Tuesday, July 7, 2009

the multigrain soup going strong.. and.....fish cutlets with tomato peanut chutny

my healthy multigrain soup is a routine breakfast now n i am feeling very good about it ....i will keep posting updates on this routine of mine and how i am making changes with this basic recipe.........here i have used cluster beans with other veggies and it tastes simply yum.......some of my real life friends have also started on this soup and they are satisfied with the results........

Now coming to the fish cutlet recipe which a very simple healthy recipe tooi have replaced the coating of breadcrumbs with semolina which gives a nice crust and absorbs very little oil while frying.......

to make 6 cutlets

fish fillets or pieces of any muscular fish 250 gm
ginger , garlic and green chillies 2 tbsp each or more
( chopped finely and not grated or ground as it gives a nice bite in the cutlets)
salt to taste
black pepper powder 1 tbsp
boiled mashed potato 1 no.
lemon juice 1 tbsp
semolina 3-4 tbsp
oil to shallow fry( i used 1 tbsp to fry six cutlets)


first of all poach the fish pieces with a little amount of water in a covered pan....i just microwaved the fish , it is so much easier.

now debone the fish pieces when cool enough to handle and mix the flesh with all the other ingredients except oil and semolina.

shape cutlets in whatever shape you like and press each of them on a bed of semolina spread over a plate

heat oil in a flat bottomed pan.i used an iron kadhai used for making jalebis.....arrange all the cutlets and fry on very low flame till crisp on the bottom side....

turn and fry on the other side too .........till crisp and brown...........

and serve hot with chutny as a starter or on the side........

yummy ...healthy.......light.......

and to make the tomato peanut chutny ..........just microwave a big ripe tomato and grind it with a fat clove of garlic, 2 whole red chillies, a tbsp of roasted peanut and salt to taste......ready in a minute.


  1. nice cutlets and lovely snaps!

  2. Mm yummy yummy cutlets and healthy soup!Loved it!

  3. Oh yum..it's been ages since I had fish cutlets..Add this to the list of things u r gonna make for me ok?? Maybe I should try making it at home but am so finicky abt handling fish..

  4. You have an amazing way of taking many pictures and putting them nicely on the post!!

    Keep it Up!!

  5. thanks sanghi...the soup is my routine now.

    hey sakshi....you'll sure get the fish cutlets ...n yeah even i feel clumsy at handling fish.

    swatatra dear i am really glad to be appreciated for the pics..you know i click with my cellphone cam ( 2 mp) ....:D
    fantastic food pics on other blogs makes me conscious sometimes but this is what i can do right now...n am contented with this......cellphone is sooo much more convenient, i carry it always in the pocket of my pajama...ha ha...thanks again...

  6. Hi sangeetha...loved the cutlets...perfect pics!

  7. Hey! Forget about the pics ... we need them just to get an idea of the awesome stuff you are always making ... not to judge you ... good pics are not always the proof of good recipes. :-)
    This recipe is awesome! Love fish cutlets .. and am trying your multigrain soup soon ... but for dinner. :-)
    I have never made cutlets ... always eat up the fish kheema before getting around to making anything ( have posted it too). :-)

  8. wow....healthy soup dear...yummy chutney and mouthwatering fish cutlet.....

  9. Delicious fish cutlets for evening snack & also as a starter ... Nice picture .. Actualy I started feeling hunggy dear ...

  10. nice one will try definately

  11. Good going with the nutritious soup,I'll love this for lunch everyday.Semolina for bread crumbs,thats a smart idea,cutlets looks tempting with the chutney :)

  12. What a delicious and healthy meal!

  13. I came by to check out your food blog. Very nice!
    The soup looks delicious for a light lunch with a salad.


  14. I don't eat meat, but would love to try the tomato chutney especially since it can be made in a jiffy!!!
    and Oh I already tried your multigrain soup with barley and liked it a lot!!!

  15. I love multigrain soups!right now am having one with pearl barley!