Fish Cakes/ Shaami Kebabs

imageimageimageFish Cakes or Fish Shami Kababoffer a lighteraltern-ative to traditi-onal Meat Shami Kebab, absolu-tely love them!
So flaky, light & delicious, you won’t be able to stop at one!
A must try for all fish lovers 🙂

Method:Steam 3 big white fish fillets (I used Tilapia) with 2 tbsp water and 1 tej patta.

Mash with fork and remove bones if any.
Add one small finely chopped onion, 1 tbsp minced ginger + garlic, 2-3 green chillies, a tbsp of freshly chopped dhania and 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs. To season… add salt to taste, along with 1/4 tsp each of black pepper, red chilli powder, dhania powder and garam masala and an egg for binding.

Note: if you want to make fish-cakes for sliders I suggest adding a generous tablespoon of mayonaise too.

Also add a good squeeze of lemon juice to brighten flavors.

Form into round tikkis/cakes.

Cook on a medium heat till golden….

Serve hot with green chutney/ketchup and lachcha pyaz!
Courtesy: Shyama Aunty

You can also use these fish cakes to make kid friendly sliders by layering them between toasted buns along with salad leaves, creamy mayo and crunchy gherkins!

These sliders got a two thumbs up from the kiddos! 🙂


  1. HI Ruchi, can you tell me which fish did you use to prepare the tikis?

  2. Yes i like to learn more fish item these fish kawabs are very nice thanks

  3. divya moolchandani

    hi. how do u steam the fish and in what?

  4. Ruchi, I tried this today & it turned out absolutely delicious. The ingredients are just right & compliment the fish flavor without overpowering it. Everyone in my family loved them. Thank you.

  5. Made this today. Came out awesome! Happy tummy!