Meen Cutlet ~ Malabar Fish Patties

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How does it feel to miss a marriage in the family? Awful? Well, being an NRI does mean missing on a lot of marriages in the family. My cousin’s marriage happened yesterday and I had been wanting to go so much that I even enquired the tickets and almost got ready to getting them, when the school told me that I should be more concerned about the kid’s exams rather than the wedding. So I had to put my plans to rest. All my uncles and cousins, and B has travelled for the marriage, since this is one happening within our family after almost 4 years. Each time I called umma last week, she would talk about the arrangements about the food, the salkaarams, with a remark, “Ninakkum varaamaayirunnu…” (You also could have come…), so as to rubbing salt on my wounds! Not that I love weddings, but when it is in the family, the feeling is totally different, right? On top of that, my phone slid from my hand and decided to go on paralyze mode, keeping me totally handicapped of getting instant updates that I was so much waiting for on Whassup. HD has put me on punishment mode by not approving my new phone still… πŸ™ Anyway, what is finish is finished and I normally don’t like to worry about the past. πŸ˜‰


Coming to today’s post, I already have many cutlet recipes on the blog, so just adding one more onto it. πŸ™‚ My kids totally love cutlets, so whenever I get a chance, I make them. Even though they love chicken more, since it is slightly a bit of work, I prefer to make them with tuna or fish fillets. Fish fillets are always available in my pantry and since they defrost pretty fast and cook fast too, it doesn’t take much time to get the cutlet coming together. There are times when I serve cutlets as dinner, along with some cut cucumbers or carrots, to make it a carb-free and light dinner. πŸ˜‰ How many of you do that? πŸ™‚ So there goes my first post on the blog on a leap day… πŸ˜‰


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Love cutlets? Then here are some more ideas from the blog…


Tuna Cutlets

Aloo Tikkis/ Potato Cutlets

Soya Chunk Cutlets

Chicken Cutlets – our favorite and umma’s signature recipe πŸ™‚

Paneer Soya Cutlets

Chicken Sausage Cutlets

Chemeen (Prawn) Cutlets


5 from 2 votes

Fish Cutlets

Course Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 300 gm fish fillet
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 approx 250 gm medium potatoes
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp fennel powder
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 2 green chillies minced (add more for spice)
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • Bread crumbs as needed
  • Oil for shallow frying


  • Wash and drain the fish fillet. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the fillet.
  • Heat a little oil in a fry pan and shallow fry both sides for a couple of minutes or till done.
  • Take out into a plate, allow to cool, then using a fork, shred them.
  • Combine all ingredients from potatoes to garam masala in a bowl. Add the shredded fish.
  • Mix well to combine, adjust the seasoning at this stage.
  • Shape into patties, dip in the beaten eggs and coat sparingly with bread crumbs.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan, just enough to shallow fry. Fry both sides till golden brown.
  • Serve as is or with ketchup!

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  1. I cannot believe that I have stopped eating fish or any seafood! As F doesnt come anywhere close to fish, I totally avoid even buying them. I thought I will miss it, but guess I have developed an aversion so there is zero craving even for my ex-fav sardines! πŸ˜› Anyways.. your cutlets reminds me of my neighbour in coimbatore- she used to make fish cutlets in the shape of fish and start fish etc… as kids we used to enjoy that..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I am trying to incorporate fish into our diet, at least two days a week but it is not as easy as it seems… though I love fish, the others including the kids are vary of it and this is one way I can get it in… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot Fami…

  2. I can understand your feeling of missing a family wedding… this is a simple and flavourful fish cutlet recipe

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amrita…

  3. I was totally gasping at the collection of cutlets!
    I find it such aeasy an easy task to prepare them but always cannot find enough to feed my crowd as it is so much loved by my family too.
    Which fish have you used here?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Hiba… I have used frozen white fillet…

  4. 5 stars
    I feel for you having to miss a family wedding. I’ve missed a few too as it’s a nearly a 3 day journey to get from Nepal to my native California.
    In the US we’d call those “fish cakes,” a cutlet would be a small thin slice of boneless meat.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Bibi… That information is new to me…

  5. Missing a family function staying away is such a horrible feeling..especially when we call and hear the joy over phone…I can totally relate!!..Fish cutlets look absolutely delicious dear:)

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Padma… πŸ™‚

  6. fish cutlet looks great.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Ramya…

  7. I can feel your pain …the cutlets looks amazing…feel like having some

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Gloria…

  8. Me too love cutlets. I am drooling here Rafee!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Eliza…

  9. 5 stars
    I know how it is to stay away from your home country! Anyways, we have to get used to all these..
    Fish cutlets looks so delicious!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      That’s true Divya… thank you so much…

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