Fish hearts | Indian fish cakes | Kukskitchen



Any one bought the wrong kinda white tasteless fish and did not know what to do with it? Well I have done it many a times and each time it turns in to something different. This time I thought I will try an east-west combo, not really a fish cutlet but may be more like a fish cake. The shape gives it the name - fish hearts. My valentine cookie cutter came in handy.








Fish hearts - fish cake style


Ingredients


1 - Fish(any kind, I used sainsbury's white fish) - 500g

Vinegar - 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Ginger paste - 1 tsp

2 - Potato - 1 medium

3 - Onion - 2 medium - chopped

4 - Pepper crushed - 1 tsp

Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp

Garam masala - 2 tsp

Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp

5 - Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup

Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup

6- Bread crumbs - 1 cup

Egg - 1

7- Oil - 2 tbsp

8- 2 tbsp of hot water


Method



- Cook fish with (1) in a pan till flaky.

- Boil the potato in a pressure cooker till well done and mash-able.

- Heat oil in a pan and saute finely chopped onions. When the onion is transparent, add the cooked fish and break them into flakes in the pan with your spoon.

- Add (4) one by one mixing after each addition and saute till the mix is dry. Taste for salt. I felt at this point that my fish mix was too dry and may not hold together later. Hence, I added hot water to combine and soften the mix.

- Mash potato and add coriander leaves to it. You can add salt to this mash if you want.

- Combine the fish mix with the potato. Add 1/2 cup bread crumbs to help combine the mix. I used fresh crumbs made from white bread.

- Shape them which ever way you want.

- I prepared them in two ways.







- Fish cutlet style - Dip the fish shapes in beaten egg and fry in oil.

- Fish cake style - Dip fish shapes in beaten egg and then in bread crumbs and then fry in oil






Fish hearts - Fish cutlet style




- Fry till golden brown.


- Fish hearts are best served with tomato ketchup and thinly sliced raw onions and they make a pretty good starter or appetiser. My son loves them a lot and finishes a whole plate with some ketchup.


So what is the verdict? which style wins?





Cheers

Sherin Deepu

2 comments:

  1. மிக அழகான உங்களின் முதல் குறிப்புக்கு நன்றி.. தொடர்ந்து குறிப்புகள் தரவும்.. thanks for linking this recipe to my event . Expecting more recipes from you..;-))

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  2. Thanks for linking this delicious recipe to my event.

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