Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tuna Cutlets

Tuna Cutlets and these are the fried ones? Doesn't it sound cracking crunchy and munchy? Alright, alright. I hear you. Fried food is not the best food (Malaysian Fried Mee & Valakkai Chips), I know. Then again, like I always tell you, nothing will hurt our healthiness, shape and size if its a once a while food tucking? Of course not. Believe me. After all, we can't be over health conscious right? No, we shouldn't because even those who watch their diet like a hawk (Fried Kembung Assam Sauce), sometimes kick the bucket earlier than all of us? So, instead of further debating on frying (Chinese Prawn Fritters, Fried Shrimp Wantons, Fried Lotus Root & Fried Crab Sticks), lets just right now get down to making these fried tuna cutlets. Canned tuna, potato, spices, curry leaves and the rest of the ingredients listed below all tossed, turned, stirred and shaped up shapely or unshapely, prior to into oil frying. 

1 can (about 180g) tuna chunks in olive oil
1 (about 90g) potato - boiled and mashed
1 red chilli - sliced thinly
3 shallots - chopped
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tbsp fish curry powder
2 sprigs curry leaves - shredded
1 egg
1/2 tbsp corn flour
Salt and pepper for taste
Oil for frying
Add all the ingredients except oil into a bowl.
Crumble, mix and combine together.  
Scoop little by little or shape using a spoon and deep fry.
Remove and drain off excess oil.


  1. ooo sound so easy. Hubi likes to order this when go Kanna. But 1 pc was like RM2.

  2. These sound amazing, Nava! I bet they'd be tasty made with chicken!

  3. yes my mum used to cook these asian styled cutlus.. they look like pakoras. yummss !

  4. Yum! What a scrumptious recipe. I love how simple this is too. I'll definitely have to give this a try.

  5. Thank you so much for all the comments. Sometimes I am too lazy to cook anything very elaborated and this cutlets did make my life easy in terms of the time spend in making.

  6. I love tuna and I love deep fried things(although I'm trying to limit them as much as possible). I think I will try your recipe when I'll start eating low-carb again. It looks absolutely perfect. Can we use anything else instead of potato? Like zuchinni for example?

  7. Hi Andreea, I am not sure with zucchini as I have not tried before, maybe you can explore on this and let me know.

  8. Hi, I thought it would be a great idea for those who eat low carb since potatoes have a lot of carbohydrates. I'll try them and come with some feedback on it. Thanks for the comment on my blog!


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