One of the best party appetizers and snacks for evening tea, Kerala style Fish Cutlet calls for a simple and quick recipe. Take a bite of this 'crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside' cutlets and there will be no looking back!
I have always felt that Fish Cutlets are apt for the Lays commercial caption - No one can eat just one! 🙂 I am a huge fan of Kerala Style non-vegetarian cutlets and give me a dozen, I can clean up the plate!!! But there was a period in life when I never tasted any type of patties, samosas, cutlets or even Shawarma. I can't even think about having been too late for these mouthwatering foods. Ah, what a miss!
Things changed for me when I tried the Fish and Beef cutlets from the popular restaurant chain in Kerala - The Indian Coffee House. The cutlets are served with pickled beets and onions and it is a must-have on your visit to Kerala.
Apart from being a regular tea-time snack, cutlets especially Fish cutlet
One can shape the cutlets in any form they want. Use a cookie cutter to form heart-shaped ones or roll to make bite-sized rolls. You can even make it into a round or oval shapes.
How to Prepare Fish Cutlets
Cooking fish cutlets is similar to chicken cutlets. One should use meaty/fleshy fish chunks for making them. The best fishes for this recipe would be Tuna (
Steam or cook the cleaned fish pieces in a little water with salt and turmeric powder. Meanwhile, prepare the cutlet mixture by sauteing finely chopped onion with ginger, curry leaves, turmeric powder, and garam masala.
Shred cooked fish and add it to the above mixture. Saute and let it cook for a couple of minutes. Add boiled and mashed potatoes and mix well. Cook for a few minutes more so that spices are well subsumed.
Once cooled down, let's shape and bind the cutlets. Take a small portion of the mixture and make the desired shape. Dip in a beaten egg and then coat well with breadcrumbs. Deep fry until golden.
Kerala Style Fish Cutlet Recipe:Print
- Total Time: 0 hours
- Yield: 4 1x
Kerala Style delicious fish cutlets cooked in traditional Indian spices
- 250 gms Tuna or any fleshy fish, cleaned and cut into pieces
- ½ tsp Turmeric powder (for cooking fish)
- Salt, to taste
- 2 tbsp Coconut oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp Ginger, grated
- 2 tbsp Curry leaves, finely chopped
- ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
- ¼ tbsp Garam masala powder
- 1 medium Potato, boiled and mashed (or grated)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- Oil, for deep frying
- Steam or cook the cleaned fish pieces in a little water with salt and turmeric powder.
- In a pan, add coconut oil.
- Saute onion, ginger, curry leaves, turmeric powder, and garam masala.
- Shred cooked fish and add it to the above mixture.
- Saute and let it cook for a couple of minutes.
- Add boiled and mashed potatoes and mix well.
- Cook for a few minutes more so that spices are well subsumed.
- Once cooled down, let's shape and bind the cutlets. Take a small portion of the mixture and make the desired shape.
- Dip in a beaten egg and then coat well with breadcrumbs.
- Deep fry until golden.
- Relish the cutlets with pickled onion, beets and ketchup.
- Prep Time: 0 hours
- Cook Time: 0 hours
- Category: Appetizer/Snack
- Cuisine: Kerala
Do not have breadcrumbs? Use coarsely ground corn flakes! I used that!
Instead of mashed potatoes, I grate the boiled potatoes to avoid any lumps. I do not like biting into chunks of potatoes in a cutlet.
Serve the cutlets with pickled onions, beets, and tomato ketchup.
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That's all for now!
Have you had Kerala style cutlets? Have you made it at home?
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The Love of Spice says
I love Fish Cutlets (almost as much as I love Chicken cutlets, which is saying a LOT 😀 ) and these look so tempting!
Rachna Parmar says
Yum! They look absolutely delicious, Shalini.
Thank you very much 🙂
Vidhya Thakkar says
Woow! Seems like an interesting dish
abhijit ray says
Now you are talking. Fish cutlet and chicken cutlet they are so yummy!
Roshan Radhakrishnan says
Just reading that description of making cutlets makes me hungry...
Manas Mukul says
My father used to love them - Nice recipe and pics.