Canned tuna - 1 , small
Potato - 1 large or 2 small ones,mashed
onions - 1/2 of a large onion,diced
freshly grated gin-gar - 1 tbsp
green chillies - 2 nos , chopped fine
curry leaves - 1 sprig , coarsely chopped
fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
turmeric pdr - 1 tsp
red chilli pdr - 1 tsp
coriander pdr - 1 1/2 tsp
lime juice - 1 1/2 tsp
coriander leaves - a small bunch,chopped fine
salt to taste
oil to fry
All purpose flour
or 1 egg
Season the mashed potatoes with salt and keep aside.Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan.Add green chilies,curryleaves and grated gin-gar.Stir for few seconds ans then add methi seeds.Stir again and then add onions,turmeric,red chilli pdr, and salt.Saute till they are get golden brown.Then add some coriander pdr.Drain off all the liquid from the can and gently mash the tuna using ur fingers and add into the pan.Saute for a couple of mins and then add the mashed potatoes.Mix until they all come together.Add some chopped cilantro and some lime juice.Chk the salt.Its important that the mixture is dry ,free from any moisture otherwise the cutlets will turn out very oily and the patties wont hold tightly and break off while frying.Refrigerate the mixture for atleast 2-3 hrs before making patties.
On a plate make a thin paste combining some flour with water(you can use egg if u wish). On another plate add breadcrumbs.Now make small oval or round shaped patties of the mixture 1 by 1 and dip it in the bread crumbs to get a thin coat.Then dip it in the flour paste mixture and coat on both sides.Immediately take and dip it in the breadcrumbs again and give a thick coating of it.Keep it aside on a plate until all the patties are done.
In a shallow pan fill oil half way through.Heat it on medium high and when it gets really hot slowly drop the patties 1 by one.Be careful not to overcrowd the pan.This will make the cultlets very oily.They should be fried on high temp as quick as possible.Fry till 1 side turns brown,then flip and brown the other side too.Transfer it onto a paper towel to drain off the excess oil.Serve hot with ketchup.
I finally managed to take a click to send to Jai and Bee's click event-Beans and Lentils.
Dont forget to check what my marathon buddies have cooked up today!!!
Siri - Eggplant Rice
Dhivya - quick swirls with spinach
Sri - roti
Arundathi - Tosca Cake
Lakshmi - white chocolate truffle
Raaga - Potato Mushroom cakes
divya - Carrot Muffins
Bhags - Chitrannam