Scrumptious Kerala Fish Patties

Recipe by Daydream
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 8 patties




  • Drain and flake the tuna.
  • Mix together the ground cumin, coriander, turmeric and chile powder.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a skillet and fry the fish for about 5 minutes, along with one teaspoon of the blended spices, until no liquid remains.
  • Remove fish and place in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add a little more oil to the skillet and then saute the onions till golden brown.
  • Add the ginger and garlic and saute a couple of minutes more.
  • Add the rest of the spice mix and saute a little longer, then add the tomato paste, cilantro, green chiles and garam masala and heat through.
  • Add this spicy onion mixture, along with the mashed potatoes and cooked green peas, to the fish in the bowl, and mix well.
  • Do not add too much potato, just enough to bind the fish.
  • Shape into patties, then dip into the beaten eggs, then in the bread crumbs placed in a shallow bowl, into the egg once again, followed again by the bread crumbs.
  • You can do the egg-bread crumbling procedure just once, but doing it twice makes for crunchier patties.
  • Saute patties in hot coconut oil until brown on all sides.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve.