Monday, February 18, 2013

Tuna cutlet / fish cutlet

 
Last weekend it was raining here so much and later that day in the evening while I was having my cup of tea watching the rain outside I had some nostalgic feeling ...it was about the hot , yummy cutlets I used to eat from Indian coffe house back home...I had eaten a lot of cutlets from the coffee house  as well as their parcel cutlets( take away ones ) .Take away ones were usually wrapped  in banana leaves  with a news paper wrap outside.They also had a tomato ketchup which was sweet and delicious to go with it, It was heavenly combination  for me.The banana leaves gives a nice flavour to the cutlet and it  tasted awesome.Coming back to todays topic, so after that day I wanted to eat  some cutlets badly and thats  when I decided to make some myself, and I should say it  was defintely a winner and we  loved it !  
 
 
Ingredients (for 8  cutlets )
 
Canned tuna - 1 can (160 gm)
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 small
Potato - 2-3 small
Ginger minced - 1 tsp
Garlic minced - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Redchilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Salt
Egg -1
Bread crumbs ( as required )
oil for deep frying
 
Method
1.Peel and boil poataoes. Mash and keep it aside.
2.In a saucepan add some oil sputter fennnel seeds, add minced  ginger, curry leaves and saute for a minute.
3.Add finely chopped onions and saute until soft.
4.Add minced garlic and saute for a minute.
5.Add all the spice powders , drained  tuna chunks and saute for about 5-8 minutes
6.Finally add mashed poatoes , mix well and turn off the flame.
7.Shape them into little balls and flaten them out a little to get a circle shape, dip them in beaten egg to give a coating and finally in the bread crumbs .

8.Deep fry them until golden and crispy .
 
 

19 comments:

Shema George said...

beautiful cutlets dear...love the presentation on banana leaves

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious snack looks wonderful one of our favourite

Amina said...

wow... fabulous looking cutlets... delicious!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply delicious and crispy cutlets. Amazing preparation.
Deepa

Maha Gadde said...

very innovative recipe dear..beautiful header.

Mélange said...

Looks awesome..Loved the recipe and am bookmarking this.Thank you Vineetha for sharing.

Vimitha Anand said...

Its my favorite. Wishing for some now wth hot tea

Uma Ramanujam said...

I miss canned tuna here. During my stay at abraod, I used prepare it often by shallow frying it. Looks totally tempting.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

This looks fantastic, nicely presented too...

Julie said...

One of my favorite cutlets too,ravile thanne kothipichuuu...yummmmmmmmy on the banana leaves,banana leaves itself makes us nostalgic,alle?? I too just posted one in banana leaf :)

Suja Manoj said...

Kothiyavunnu,tempting snack.

Swathi Iyer said...

Adipoli cutlet, nalla round aayitu vannutittundu. crispy too. Pinnae vazhiyla, kollam.

divya said...

this looks fabulous... mouth watering...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Adipoli cutlets...Kandittu kothi varunnu...Beautifully presented..

Manju said...

Tuna cutlets are my absolute fav...even little kids love them when I take it to friends homes :-) Love your presentation...
DSLR nalla pole use cheyyan padichallo...pics are looking great!

Regards,
Manju
http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

pepper bowl said...

Perfect crispy cutlets..looks very soft and crunchy...btw, started following your blog, glad if you do the same...

Teena Mary said...

Cripy & tasty looking cutlets!!

Anonymous said...

My family's favorite cutlet. In fact I only make Tuna cutlets :). I wish to have some now...I can eat them at any time :)

Ethnic Food said...

Nice awesome post. I love reading it