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Fish Cutlets

 Published 2008-May-16   Updated 2021-Mar-09

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Fish Chops, Fish Croquettes, Fish Patties, Fish Cakes)

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A simple and easy Indian recipe for making fish cutlets otherwise called as Fish Chops or Fish Croquettes or Fish Patties or Fish Cakes. Kids will love the fish cutlets as evening snack.

Recipe For Fish Cutlets


  • Fish fillets - 3-4
  • Onion - 1/2 (grated)
  • Garlic - 3 cloves (grated)
  • Ginger - 1"slice (grated)
  • Egg - 2
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Bread Crumbs - 1/2 cup
  • Cilantro - handful (finely chopped)
  • Oil - for frying


  1. Take water in a pan and bring it to a boil. Add the fish fillets to the water and let it cook nicely (till the fish turns opaque).
  2. Remove the fish from the water and shred it into small pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a small skillet and saute the onions, ginger and garlic in it till the raw smell vanishes.
  4. Add the shredded fish to it along with garam masala, salt, chilly powder , cumin powder and cilantro.
  5. Keep stirring the mixture until it becomes very dry. This is essential for the cutlets to bind together very well.
  6. Once the above mixture is cool enough to handle, add one raw egg to it. Mix everything nicely with hands. (The egg is mainly used for binding. You can also use a handful of cooked rice or a boiled and mashed potato instead.)
  7. Beat another egg in a bowl.
  8. Make small round balls out of the cutlet mixture and shape it into patties. You can make any shape - round, oval, heart shape, cylindrical etc.
  9. Dip the patties in the beaten egg then coat it with bread crumbs. Now you can deep fry, shallow fry or bake these cutlets.

    Fish Cutlet Preparation Step

Serving Fish Cutlets

  • Serve the hot fish cutlets with ketchup or any hot sauce.


  • You can add any vegetables of your choice to the cutlet mixture to enrich its nutritional value.

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Comments (18)

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The Recipe For Fish Cutlets posted in Home cooking page are easy and good..I have tried most of them and suggest others as well as try these recipes ..Good luck and keep posting
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I made ur recipe fishcutlet it is really good.
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Tried. Came out so well. Best receipe.
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very nicely mentioned ....
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Comment by Anu Thomas
    How long do you suggest the cutlets should be baked for and at what temperature? Thank you
Reply :-
    You can bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes or till the outside turns cirspy and brown.

Comment by Dee .
    I tried out this recipe with Tilapia.
I used whole wheat brown bread crumbs... no rice.. and 6 cloves of garlic... grated.
Hubby and I both loved the cutlets. Yum yum!!
Reply :-
    Good to hear that Dee. Thanks for leaving your comments. It will be useful for many.

Comment by seena thomas
    my family loves the its really tempting pls send me simple indian recipes. thnak you.
Reply :-
    Sure Seena!!

Comment by sangeetha siva on 21 June 2009 21:35PM      
    hi, i tried ur recipe with tuna fish (the one which we get in tin) it was very good....thankz for ur wonderful receipe.... me and husband really enjoyed it......
Reply :-
    Oh Great!!!! Keep trying new recipes...

Comment by Annie on Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 6:09 AM
    thank u so much for ur fish cutlet recipe. it was superb. my husb liked it very much.
i followed the recipe but my mixture was a bit watery. so couldnt make balls. so i mixed some corn flour and loads of bread crumbs into it to tighten . where did i go wrong?
but it was very very tasty. thank you
    after shredding the fish, did u saute it till it becomes very dry????..... if the mixture is still moist, u can add breadcrumbs....... good that u enjoyed it.
Comment by Annie on Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 6:09 AM
    no i didnt saute the fish. now i see what u mean. i just put fish shred direct from boilng water. thanks i ll try-- how u mentioned. sorry i think i didnt read properly in that recipe.
Reply :-
    oh ok.

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