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


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


- 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?


Sherin Deepu


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

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


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