Prawns – Tapioca Cutlets / Chemmeen – Kappa Cutlets


2 cups kappa/ tapioca, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup prawns, cleaned
1 onion, finely chopped
2-3 green chillies, chopped
1 tsp ginger, chopped
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp carrot, finely chopped
1 sprig curry leaves, chopped
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
1/4 cup plain flour
bread crumbs as required
salt to taste


  1. Cook the tapioca pieces in enough water adding 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add the chopped onion and saute well.
  3. Add chopped green chillies, ginger, coriander powder, chilli powder and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and mix well for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add cleaned prawns and little salt and mix well. Add little water to this and cook covered till the prawns are cooked.
  5. Add finely chopped carrot to this and mix well.
  6. Then add the cooked tapioca and mash it well with a wooden spoon.
  7. Add curry leaves and coriander leaves and mix well. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool..
  8. Make small balls out of this mixture and flatten it into desired shapes.
  9. In a bowl, mix plain flour with little water and prepare a thin batter.
  10. Dip the prepared rolls in the batter and then roll it in the bread crumbs till well coated.
  11. Heat oil in a pan and fry the rolls on medium flame till golden brown. 
  12. Remove from the oil and drain them on a paper towel….Serve hot with tomato sauce…

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