Jul 9, 2013

Fish Cutlets / Fish Kabab(Kebab) / Fried Fish Patties / Indian Fish Cakes

I love cutlets, they are so addictive. We make veggie cutlets often at home and i love it. You can check it here. I have a friend who brings cutlets made of fish and mutton very often. Even though i am not a big fan of fish cutlets, i love her mutton cutlets. I always wanted to blog about that two recipe here in my blog, because i know there are so many fish lovers out there.

Last week when i made fish briyani, i had some leftover fish lying around. So i thought to give this cutlet a try. It is so simple to make, there is just simple stuffs going in this recipe. Finally the cutlets came out so yummy and my sisters loved it so much. The cool thing about this is, you can make the cutlet patties and freeze them, so whenever you need them, you can just fry them and serve.

Preparation Time: 30 mins( includes cooking fish)
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Makes: 8 to 10 patties


Fish - 1 cup boiled or fried ( deboned and shredded)
Potatoes - 2 medium size (boiled, peeled and mashed)
Onion - 1 small finely chopped finely
Green Chilli - 1 finely chopped finely
Curry leaves - 1 spring chopped finely
Oil - 1 tsp + for deep frying
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - 1/2 cup chopped finely
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Breadcrumbs - 1.5 cup
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1/2 cup
Cornflour / Cornstarch - 1/4 cup
Water as needed to make thin batter


Heat 1tsp oil in a kadai. Add in onions, chilli and curry leaves and saute for a min. 

Add in chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt and cook for 30 sec. Now the masala in done.

Take boiled mashed potatoes, shredded fish, coriander leaves and sauted onion mixture in a bowl and mix well.

Take small portions and shape them into patties and set aside.

Now take maida, cornflour and water in a bowl and mix them well to a thin paste.Take breadcrumbs in a bowl and keep it ready.

Now take the patties and dip them first in maida batter and then in breadcrumbs. Let the breadcrumbs coat on all sides and arrange them in plate.

Put this in fridge for a good 30 mins if required. Or else you can fry them immediately.

Heat oil for deep frying. Once it is hot Fry the cutlets till it is golden brown on all sides.

Drain them and Serve with ketchup.

Take all your ingredients

Start by sauteing onions, curryleaves and chillies

Cook till it is translucent

Add in salt, chilli powder and garam masala powder

Cook for 30 more sec.

Add that to potatoes, coriander leaves and cooked fish

Mix them around

Shape into small patties

Now time for some dipping and dunking

Take fish cutlets and dip them in flour mixture

Once you are dipped

Roll them in breadcrumbs

All rolled

Heat oil for frying

Fry the fish cutlets

Till they are golden on both sides



  1. Droolworthy kebabs, soo tempting.

  2. Delicious and crispy fish kabab.

  3. Can we dip in egg instead of flour mixture?

  4. Can we use our hands to break fried fish just to make them small?

  5. Thank you for such a lovely recipe. I was wondering what to do with left over fish and this worked out fine. I'm 23 and this was my first attempt at making cutlets. Thank you :)

  6. Which fish did you use in this recipe?


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