Feb 6, 2012

Fish Cutlet!!!!

Hi guys!!!!

Cutlets used to be a staple snack item in my school canteen. Also, every bakery back in my home town made delicious cutlets. I have always liked every version of the cutlets made. Especially, the ones that are sold by friends on our school mission sales day. Every kid in school had to sell some delicacy or set up some kind of stall and make money that would be contributed to the needy every year around Christmas. We used to have fun along with contributing to charity. Those were fun days......

Now coming back to the cutlets. Last week, I was browsing for recipe ideas with fish and it hit me that I had not tried non-vegetarian cutlets. So, with the usual doubts when cooking something for the first time I made up my mind to prepare fish cutlets. I tried them with Salmon and any hard fleshed fish would be ideal for this dish. The cutlets turned out really well and vanished from the plates in no time. Actually, we were watching The King's Speech on TV and the final speech was just about to start when I turned the stove off and set the plates on the table. And, before the speech was half way through I was cleaning up the empty plates :-) I guess that is enough stories and lets take a look at the recipe.


Fish fillets (boneless) - 200 gms
Potato - 1 big
Onion - 1
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Egg white - 1
Breadcrumbs - as required
Salt - as required
Oil - for deep frying


1. Pressure cook or microwave the potato and set aside to cool.
2. Boil the fish with enough water, salt and turmeric powder for about 5-7 minutes and turn off heat.
3. When the cooked fish has cooled, shred the fish into tiny chunks.
4. Mash the potatoes and keep it ready.
5. Mix the mashed potatoes, shredded fish, chopped onion, pepper powder, salt and garam masala and mix well.
6. Make tiny balls about the size of golf balls and press them into small patties.
7. Heat the oil on medium high.
8. Now, dip each cutlet in the egg white followed by patting it on breadcrumbs and finally add it in the oil.
9. Cook till golden brown and turn over and cook evenly. Repeat the same with all the cutlets in batches.

Serve with tomato ketchup. Makes a delicious evening snack.


  1. first time here..keep up the good work!
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  2. You made me nostalgic thinking about our school days!! They were fun-filled and care free days right? And the cutlets look so perfectly made and yummy :)

  3. hi alagu...your fish cutlets look absolutely yummy!!glad i came across ur blog...Im new to the blogging world as well......pls visit me at

  4. super :) i have a draft waiting to be posted :) of fish cutlets :)


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