Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fish Cutlets

Fish cutlets is another page from my mom's recipes and a hot favourite in my family through all generations. They are delicious and can be served as starters or snacks or finger foods for babies. They can also be included as part of a school lunch.
They are absolutely unforgettable and have you asking for more.
I have used Indian mackerels, you can use any fleshy fish, preferably with less thorns to save you the trouble.

3 Indian mackerels
1 onion
8-10 cloves of garlic
1 tsp ginger paste
1 potatoes
1 green chilli
1 egg
1/4 tsp ground red chilli
1/2 tsp garam masala
Juice of 1lemon
Fresh coriander chopped fine
Freshly ground pepper
Salt to taste

For Frying-
Bread crumbs/Rice flour

  • Steam/pressure cook the fish. when cool enough to handle, separate the thorns from the flesh and flake.
  • Boil potatoes, when cool enough to handle, peel and mash.
  • Mince garlic, onion and green chilli.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and saute the minced onion, garlic, chilli and ginger paste.
  • Mix all the ingredients together and combine well.

  • Here's what the mixture will look like. Taste and check for spice levels and salt and hint of sourness.
  • Shape into cutlets and roll in breadcrumbs and press firmly.
  • Heat oil in a skillet for frying and fry the cutlets on both sides till crisp.

  •  Serve hot with sauce.
Have you made fish cutlets? How do you serve them? Do share.


  1. Those fish cutlets look scrumptious, my family would definitely love these!

  2. Shirley, I guess that whole plate is for me :) I really would love them, especially with chili sauce....mmm

  3. I'm drooling looking at the picture, great way to make fish. You have a great blog. Have fun cooking and baking!

  4. Those are so pretty. The sauce looks like ketchup, so I'm thinking maybe my sons would be tempted. Much healthier than their ordinary fare.

  5. YUM! these look delicious and came out so perfectly!

  6. I've made Thai Tod Mun fish cakes and like them a lot.

  7. i'm not a fish person. but i can never resist any perfetly fried fish cake. especially something like yours which comes with so much spice, means super flavorful!

  8. Your fish cutlets look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. it's so delicious!my mother cooks fish in the same mod,but uses different spicies.

  10. Wow this is awesome. Always out and about looking for simple recipes to follow. And Indian cuisine is yummy. Thanks for sharing.

    ps: following you on nwb. do follow me too =).

  11. I like these. Haven't eaten this for a long, long time. Goes very well with garlic chilli sauce.

  12. No doubt! These look so perfectly done. Can almost smell it over here LOL! Btw, did you make extra for all of us? hehe..... Well, let's Kristy teach you more about SHARING! Sharing just not about food but about body weight, waist length....haha....

  13. This is really yummy. I used to cook this at home with our Chinese ingredients. Would like to try your recipe - Thanks!

  14. I have a bottle of key lime flavored hot sauce from AE foods in my fridge that is SCREAMING to be used on these. Thanks so much for sharing!

  15. Lol Kristy! You are the funniest!

  16. I LOVE the Indian flavor profile in this. So much better than your standard fish cakes!

  17. hi shirley, the cutlets look yummy . can tinned fish (tuna) be used instead of the indian mackerels?

  18. Hey Anon,
    You can give it a shot with tinned tuna, I havent tried that, but do let me know how it goes.

  19. delicious Shirley we make the same way but we dip it in batter then deep fry perfect snack

  20. did anybody tried fish cutlets with coconut-peanut or pudina cutney...awesome combination...just try next time...



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