mearl223 On November - 4 - 2009

Goan Fish Cutlets

Shallow-fried tuna cutlets make a perfect snack, appetizer or even a side-dish with your entree.





PrepTime 10mins – CookTime 15mins – Serves 4



Ingredients :
1 tin white/light meat tuna flakes/chunk (or freshly steamed & de-boned shark/tuna fish flakes.)
4 bread slices
1 beaten egg
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup chopped coriander
salt to taste
1/4 tsp garlic-ginger paste
1/4 tsp cumin pwd
1/4 tsp red chili pwd
1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
1/4 tsp pepper pwd
1 finely chopped small onion
1 tbsp vinegar
1-2 chopped green chili
oil to shallow fry


Cooking Instructions:

1, Dry roast onions till transparent & drizzle with very little oil.

2. Add garlic-ginger paste and chilies & fry for a minute.

3. Separate brine from fish and add the spice powders, vinegar, salt, chopped coriander & the fried onion-garlic-ginger mix.

4. Immerse a bread slice in a bowl of water & squeeze it between your palms. Add this to the fish mix & repeat with the other slices.

5. Mash the mix together firmly with your hand (taking palm-fulls and squeezing out through the fingers of your clenched fist each time). If its too dry, add some brine.

6. Make golf-ball size balls & press gently in your palm, roll out along the edge to make a flat round cutlet. Repeat with remaining mixture.

7. Roll each cutlet in the beaten egg followed by bread crumbs, dusting off any excess crumbs.

8. Shallow-fry till golden brown on each side. & serve with any sauce of your choice.

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