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Fish croquettes

This recipe is from the book Konkan Cookbook.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings :


Main Ingredients

King fish (surmai), Salt





Level Of Cooking


  • King fish (surmai) thickly sliced
    500 grams
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Black peppercorns
  • Potato boiled and mashed
    1 large
  • Eggs
  • Garlic finely chopped
    4 cloves
  • Ginger finely chopped
    1/2 inch piece
  • Green chillies finely chopped
  • Lemon juice
    1 tablespoon
  • Onion finely chopped
    1 medium
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    2 tablespoons
  • Bread crumbs
    as required
  • Oil tempered
    to shallow fry


Step 1

Cook fish in one cup of water with salt and black peppercorns in a shallow pan till all the water has been absorbed. Remove the skin and debone. Mash using a fork.

Step 2

Mix it with mashed potato, one egg, garlic, ginger, green chillies, lemon juice, onion and coriander leaves. Adjust salt.

Step 3

Divide into twelve equal portions and shape into flat, oval cutlets. Beat the remaining eggs. Dip each cutlet in the beaten eggs, roll in the breadcrumbs.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a frying pan on medium heat and shallow-fry the cutlets till they are evenly golden brown on both sides. Remove and drain onto an absorbent paper and serve hot.

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