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Spicy Fish Balls

Spicy Fish Balls

Spicy Indian style fish and potato balls.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes: 14 to 16 fish balls
Ingredients:

  1. Fish,cooked and shredded – 3/4 cup( see notes)
  2. Ginger and garlic ,crushed- 1.5 tsp
  3. Onion,finely chopped- 3 to 4 tbsp ( one small)
  4. Green chilies,finely chopped-1
  5. Turmeric powder- 1/8 tsp
  6. Kashmiri chili powder-1/2 to 1 tsp( according to taste)
  7. Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
  8. Garam masala powder- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
  9. Potato,boiled and mashed- 3/4 cup( one medium)
  10. Lemon juice- 1/4 tsp
  11. Salt- to taste
  12. All purpose flour- 3 to 4 tsp
  13. Water- 1/4 cup
  14. Breadcrumbs-as required( about 1/2 cup)
  15. Oil- as required /for deep frying

Instructions:

  • Heat oil in a pan add ginger,garlic,onion and green chilies.Saute until it turns soft.

  • Reduce heat to low,add turmeric powder,kashmiri chili powder,coriander powder and garam masala powder.Cook for about a minute stirring continuously. 

  • Add shredded fish and mix well.Saute for about 3 to 5 minutes or until it is almost dry.

  • Next add mashed potato and salt to taste.Add lemon juice and switch off the stove.Mix well until combined.

  • Let it cool a bit before shaping it into 1 to 1.5″ balls.

    • In a bowl combine together all purpose flour and water to form a batter.(The batter should not be too thick or too thin.)Dip the fish balls in the batter. 
    • Next roll each ball in bread crumbs.

    • Heat oil in a pan.When the oil is hot ,fry the fish balls until golden brown,turning once or twice in between.Drain onto a clean kitchen towel.Serve with tomato ketchup.
    NOTES
    • To prepare fish,add required amount of water ,salt and pepper to taste and cook until tender.Drain and allow to cool completely.Remove the bones and shred the fish using your hands.
    • You can use any firm fish to prepare this.
    • I used 1 tsp Kashmiri chili powder.

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    9 Comments

  • Reply
    foodydelight
    July 8, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Fishy balls looks so mouthwatering.. beautifully presentated…

    Today recipe Rajasthan Thali

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  • Reply
    Magees kitchenworld
    July 8, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Droolworthy recipe…Looks so tempting dear

  • Reply
    Preetha
    July 8, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I just love all your recipes… and still drooling here……loved it

  • Reply
    nandoos kitchen
    July 9, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    nice spicy fish balls. love it.. nice clicks..

  • Reply
    Manju
    July 9, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    This is nice….. I can imagine how tasty it is… 😛

  • Reply
    Shalini
    May 12, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    What kind of fish besides kingfish will be good for this recipe ?

    • Reply
      Kurryleaves
      May 14, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      Hi Shalini,..you can use any firm fish ..like tuna,Bluefin trevally(vatta),hamour…etc

      Regards

      Vidya

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    SamBo
    August 27, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Just stumbled on to your wonderful blog today and promptly saved it in my favorites! Though not a 'Mallu,' I love your cuisine and enjoy making it from time to time.

    I already picked a few of your mouthwatering recipes for the right time.

    Anyway, my question is – can I use canned tuna for this recipe or would you suggest that I rather cook and prepare the fish myself?

    Thanks for the good work. Keep it up!

    • Reply
      Kurryleaves
      August 30, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      @Sambo…Thank You for the feedback…so happy that you enjoy the recipes here…
      canned tuna should work well too…..do let me know once you try it out.Thank You once again..
      Regards
      Vidya

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