Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spicy Tuna Fish Cutlets

For a change I decide to post something savoury today .This is something we make as a snack and it is quite popular  in South India . Cutlets are mostly made with chicken or beef but I always make it with canned tuna because it is quite easy and very tasty too so here goes ...........


2 cans of tuna drained
1/2-1 tsp red chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3-4 curry leaves chopped ( optional )
1 medium onion chopped finely
1 green chilly chopped finely ( optional)
1 large potato
2 tbsp chopped coriander
salt  to taste
1 egg
1 cup or more store bought seasoned breadcrumbs
oil for frying


Microwave the potato on high for 5 min and then turn and microwave on high for 5 min.
Peel and mash the potato.
In a pan heat a tbsp of oil and add the tuna fish , chopped curry leaves , the spices and salt to taste and fry them in the oil for about 2-3 min stirring constantly .
Add about a tsp of oil , add the onions and fry them till the onion turns soft .
Turn it off the heat and add this tuna mix into the mashed potato .
Add chopped coriander and the salt and mix it all up and form them into small balls and flatten them  or into whatever shape you desire .
Beat the egg with a little water and dip the tuna and potato mix into the egg and then the breadcrumbs .
Fry them in the oil till it turns golden brown and serve hot with ketchup .


  1. Sounds very good...something I would try...Blessings, Catherine

  2. Great minds think alike! - delicious!! : j

  3. You've just posted Yaseen favourite snacks!!! Yours look so perfect and delciious :)

  4. Very easy indeed! I make mine usually with beef too but this looks like a nice change. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Oooh these look mouthwatering! Yummy!
    Have a beautiful weekend!

  6. Thank you all :D , I really loved to hear all your comments and hope you all had a wonderful weekend .