On entering a department store we were greeted by a young boy dressed up as Santa Claus. Rohan was thrilled and excited as he dug inside his pouch for a surprise. Simple treats like a lollipop as a surprise bring ecstasy to a child’s face. It is a pleasure to see the happiness in their innocent face their gleaming eyes & their broad smile. That is when we realized the festive season is just round the corner and seeing the mall decked up felt nice and warm. I do hope the festive season brings cheers for everyone around the world and also improves the financial markets and props up the economy.
Last week we had a dinner party at our place and one of the starters was the spicy fish kebabs that I often make. I love the fish balls spiced and fried with mint and coriander.It goes well as a starter and are quite easy to make too.
1 can tuna (in natural water) drained.
¼ cup boiled mashed potatoes
3 tablespoon chopped coriander
2 tablespoon chopped mint
1 tablespoon ginger grated
1 tablespoon garlic grated
3 tablespoon chopped onions
1teaspoon chili powder
2 green chilies diced
1teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 tableaspoon garam masala.
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying.
In a bowl, mix the all the above ingredients except egg, lemon juice, breadcrumbs, and oil. Mix well & adjust the salt according to your taste. Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice and add the egg. If the mixture is slightly on the liquid side, add few tablespoons of breadcrumbs. Roll the mix into walnut side ball and coated them with bread crumbs.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry these balls on low fire. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot with sauce or coriander chutney.
Kitchen notes – Rolls the balls and freeze them. Fry them on a low fire with out thawing. Alternatively you can use fresh white fish fillet. Slightly boil them and roll them as above.
These are a nice treat when the window glass frosts up on the outside and you are inside with a warm fire at the fireplace sipping some chardonnay. Enjoy…
I am sending this Kebab recipe to Ivy of kopiaste celebrating World food day-Time to be thankfull. I liked the theme of this event and many thanks to Ivy for hosting such a nice and thoughtfull event.