Monday, March 17, 2014

How To Make Tuna Fish Cutlet

After frying
Before frying

You will need

4 (100 gm) canned tuna fish
2 medium potatoes( boiled and cooled )
3 big onions chopped
3 green chilies
3 cloves of garlic chopped
A piece of ginger chopped
A tsp cumin seed
1 tsp pepper seed
1 tsp curry powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
A few coriander leaves
1 carrot chopped
Juice of one small lemon/lime
Salt to taste.
Oil for frying

For coating the cutlets
*Make a batter with a little flour,water and 2 eggs.Beat it well. The batter should not be thin.

Method for preparing:
Transfer the canned tuna into a bowl. ( discard the liquid).
Pound the garlic,ginger,cumin and black pepper seeds ,set aside.
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a nonstick pan.
Cook the onions till tender.
Stir in all the pounded ingredients and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add the green chilly and the chopped carrot.Saute for another minute.
Stir in  the turmeric and curry powder
Now add the tuna, separate the pieces gently and mash with a spatula. Add the lemon juice and salt and mix the coriander leaves. 
Transfer this curried mixture into a big bowl and set aside to cool.
Next, mash the boiled potatoes and add to the curried tuna .Mix well

Tuna mixed with  all the ingredients

Now follow this  instructions  
Using fingers,make  medium sized round patties.Place in the refrigerator for ½ hour.
For Coating the cutlets - Remove the cutlets from fridge.Beat the eggs.Dip cutlets  in batter and coat with breadcrumbs.Fry in hot oil till golden brown.Makes about 20-25 cutlets.( depends on the size)

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