Indian Inspired Fish Cakes

Delicious Fish Cakes using Arctic Char combined with Indian Spices for a light lunch, dinner or appetizer.
By Soni Sinha

Indian fish cakes
Indian Inspired Fish Cakes

These fish cakes bring back memories of big gatherings at my parents’.I vividly remember how amongst the multifarious varieties of foods being prepared these fish cakes were part of the non-vegetarian appetizers that had become a staple in our house.

The process begins with boiling some potatoes in one pot and poaching the fish in another.You can use any fish of your choice.In this case I’ve used Arctic Char, but I’ve also made these using Haddock, Cod and Salmon. Once they’re cooked the actual fun begins.The spices go in and the flavors begin to develop.The whole mixture comes together with three main spices cumin, coriander and garam masala.The fresh coriander leaves further elevate the flavors.The patties are then dipped in a flour batter and rolled in bread crumbs in this case panko for that crisp outer coating.

These are great for a light lunch/dinner with salad or as an appetizer. Crispy, flavorful and super easy these are a big hit with adults and kids.

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Delicious Fish Cakes using Arctic Char combined with Indian Spices for a light lunch/dinner or appetizer!
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Recipe Type: Appetizer, Entree
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 medium fillets-Arctic Char
  • 2 medium Potatoes
  • 1 tsp-Crushed Ginger
  • 1 tsp-Crushed Garlic
  • 1 tsp-Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp-Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp-Garam Masala
  • ½ cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tsp- Salt
  • 3-4 tbsp-Oil
  • 2 cups-Panko
For the batter:
  • ½ cup-All Purpose Flour
  • 1¼ cups-Water
Instructions
  1. Place the fish fillets in a pot with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.Lower the heat and cook until the fish is cooked.Once done drain out the liquid and transfer into a bowl.Mash it with a fork.
  2. Boil the potatoes until cooked.Peel and mash the potatoes and mix it with the fish.
  3. In a pan heat 1 tbsp of oil and add the chopped onions.Saute for about a minute or two and add the ginger and garlic.Saute for a minute and add the spices along with salt.Cook for another 2 minutes.Turn off the heat and pour the mixture into the fish/potato mix.Mix well, check the seasonings and make round shaped patties.
  4. Dip the patties in the four batter and cover with panko. Heat 3 tbsp of oil and shallow fry the cakes until golden on both sides.
8 Comments
    1. I was thinking about your question and wonder if a little squeeze of lemon would brighten up the mix? In my marinades for chicken, there is always a sour acidic ingredient like lemon or lime or vinegar. It might do the trick.
      Jen

    1. Hi Jen,
      I haven’t tried Ocean Perch but this fish cake tastes delicious with most variety of fish.You can try and see how it turns out. :)

    1. It is a light, flaky breadcrumb often used n Japanese cooking. Your basic grocery store should have a box of panko in the same aisle as breadcrumbs. Happy Cooking!

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