How to make Machhi Magic -

Fish cutlets that the kids will relish

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Fun Food For Fussy Kids.

Main Ingredients : King Fish, Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Machhi Magic

Machhi Magic Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Machhi Magic Recipe

  • King Fish thickly sliced 300 grams

  • Potatoes

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns 3

  • Potato boiled, peeled and mashed 1 medium

  • Eggs 2

  • Garlic finely chopped 3 cloves

  • Ginger finely chopped 1/2 inch piece

  • Green chilli finely chopped 1

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Bread crumbs as required

  • Oil to shallow fry


Step 1

Cook the fish in one cup of water with salt and peppercorns in a non-stick shallow pan, till all the water has evaporated.

Step 2

Leave to cool and carefully remove the skin, bones and the peppercorns. Mash the fish with a fork. Mix the mashed fish with the potato, one egg, garlic, ginger, green chilli, lemon juice, onion, salt and fresh coriander.

Step 3

Divide the mixture into eight equal portions and shape into flat, round cutlets. Beat the remaining egg. Dip each cutlet in the beaten egg and roll in the breadcrumbs.

Step 4

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan on medium heat and shallow-fry the cutlets till golden brown on both sides.

Step 5

Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.