Fish Croquettes

We are core non-vegetarians but being from the coastal areas of western India we are hard-core fish lovers. There needs to be at least one fish item on the meal plate daily for us. A fish curry and a fried rawa masala fish are the regular items.

So to break the regular monotony, I decided to prepare something different from the regular fish masala rawa fry yet fried. So lets jump to the recipe.

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Recipe :

Ingredients :

  • Red Snapper Fillet, cut into 5-6 medium-sized pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 boiled potato
  • 1 tsp chopped green chilli
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp chicken masala
  • few sprigs of coriander leaves, chopped
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 beaten egg
  • bread crumbs for rolling
  • oil for frying

Method :

  1. I usually keep the fish pieces marinated with turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt so that I can use them as is for masala rawa fry. Here to I used them as is and boiled the pieces till soft and cooked. If not then boil the cleaned and washed fish pieces in water with some turmeric powder and salt.
  2. Once boiled, de-skin and remove the flesh.
  3. Grate the boiled potato and add it to the fish flesh.
  4. Add the onion, chillies, ginger-garlic paste, all spice powders and salt as per taste. Also add the chopped coriander leaves.
  5. Mix well and form a lump. Check the taste and add any ingredient if required as per your taste.
  6. Take little portion of the mixture and form into a golf size ball. You can also form them into flat disc shape like patties. Take care that the mixture does not become watery. If it does you can add rice flour or bread crumbs into the mixture till the desired consistency is achieved.
  7. Some suggest that the patties or the croquettes need to refrigerated for around 10 mins so that they don’t lose their shape while frying. However, I did not refrigerate them  and still did not face any issues of shape or form loss.
  8. Heat oil in a saucepan for deep-frying. Instead of deep frying, a healthy version can be frying these in an appe pan with less oil.
  9. Dip the balls into the beaten egg and then roll into the bread crumbs so that they are completely covered.
  10. Fry them till golden brown. Enjoy!!

 

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Green gram (moong) sprouts oats cutlet

I was in mood to prepare something delicious and healthy. I had some store-bought sprouts. Recently, had come across a video of cutlets. In first attempt, tried it as is as per the video. However, the batter for the cutlet turned out to be of flowing consistency.

So, the next time I prepared with some changes to the original recipe. Posting it below.

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Recipe :

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup of sprouted green gram
  • 1 grated boiled potato
  • 1-2 cups plain oats
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 2-4 green chillies, finely chopped or 1/2 tsp red chilli powder (you can also add red chilli flakes.)
  • 1/4 tsp cumin(jeera) powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mango (amchur) powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder(Indian curry masala)
  • salt as per taste
  • coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • breadcrumbs for coating
  • oil for frying

Tip : Sometimes the green chillies are not hot enough. So you can use red chilli powder or red chilli flakes instead. You can also use a combination of all.

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Method :

  1. Grind the sprouted green gram in a mixie with as little water as possible.
  2. Remove this mixture in a bowl.IMG_20160712_171656
  3. To this add, grated potato, oats (amount will vary depending on achieving consistency of batter to form cutlets), all the spice powders, salt and coriander leaves.
  4. Check the taste and add salt or seasoning if required.WhatsApp-Image-20160712
  5. Apply oil to your palm and form cutlets of the batter.
  6. Coat with breadcrumbs.WhatsApp-Image-20160712
  7. Shallow fry in olive oil.
  8. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.IMG_20160712_183550

Tip : Sometimes, it is not possible to grind the sprouts to a dry mixture and adding even little water gives a batter of liquid consistency. So to dry it up and convert it to a thick consistency, add bread slices cut into bits (as many slices as required) and you can also add breadcrumbs.IMG_20160614_181908-COLLAGE.jpg