Fish Cutlets | Spiced Fish Cakes | Fish Kabab Recipe | Fish Kebabs

Fish Cutlets


  • Fish: Basa or other boneless fish chunks- 300 gms

To boil Fish:

  • Salt- 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper- 1/4 tsp
  • Green cardamom-2
  • Cloves-2
  • Cinnamon 1” pieces- 2
  • Coriander/Cilantro/Parsley leaves- 5-6 sprigs whole

Other Ingredients:

  • Boiled potatoes- 2 medium ones 75 gm each
  • Onion fine chopped- 1 medium
  • Ginger fine chopped- 1” piece
  • Green chilies chopped- 2 small whole chilies
  • Coriander/Cilantro or Parsley leaves fine chopped- 5 tbsp
  • Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Oil- 3 tbsp



  • Boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker till 2 whistles. Let the pressure release, drain the water & allow the potatoes to cool. Alternatively, boil the potatoes in an open sauce pan till tender but not too soft. Drain and allow to cool.
  • To boil the fish pieces, place the pieces in a pan, add water sufficient to cover the pieces. Add all the ingredients indicated above. Give a mix and boil the fish pieces till tender. Depending on the type of fish should take 7-8 mins on medium to low heat.
  • Once cool, peel the skin & mash both the potatoes & fish pieces separately.
  • Fine chop the onion, green chillies, ginger and coriander leaves/ cilantro.


  • Mix the mashed boiled fish and potatoes.
  • Add the chopped onions, green chilies, ginger and coriander leaves/ cilantro.
  • Add the spice powders and salt. Mix to combine well.
  • Take out small portions & form kebabs/patties.
  • You should be able to make 8-10 kebabs/paties based on size.
  • Now take a frying pan & heat oil & arrange all the kebabs. If required fry in 2 batches.
  • Fry on one side on low heat for around 6-7 mins till golden.
  • Flip it on the other side & continue to fry for 6-7 mins. If required, keep turning till it is golden/ light brown on both sides.
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