Toddler friendly Tuna Cakes

Bringing your child up in a country where you have not grown up yourself can sometimes be confusing. Specially when planning their meals. Had I been raising my son in Kolkata, West Bengal, I would probably not twice about which fish to buy and feed my toddler... Catfish it would be for most of his meals.. and sometimes Rohu perhaps. They would always be fresh, bought from the local fishmongers selling their early morning catch...

I am pretty sure, families who have been living here for a while and are keen on fresh catches and farm fresh products know which sources to tap and make an effort to tap  them for their everyday needs .. But not us... not yet. We are still finding our way into the system... so largely depend on canned products and frozen food  for all our fish. And all of all the preparations I have tried with canned Tuna, these Tuna cakes happen to be our favorite. Both toddler and I love them... 

The other day the toddler even thanked me for making them :))..

He can sometimes be surprisingly sweet !

He also thought these Easter Eggs were pretty...

and wanted to eat all three...  :)))

Happy Easter everybody !
~ the Khandais

Tuna Cakes

Recipe by Tanusree 
Prep time: 10 minutes                              Cook time: 15 minutes                      Total time: 25 minutes       Yield: 7

  • 2 tsp + more olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • garlic salt to taste
  • 5 oz Chunk Light Tuna
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 small potato, boiled and mashed
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat the oil, add the chopped onions and garlic salt and cook till the onion softens, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Empty the can of tuna into the sauteed onions, add the mayonnaise, mix the ingredients well and cook for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the cornflour and cook for another couple of minutes.
  4. Finally switch off the heat, cool the fish slightly and incorporate the fish mixture into the mashed potato.
  5. Adjust the salt, then shape the mixture into cakes.
  6. Put olive oil or butter in a frying pan. When the oil is nice and hot, add the fish cakes to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until crisp and golden.
  7. Serve right away with a green salad.
P.S: In Case you are worried about Fishes Safe for Toddlers..


  1. lovely tuna cakes :) healthy side dish recipe shared :)

  2. Just wanted you to know that your recipe is being featured on Foodie Friday today: http://www.simplelivingeating.com/2014/05/chicken-with-raspberry-glaze-braised.html


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