Friday, March 4, 2011

Fish Patties in a Rich and Creamy Tomato gravy

This is a wonderful Snack time kid friendly recipe . As I was expecting some guests in the evening , I thought of making something different this time than I usually prepare . So I made these delicious Fish patties and a  Rich and Creamy Tomato gravy to go with it . My daughter just loved these patties.

fish patties

Preparation time : 20 - 25  minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Serves : 4

Ingredients for fish patties :

  • 1/2 lb king fish, cut into 1" slices ( you can use any fish of your choice ) 
  • 1 medium sized white onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • a handful coriander leaves
  • 4 -5 mint leaves
  • 1  and 1/2 tsp Shaan Tandoori Chicken BBQ  mix (this adds color to the patties)
  • 3 green chilies, chopped
  • 1/2" piece ginger, minced
  • 1 slice of bread, soaked in water
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil, for shallow fry

Ingredients for Tomato gravy :

  • 3 big red tomatoes, cut into medium size pieces
  • small onions / shallots
  • 2 whole red chilies
  • a pinch of sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds, for seasoning

Preparation :
  • Boil or steam the fish and remove all the bones. 
  • In a bowl, mix in the rest of the ingredients for fish patties and knead to a smooth paste.
ingredients of fish patties

  • Take a handful of the mixture and make a ball. Now very gently flatten it into a 2-inch patty. Repeat the process for the rest of the mixture.
making fish patties

  • Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a non-stick skillet over low heat. Slip in the patties, not too many at a time, and shallow-fry on both sides till crisp golden brown. 
preparing fish patties

  • For preparing the gravy, heat 1 tsp oil , add 2 red chilies and fry ; then add the shallots and tomato and shallow fry for a minute or so. Add salt as required. Keep aside and let cool.
  • In a blender add this mixture with a pinch of sugar and blend it to a fine thick creamy gravy.
  • For seasoning , heat 1 tsp oil and add 1 tsp mustard seeds. Once it starts sputtering, add the seasoning to the tomato gravy and mix well. 
  • Serve the fish patties with this Rich and creamy tomato gravy .
  • This is not only a great snack time recipe , you can also serve it with rice or paratha.

fish patties in gravy

I'm sending this recipe to Akila's Kitchen for the Event : Dish name starting with F 


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  1. Fish patties in the gravy look so tempting....I make them like koftas.

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  3. This is a lovely recipe, I make the same with chicken, liked it!

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