Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets

By Kishorah Zaufer  |  19th Sep 2015  |  
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About Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets Recipe

This is a famous short eats of sri lanka. We make this cutlet at home when ever our relatives from srilanka brings us the tin fish usually tuna variety with other goodies.. Though it's a lil painful to open up the tin! The taste and the melt in mouth feel is absolutely divine. Let's move on to the recipe..

The delicious and mouthwatering Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets is a famous dish of world and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets. Kishorah Zaufer shared this Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets recipe which is perfect to serve for 5 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets

Ingredients to make Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets

  • Tuna Tin Fish - 200gm (after draining the salt water)
  • Potatoes - 2 - 3 big ones boiled and mashed
  • Big onion - 1 Finely chopped
  • ginger Garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • curry leaves - 2 spring
  • Red chili powder - 1 tbsp
  • jeera powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • turmeric powder - 2 tsp
  • Sombu/saunf powder - 2 tsp
  • Black pepper powder - 2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • lime juice - 1 tbsp
  • salt - to taste
  • oil - to deep fry
  • To Bind:
  • eggs - 1 or 2
  • Bread crumbs - 1 cup

How to make Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets

  1. Boil the potatoes until done and keep it aside to cool down.
  2. Now heat a pan pour in some oil add onions, tear or mince the curry leaves with kitchen scissors and sautee for 2 - 3 mins on medium heat.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and stir well n sautee until raw smell leaves.
  4. Now add in the tuna (it's important to drain out the brine i.e. salt water completely from the fish) stir well and allow it cook for 5 mins.
  5. Now peel the potatoes and mash them using a fork it's ok if the potatoes are in small chunks here & there.
  6. Now add the masala's - Red chilli powder, turmeric powder, sombu powder, black pepper powder and garam masala to the fish one by one and combine everything together.
  7. After a minute add in the mashed potatoes and mix well on medium heat.
  8. Add salt to taste and mix well and swtich off the flame and later add the lime juice and mix. it well and allow it to cool to make them into cutlets.
  9. Now once the mixture is cooled, make small patties and set aside.
  10. Whisk the egg in large bowl and set aside. Place the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl and set aside, Dip each fish patties into the beaten egg.Coat in breadcrumbs and place on a tray.
  11. Heat the oil in a large frying pan in medium heat and when the oil is hot enough fry the cutlets one by one until golden brown. Drain the excess in oil in kitchen tissue.
  12. Serve this fish cutlet hot or warm with the tomato ketch up and with a cup of hot tea.

My Tip:

The most important part when you are forming the cutlet , to make sure you don't have any cracks on your cutlet. If you have a crack then the cutlet will burst & open when it´s frying.

Reviews for Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets (2)

Annie Thomas4 years ago

looks yumm

ashwini patel5 years ago

Looks yum :D Do we need to deep fry these cutlets?