Fish Tikia

Difficulty: Medium | Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins| Yield: 12 Pieces

125 gms Rohu/Bhetki*
4 medium Potatoes
1 medium Onion
1 tsp Garlic Paste
2 Green Chillies
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tsp Kasoori Methi**
2 tbsp Besan (Gram Flour)***
4½ tbsp Oil
Salt to Taste


  1. Clean and wash the fish.
  2. Peal the potatoes and cut them into halves. (You make also remove the skin after boiling them)
  3. Boil the fish and the potatoes with a little salt.
  4. Take out all the fish bones and mash it well with the potatoes.
  5. Slice the onions and chop the green chillies.
  6. Heat 4 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown.
  7. Add the garlic paste and fry it along with the onions for another minute or so.
  8. Now add the mashed fish and potatoes and the salt.
  9. Cook for a while till it is a bit drier. Initially the mashed fish and potatoes would tend to stick to the bottom.Once cooked, it should now easily come off bottom of the pan.
  10. Add the green chillies, garam masala powder and the kasoori methi.
  11. Stir and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  12. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  13. Divide this into 12 equal portions. Firstly, roll between your palms and then using slight pressure, flatten them into about 1½” discs. Repeat for the rest.
  14. Roll these tikias on the gram flour.
  15. Heat a frying pan and evenly spread the ½ tbsp oil on it.
  16. Place the tikias and cook on high till they are light brown in colour at the bottom. Then flip them and cook the other side as well for couple of seconds.
  17. Garnish with raw onions and green chillies and serve as snacks or starters.
*You may use any other kind of fish which doesn't have too much bones (such as salmon).
**Replace with a pinch of methi powder, if you don't have kasoori methi. You may also do away with methi totally to get a slightly different flavour.
***Use normal flour if you don't have gram flour.

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