Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tuna And Potato Cutlet

This is an easy to make savoury dish.An all time favourite of the young and the old.This dish is in the spotlight during special family occasions.

Tuna and potato cutlets

4 (100gms) 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
2-3 eggs

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

Now follow the instructions  below

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 the cutlets  in beaten eggs and coat with breadcrumbs.Fry in hot oil till golden brown.Makes about 25 cutlets.

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  1. Tuna and potato are my favorites. Got to try this one!

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  3. Your cutlets sound delicious! Really flavorful combination!