Quick-Fix Fish Cutlets | How to make Quick-Fix Fish Cutlets

By Shanti Petiwala  |  4th Aug 2015  |  
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About Quick-Fix Fish Cutlets Recipe

Who doesn’t love quick-fix meals? And when it is crunchy, spicy, savoury (chatpata) and fried what more can one ask for? I discovered tinned tuna during my childhood when one of my mum’s friends had made some amazing Tuna-Mayo sandwiches and cutlets. I savour the taste of fish cutlets in general and this is a super easy way of making them without all the trouble of going to the market, cleaning the fish and cooking it. I like to use the tuna preserved in oil – it is tastier and lends a softer texture to the dish. All you need to do is bind the flaked fish with spices and coat in bread crumbs and shallow fry.

Quick-Fix Fish Cutlets

Ingredients to make Quick-Fix Fish Cutlets

  • 100 ml tin of Tuna
  • or any other fish (preferably preserved in oil)
  • ½ an onion minced
  • 1 Green chilli minced
  • ĵ inch ginger minced
  • ĵ tsp minced garlic
  • A handful of coriander minced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 egg
  • ĵ cup Bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp oil

How to make Quick-Fix Fish Cutlets

  1. Strain tuna and using a fork, flake it lightly. Transfer this to a bowl along with onion, chili, ginger, garlic and coriander.
  2. Mix and add salt, pepper and lime juice. Add beaten egg and combine well. Heat enough oil in sauce pan to deep fry patties.
  3. Deep fry tuna patties until nice brown and crunchy, by making flat patties of tuna mixture and coating them with breadcrumbs.

My Tip:

I have also used shredded leftover fried fish to make this dish. So it is quite versatile.

Reviews for Quick-Fix Fish Cutlets (3)

Sagaymary Stephen3 years ago


Yasmin Battiwala4 years ago


Sujata Limbu4 years ago

this looks delicious! can't wait to try it