How to make Fofos Recipe - Fish croquettes

This recipe is from the book Konkan Cookbook.

Main Ingredients : King fish (surmai) ( सुरमई मछली ) , Salt ( नमक )

Cuisine : Other

Course : Starter


A good starter sets the tone for a good meal and is great to make an impression about what to expect further on. Whether you call them appetizers or entrees there is no denying the fact that they are a star in every gathering or party.

For more recipes related to Fofos checkout Amritsari Fish , Barbecued Fish , Masala Fish Fry , Fried Fish . You can also find more Starter recipes like Jain Sweetcorn Bhajiya, Achari Pineapple Shaslik, Pasanda Kebab, Pudina Kalimirch Rawas Tikka. Or try out these recipes from Other Cuisine like Makkai Palak Pulao, Party Punch, Vermicelli Idli, Fruit Tartlets.

Fofos Recipe Card


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking :

Ingredients for Fofos

  • King fish (surmai) thickly sliced 500 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns 8

  • Potato boiled and mashed 1 large

  • Eggs 3

  • Garlic finely chopped 4 cloves

  • Ginger finely chopped 1/2 inch piece

  • Green chillies finely chopped 4

  • 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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