Seer/King Fish Cutlet/ Fish Patties Kerala(India) Style (Neymeen Cutlet)

Seer/King Fish (Ney Meen) Cutlet or fish patties is a crunchy and spicy seafood treat from Kerala, India. Like Beef Cutlet, it also a good finger food or starter or snack for Kerala/Indian parties and festivals.You can prepare fish Cutlets with any firm fish meat.From my experience Seer/king Fish gives you a perfect and tasty cutlets. In my home, it is a favorite side dish with rice, chappathi, Appam etc..Make a try and experience this tasty and spicy kerala recipe. Enjoy 🙂

Recipe Type Starter/Appetizer/Snack/Finger Food /Kerala(India)
Cooking and Preparation Time 45 minutes
Serve to 3 to 4

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Ingredients For Seer/King Fish Cutlet kerala Style (Neymeen Cutlet)

Ingredient Quantity Notes
King/ Seer Fish Pieces 500g Cleaned
Shallots/Pearl onions/ Kochully 8 to 10 Skinned and Diced
Ginger 1 Inch Root Skinned and Diced
Garlic 2 Cloves Skinned and Diced
Green Chilly 1 Number Chopped Finely (Optional)
Curry leaves 5 to 6 Leaves
Pepper Powder ½ teaspoon For Cooking Fish
Turmeric Powder ¼ Teaspoon For Cooking Fish
Pepper Powder ½ Teaspoon
Chilly Powder ½ Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder ¼ Teaspoon
Salt As per Your Taste
Mashed Potato From 2 medium sized boiled potatoes
Egg White From 2 eggs Beaten
Bread Crumbs 1 Cup For rolling/covering Cutlets
water For cooking Fish pieces
Oil For Deep Fry

Method For Seer/King Fish Cutlet kerala Style (Neymeen Cutlet)


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  • Boil fish pieces with salt & water (for cooking fish), teaspoon turmeric powder and teaspoon pepper powder. Cook until soft and dry, it will be taken 10 to 15 minutes. When cooled, remove the bones and shred it.
  • In a grinder/ blender, place shallots, ginger, garlic, green chilly and curry leaves. Grind and make a crushed form. Keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, place shredded fish, mashed potatoes, crushed ingredients, teaspoon pepper powder, teaspoon chilly powder, teaspoon turmeric Powder and salt ( Add salt carefully, cooked fish and boiled potato has salt)Combine well.
  • Take a small portion of cutlet mix in your palm; make a small flat round shape.
  • Dip it into beaten egg white.
  • When egg whites well coated, place it into bread crumbs and cover/roll well. Keep aside.
  • Do the processes until all cutlets mix complete.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan. When its hot enough for frying, place the shaped cutlets one by one.
  • Fry until, both sides are crispy and golden. Remove from heat.
  • Serve hot and crispy and enjoy 🙂

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You can freeze the shaped cutlets for 1 to 2 weeks; bring it to room temperature before your frying time.

It is a spicy cutlets recipe, adjust spices as per your taste

Add salt carefully, cooked fish and boiled potato has salt.

For Crunchy Beef Cutlet recipe, Please click HERE.

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