Indian Fish and Potato Croquettes

  • Prep Time

    30 minutes

  • Cooking Time

    45 minutes

  • Serving


  • Non Veg
  • Fish
  • South Asian
  • Celebrations

Simple yet flavourful Indian Fish and Potato Croquettes are delight to the senses. This mouth-watering appetizer, prepared from magical combination of cod fish and potatoes decked up with Indian spices, has many variations – Potato and Cheese Croquettes, Pumpkin and Fish Croquettes, etc. Ideal for any festive celebration, this dish can be also be made well in advance to save time.


  1. In a medium thick-bottomed saucepan, bring cloves, cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon to a boil.
  2. Adding fish, return to a boil. Reduce heat and poach the fish for about 5 minutes. Drain the fish discarding the spices and keep it aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add boiled potatoes along with fish, bread crumbs, lime juice, coriander, cumin, chilli and salt. Mash all the ingredients until evenly combined.
  4. Make small patties out of this mixture in your desired shape.
  5. In a nonstick skillet, warm some oil over medium heat. Add patties and shallow fry until golden brown.
  6. Serve the fish patties with mint chutney and gobble up.


  • 300 gm skinless cod
  • 500 gm potatoes (peeled and boiled potatoes)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2½ tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp coriander (roughly chopped)
  • 1½ tsp cumin (ground)
  • 2 green chilli (stemmed, seeded and minced)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Mint chutney (for serving)