I'm very excited to post this recipe! This is the first recipe with a full set of step by step pictures – a recipe picture tutorial :). You remember the survey we took some time ago? Step by step pictures topped the list of features desired on this blog. This was something I never thought of doing. So thanks for your suggestion! As I've mentioned before, I'm not a person who is passionate about taking photos. I like it, but don't love it. But since you asked for it, I decided to give it a try. Though I'm not promising this for all the recipes. Sometimes I completely forget about it and at times I remember it only half way through the cooking. Anyways, I'll try my best to keep it going. I've kept the size of the pictures small, because already there are some complaints that this site takes time loading. I dont want to test your patience any further ;)
I've posted fish cutlet recipe before, but this recipe is somewhat different from that. Canned tuna is something I stock up in my kitchen cupboards. I mainly stock it for two reasons… there is no hazzle of cleaning the fish and it gets cooked in a jiffy. I think there is a mixed reaction for the canned tuna. Some people like it, while others just dont. But let me tell you something, if you make this cutlets, its hard to tell whether its tuna. With all the spices and masala it almost, well I said almost.. tastes like chicken. Btw, if you cant stand the taste of tuna, you can try this recipe with chicken also. I've given the details in notes section of the recipe.
Other thing about the recipe is that, this is more like bakery style cutlet recipe. If you check out my previous cutlet recipes, you can see that there are no masala powders other than garam masala. But if you've tried the bakery cutlets, you can see that the filling is a bit yellowish in colour and you get more masala taste. Though I'm a big fan of homemade cutlets, I like bakery cutlets too, just for the different taste. After all, you know my love for bakery food ;)
This is the first time I've tried adding veggies to tuna cutlets. I got this idea from my aunt, Tesschechy. I happened to take some tuna cans for her. She wanted to make tuna cutlets for a family get together. But since she had to feed an army, she added some veggies and oppikalfied (adjusted) the qty for the whole bunch. I liked it very much and wanted to try it since then. Also this is one of those snacks/appetizers which you can make ahead. It sure comes handy when you are lazy to cook ;)