Sri Lankans are mad on snacks. It may be tea-time snacks or any party dish. Fish cutlets are another personal favorite among Sri Lankan cuisine. They are small golf-ball sized portion of joy, dip in egg and rolled, lightly breaded and deep fried........absolutely divine.INGREDIENTS:
(For 20 cutlets)
15 OZ Canned Tuna Fish (may use salmon or jack macherel)
2 Medium sized Potatoes (parboiled)
1/2 of a large Red Onion, finely chopped
1" Ginger (minced)
5-6 Curry Leaves (shredded)
3 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder (as per taste)
1/2 tsp freshly pounded Black Pepper powder
1 tsp Mustard paste (optional)
1 tbsp Lime juice
2 tbsps Corn Flour
1 Egg (beaten)
1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Peel potatoes and cut in cubes.
In a large bowl, combine potato, onion, mustard paste, ginger, curry leaves, green chillies, red chilli powder and black pepper powder. Mash every thing roughly.
Drain tuna fish. Add tuna and corn flour in potato mixture. add salt and lime juice in it.
Mix nicely by using your hands, should not be any lump within the mixture. (Corn flour binds mixture well)
Now time to shape the cutlets. Take about a golf-ball sized amount of mixture, little press from the up and down to give a shape like flatten disc. Next dip the flatten disc into the beaten egg and then into the breadcrumbs. Keep aside on a plate.
I made shapes of cutlets flatten dish with half portion of the mixture and with another half part I gave golf-ball shaped. Because both look very nice.
Heat oil in a frying pan. When the oil is enough hot, add 5-6 fish balls in it. Don't over crowd. Fry the cutlets both sides till golden brown. Follow the same for the remaining cutlets.
Garnish with onions/salad. Serve hot with chilli tomato sauce or mustard sauce as you like.
Linking to: Chandrani's Holiday Recipes