Meat/Beef Cutlet

Meat/Beef Cutlet

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Meat/Beef Cutlet
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Recipe type: Appetiser , Starter, Snack, Finger Food
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Kerala
 
Ingredients
  • Beef - ½ kg ( cut into medium sized cubes)
  • Ginger - 1 tablespoon (chopped)
  • Meat masala/Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
  • Pepper powder - ½ teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves
  • Onion - 1 big ( chopped)
  • Ginger - ½ tablespoon ( chopped)
  • Green chilli - 2-3 (chopped)
  • Meat Masala/Garam Masala - 2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves
  • Potato - 1 medium (boiled & mashed)
  • Bread Crumbs - 1 cup
  • Egg white - 1 egg
  • Oil
Instructions
  1. Cook the cleaned beef with 1 tbspn chopped ginger,1 tspn meat masala, ½ tspn pepper powder, salt and curry leaves.
  2. Once it is cooled mince the meat using a food processor/chopper etc.
  3. Saute onion till it becomes soft. Add chopped ginger, green chillies and curry leaves. Add minced meat. Mix well. Add meat/garam masala. Saute the minced meat till it becomes dry. Allow the mixture to cool.
  4. Once it is cooled, add mashed potatoes & mix well. Make small balls with the mixture & roll into desired shapes.
  5. Beat the egg white. Dip each cutlet in egg white & roll with bread crumbs. Deep fry in oil. Serve hot with tomato sauce and salad.
Notes
The shaped cutlets can be stored in the freezer for a month. Bring it to room temp before frying.

 

  1. Beef – 1/2 kg ( cut into medium sized cubes)
  2. Ginger – 1 tablespoon (chopped)
    Meat masala/Garam masala – 1 teaspoon
    Pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon
    Salt
    Curry leaves
  3. Onion – 1 big ( chopped)
    Ginger – 1/2 tablespoon ( chopped)
    Green chilli – 2-3 (chopped)
  4. Meat Masala/Garam Masala – 2 teaspoon
  5. Curry leaves
  6. Potato – 1 medium (boiled & mashed)
  7. Bread Crumbs – 1 cup
    Egg white – 1 egg
  8. Oil

Cook the cleaned beef with number 2 ingredients. Once it is cooled mince the meat using a food processor/chopper etc. Saute onion till it becomes soft.Add chopped ginger, green chillies and curry leaves.Add minced meat. Mix well. Add meat/garam masala. Saute the minced meat till it becomes dry. Allow the mixture to cool. Once it is cooled add mashed potatoes & mix well. Make small balls with the mixture & roll into desired shapes. Beat the egg white. Dip each cutlet in egg white & roll with bread crumbs. Deep fry in oil. Serve hot with tomato sauce and salad.

The keema can be stored in freezer for almost a month.

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  • http://spiceandrice.blogspot.com/ PT

    Maria,
    this dish looks so tempting!!
    feel like picking up one and also the other one :)

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  • sapna

    hi maria, superb cutlets, i did my degree at St’Teresas and when you mentioned punchiri’s shop it bought back all my wonderful college day memories

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Thanks Sapna… i miss those wonderful days at STC… , which year did you pass out? i am 2002 passout.

  • Pooja

    Hey Maria:
    I accidentaly stumbled upon your blog checking for Chicken cutlets. I am expert making meat & fish but chicken I wasnt confident. More than the recipe it was Punchiri’s name that made me write this comment. I am an ex teresian (GS 1996) and we used to bunk class in name of election to eat cutlets and drink the lemonade at Punchiri’s. Those were the days. . thanks for bringing back the memories.I liked ur site a lot.Way to go

  • http://azcookbook.com farida

    I love cutlets! We make something similar to this recipe but usually with less spices than in yours. Your version sounds yummy!! I should try it one day. Yum!

  • Nina

    Hi Maria.
    My husband and I love the look of your site. So clean and the pictures are so tempting. We are going to try your cutlets this evening.
    Well done and all the best.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Nina

      Thanks for your encouraging words. Great to know that you liked the site layout, it was done by my husband. i will pass the compliments to him :)

      Please do let me know if you try the cutlets, hope it comes out well for you.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • shibu jacob

    MARIA.. they say beautiful women make beautiful food and this seems to be ur case too.Its the case of the my wife too,but men dont have to be.Ha ha..I can cook pretty tasty food and my father in law’s liking it are a proof of that.But Im not a great looking guy or anything close.Listen,Im yet to try ur recipe but it looks pretty “user friendly” thats why I chose it.Will let u know when i try it,im sure it will be great.Dont have time today to read ur lil bio-data but will do so later.If u have any doubts in HIndi i can clarify after all I grew up in dilli yaar.Dont have friends in Bahrain,but a few in UAE.A very nice blog and congrats to ur hubby for that.Later then.. cheers

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Shibu

      Thanks for dropping in and taking time to write to me.

      Looks like you cook very well after all you are getting compliments from FIL ;)

      Your words are very encouraging. Hope you will try out the recipe and like it too :) Will pass on your compliments to hubby dear too :)

      Btw, will refer you in future for any hindi doubts :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • shibu jacob

    Thanx Maria,will let u know abt how ur recipe turned out.And yeah of course, anytime u can contact me for Hindi tips.cheers

  • shibu jacob

    Excellent recipe Maria.Very similar to what my wife makes.But ive never tried beef cutlet so I tried it and my wife loved it.Like I said I cant eat beef due to gout but I did taste it and was yumm!! Took me some time to figure out ur 2nd ingredient,3rd ingredient bit.Im not used to that style of parts.Good on you gal.Hope ur enjoying shopping with ur mom like ol days.cheers

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Shibu

      Happy to know that your wife liked the cutlet. Thanks for letting me know about it.

      Am yet to go shopping with amma, waiting for that :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Ann

    Hey Maria,

    I tried out the cutlet….it came out really great :))))) Thank you!!

    Ann :)

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Ann

      Happy to know that you liked the cutlets :)

      Thanks a lot for letting me know about it.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • t chacko

    Hello:

    When you say meat masala/gram masala – I do not know what spices and the proportion of each of these spices.

    Once I made the garam masala and I put too much cinnamon. I would like a detail method of making the meat masala.

    Thank you,
    T chacko

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Chacko,

      The garam masala that i make at home includes these spices: cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, fennel seeds (perumjeerakam) & one or two petals of star anise. I dont have a specific measurement for these, I just eyeball the qty.

      If you are not getting it correct at home, may be you can try readymade garam masala.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • jasmin

    I already commented in some section that most of the esater dishes were prepared from your site.One of them was beef cutlet.It was so yummy.Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Jasmin,

      Yes dear, I got your comment and I was so happy :) Thanks again for trying the recipes from here and also taking time to write to me.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Soly John

    Hai… Maria! I just would like to know with half kg beef, how many cutlets can we make. I’m just planning to make some for an upcoming party at home.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Soly,
      As I mentioned in the mail, you can make around 10-15 cutlets approx depending on the size of the cutlet.

      Hope you’ll like it. Have a fun party :0

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Linnet

    It was superb…. Thanx Maria for sharing it…

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Linnet,

      You are welcome dear & thanks for the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • priya

    hi maria,

    We luv all ur recipes nd so far all turned out well . Recently, we tried ur cutlet recipe, it was gud, however when we tried to deep fry the cutlet it started breaking up . We did dip them in egg white nd rolled them in crumbs, do you have any suggestions ???

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Priya,

      Its nice to know that you try recipes from here & like them too :)

      The reasons for cutlet breaking up can be:

      1. The qty of potato was less & so it wasnt binded well.

      2. The oil wasnt hot enough. For deep frying the cutlets, the oil should be really hot. Heat the oil at highest flame initially & then bring it to medium – high position & fry the cutlets.

      Hope this helps…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • 9littlekids

     Hello maria…….
    I am also an exteresian…….went bak to those good old days of bunking classes and going to punjiri (josettan)…….and before i forget……tried the cutlet recipe and was a success….. :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Great to know that you are also a Teresian, nice to meet you here :) Yeah those were the good old days…

      Thanks for trying the cutlets & also for the comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Anju

    Hi, the recipe is really good. But have a suggestion to make it better.
    While sauteing the onion or before that, add the meat or garam masala and saute for another few seconds. Now add the minced meat and blend it well. Else the meat will taste of raw masala…  :)

    • Teenu

      Hello, 
      I tried your beef cutlet today.. as anju mentioned ,its better to put the garam masala first and saute it ,followed by the meat .Mine did have a little raw masala taste but otherwise it was really good !!!

      Looking forward to many more such wonderful receipes!

      • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

        Hi Teenu,

        Thank you! Good to know that cutlets came out well for you. Yep, you can add gram masala in the beginning, if you like it that way :)

        Cheers
        Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Anju,

    Thank you for sharing your tip here :) .

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Sunil Thomas

    Not too impressed – you have repeated ingredients/processes and anyway, you fail to mention how to maintain the consistency of the cutlets while dipping in egg etc, to ensure it does not crumble. I had a disaster trying your recipe :-(

  • Sunil Thomas

    Not too impressed – you have repeated ingredients/processes and anyway, you fail to mention how to maintain the consistency of the cutlets while dipping in egg etc, to ensure it does not crumble. I had a disaster trying your recipe :-(

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sunil,

      Sorry to hear that this recipe didnt work for you. I havent repeated the ingredients just for the sake of it. The same ingredients are added in different stages & hence its repeated.

      About the consistency of the cutlets- I’ve mentioned in the recipe that you need to mix the beef mixture with mashed potato & make it into small balls. From that you can figure out the consistency that is required. It has to be a pasty like consistency to hold the shape.

      I guess your cutlets crumbled while dipping because the qty of potato was less & so the mixture couldnt come well to hold the shape.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Prijy George

    Hi Maria
    Tried your recipe and worked out well. My husband was amazed to see that I made a beeeeeeeeeeeef cutlet he was like wow!…and yes now I am finally in to his good book:)

    I am looking forward for delicious recipes from you.
    Thanks a lot.

    Prijy George.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Prijy,

      You are welcome dear! I’m happy to know that the cutlets was liked by your family :) Thanks a lot for sharing your comment here.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sanju Thomas

    Hi Maria,
    I am trying out beef cutlet recipe today.. if it comes out well I am planning to keep as starters for Christmas..

    Sanju

  • Sanju Thomas

    Hi Maria,
    I am trying out beef cutlet recipe today.. if it comes out well I am planning to keep as starters for Christmas..

    Sanju

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sanju,

      I do hope the beef cutlets came out well & it found a place in your Xmas menu :)

      Wish you a Merry Xmas in advance!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sherin

    hi maria i should tell you that iam a fan of your marias menu site….i have tried a number of dishes ….it was very good…thanks for this wonderful site

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sherin,

      Thanks a bunch dear for your sweet comment. Great to know that you’ve tried many recipes from here & liked them too. Please keep trying & share your feedback :)

      Wish you a Happy & Blessed New Year!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Radhika

    Hi Maria,
    Great recipes, but there’s no print recipe only function on the website, so I end up carting my laptop to the kitchen to try something out. Can the print (without image) feature be added? 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Radhika,

      We changed our format recently. The latest recipes (starting from Jan 2011), there is a print icon at the top right hand side of the recipe. However we still need to change the old recipes to the new format. It might take some time. Hope you understand.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Jem

    Can we use pork mince instead

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Jem,

      I havent tried cooking with pork yet. But I guess you can . If you are trying, try for a small qty and see whether it works :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sithara23

    Hi Maria

    Came across your site while scrambling around the net looking for that magical beef cutlet receipe :) looks like I have found just what I needed !
    Couple of questions before I dive in deep into the execution:
    * can the beef be cooked in the pressure cookie? If yes how long? As I imagine it might not require the same time as a beef curry …?
    * I have observed that in the beef cutlets dished out by veterans the meat tends to have a very ‘thready’ consistency, any tips on how this can be achieved? I did attempt making mutton cutlet once and even after mincing the meat looked lumpy n not thready !

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sithara,

      Thanks for dropping by :)

      Yes, you can cook the beef in pressure cooker. The cooking time varies on the type of beef you use. I use Indian beef. After the first whistle on high flame, I reduce the flame to low-medium and cook for another 7-8 whistles. Keep it closed till pressure drops.

      I’m no veteran in cooking, so with my limited knowledge I think, the thready consistency of cutlets, comes from how you mince it. If you mince the beef in mixie or food processor, I dont think you will get the thready consistency. I think to get that consistency, you need to shred the beef with your hands.

      Hope you get to try this soon :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • BlueDiamond

      I’m no veteran either but I’ve noticed my mother in-law achieves that kind of fibrous texture by starting with beef chunks rather than minced beef like me. That’s my best guess. Better late than never :)
      Great site. Love your collection. Happy cooking!

      • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

        Thanks for sharing your tip here :) Nice to know that you like the recipes here, thanks.

        Cheers
        Maria

  • sherin

    heyy really good recipe…i loved d taste. and it came out really good..are u from kerala????

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Sherin! Glad you liked it :) Yes, I’m from kerala..

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Swathy,

    Thanks dear :) Instead of dipping the cutlets in egg, you can make a medium thick batter with palin flour (maida) and water. Dip the cutlets in that batter and roll in bread crumbs. Hope this helps..

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Average Abe

    Do you add the meat masala/garam masala twice in your cutlet recipe?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Yes, first while cooking the beef and second while cooking the masalas.

  • sanitha

    hi maria,
    with this how many we can make?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sanitha,

      You will get around 15-18 cutlets, depending on the size you make.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Nisha Zachariah- Harris

    just the recipe i was searching for….. thankyou… all ur recipes r nice… Happy Easter

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Nisha :) Hope you liked the cutlets and had a wonderful Easter too..

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Nisha :) Hope you liked the cutlets and had a wonderful Easter too..

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Nisha :) Hope you liked the cutlets and had a wonderful Easter too..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Nisha Zachariah- Harris

    just the recipe i was searching for….. thankyou… all ur recipes r nice… Happy Easter

  • Vineeth Mathew Varghese

    Excellent I am ur receipe fan

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Vineeth :)

  • Harsha Vijay

    Hey Maria!! Thanks a ton!! that was a great recipe, the cutlets turned out to be delicious, I am so happy, made my day :)))) looking forward to your other recipes :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a ton Harsha for your wonderful comment! I’m so happy to know that it came out well for you.

      Hope you get to try other recipes when time permits..

      Cheers
      Maria

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