Chemmeen Cutlet / Prawns Cutlet


1 cup prawns, cleaned
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
3 green chillies, finely chopped
2 potatoes, cooked and mashed
1 sprig curry leaves, chopped
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp pepper powder
1 egg, lightly beaten
bread crumbs as required
salt to taste


  1. Cook the cleaned prawns with 1/4 tsp pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt adding little water. Drain the water and mince the prawns and keep it aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and saute the chopped onion adding little salt.
  3. Add green chillies, ginger and curry leaves and saute for a minute.
  4. Then add minced prawns, pepper powder and garam masala and mix well. Adjust the salt.
  5. Add mashed potatoes and chopped coriander leaves, mix well and switch off the flame.
  6. Make small balls out of  this mixture and flatten into desired shapes.
  7. Dip each cutlet into the beaten egg and then roll in bread crumbs till well coated on all sides.
  8. Heat oil in a pan and fry the cutlets on medium flame till golden brown on both sides. 
  9. Remove from the oil and drain them on a paper towel….Serve hot with tomato sauce…



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