine's day!

  9. Adipoli cutlet..i too posted it few days back. :) Happy valentine'd day Nitha :)

  10. Looks crispy and delicious... loved the shapes... perfect for the day Nitha.

  11. woww... it looks really beautifull.. tuna is my fav.. by the way, your fingers are really beautiful.. happy V'day.. :)

  12. Beautiful heart cutlets..Hope you both had a lovely V day :-)

  13. Lovely cutlets with all "Love"