Indian Fish Cakes

  • 600g potato , quartered if large
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 spring onions , finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli , deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 100g cooked leftover salmon , flaked into large pieces
  • plain flour , for coating
  • 25g butter and 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • leftover avocado mayo, raita or mango chutney, to serve
  • STEP 1 Boil the potatoes. Meanwhile, dry-fry the cumin seeds for a couple of secs in a large non-stick frying pan. When soft, drain the potatoes, return to the saucepan, add the cumin, onions, chilli and coriander with plenty of seasoning, then mash well. When cooled a little, beat in 2 tbsp of the egg, then carefully stir through the salmon. Shape into 4 rough cakes, then coat in flour. If freezing, freeze on a baking sheet until solid, then pack up.
  • STEP 2 In the frying pan, melt the butter with the oil. Fry the cakes for about 2 mins each side until golden. Serve with the mayo, raita (recipe below) or mango chutney and some salad leaves.