Kerala Style Chicken Cutlet Recipe

Kerala Style Chicken Cutlet Recipe

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Chicken cutlet is a very easy to make dish. One advantage of this is you can prepare the keema (cutlets before frying) & store it in your freezer for 1 month. It comes to your rescue when you have a surprise guest for lunch or dinner. It can be also served as an evening snack.

Chicken Cutlet
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Recipe type: Appetiser, Snack, Starter, Finger food
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Kerala
Serves: 5-6
 
Ingredients
  • Boneless chicken – ½ kg
  • Onion – 1 big
  • Chopped ginger – 1 tablespoon
  • Chopped green chilli – 2-3
  • Potato – 1 boiled & mashed
  • Pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala – 1 teaspoon
  • Bread crumbs – 1 cup
  • Egg white -1-2
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Oil – for frying
Instructions
  1. Cook & mince the chicken. Saute onion till it becomes soft.
  2. Add chopped ginger, green chillies and curry leaves. Add minced chicken. Mix well. Add salt, pepper powder & garam masala. Stir for 5 minutes & remove from gas.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool. Once it is cooled add mashed potatoes & mix well.
  4. 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 ketchup.
Notes
The shaped cutlets can be stored in the freezer for a month. Bring it to room temperature before frying.

 

 

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  • Helen

    Maria

    Can you make and send for us to taste??!!?? :)

    Helen

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Yes Helen, Please give me a call and come home. Always welcome :)

  • RIA

    HI,

    It’s first time i am visiting ur blog. recipes look so good, and i tried this chicken cutlet, came out good.

    thanks
    ria

  • RIA

    Hi,

    I tried chicken cutlet last sunday and it came out really good.

    thanks a lot for this recipe
    ria

  • kat

    Hi,

    I tried to make it but after making desired shape and while frying the cutlet wud fall apart(after cooking the minsed chicken wudn’t stick together).What shud I do?Can u please give any tips?

    kat

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Hi Kat

    Thanks for visiting my blog. There might be two reasons for the cutlet to break.

    1. You should fry it on high flame otherwise the cutlet will break.
    2. Also you mentioned that chicken was not combining, the reason could be less amount of potato. btw did you dip the rolled cutlets in egg white before frying.

    Hope it works out this time with these tips. Please try it and let me know.

    • ammu prethesh

      i think if you mince the meat very fine , the cutlet becomes very soft and breaks apart when frying. Also , if the potatoes are not mashed fine and has lumps ,cutlets breaks while frying ..found it by experience and ammas tips.

      • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

        Thanks Ammu for the tips :)

      • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

        Thanks Ammu for the tips :)

    • ammu prethesh

      i think if you mince the meat very fine , the cutlet becomes very soft and breaks apart when frying. Also , if the potatoes are not mashed fine and has lumps ,cutlets breaks while frying ..found it by experience and ammas tips.

  • Sarika

    Hi Maria, I tried out the chicken cutlets as a filling for burgers & they came out excellent! I had tried them earlier as aplain snack also.My family members enjoyed it thoroughly.

    I must say your recipes are exceptionally good & I always look forward to an update email from your side.

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Thanks Sarika for trying it out and letting me know your feedback. Comments like these motivates me to try out more and more recipes :), also very happy to hear that you look forward for the updates in my site.

  • Somia

    Hi Maria,

    We tried your recipe and it came out very well. Thanks for posting in a simple way.

    Somia

  • Vijitha

    We tried your recipe for chicken cutlets and it came out so beautifully!!! Thanks a lot for giving such a crisp explanation – me and my husband are now confirmed fans of your recipes :D

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Vijitha,

      Thanks a ton dear, I’m honored :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • jiji

    hi maria I recently went to my sister’s home and she made chicken cutlets and it was sooo yummy she only added chicken,onion and pepper to the mixture no potato was added.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      HI Jiji,

      I’m not very sure how the cutlet was rolled into shape without using potato. Was she using bread or any other starch to bind it together?

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sudhi

    Hi Maria
    Your recipe looks good
    Trying it today
    Thanks

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Sudhi,

      Thank you :)

      Hope you tried it & came out well too. Please do share your feedback here.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • diana

    hi..this s my first time…gonna try chckn cutlet…wish me luck!!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Diana,

      Hope your cutlets came out well….

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Ashwni

    hi Maria,
    i made these cutlets yesterday and they were excellent,I’ve never made chicken cutlets before and was really glad that they came out well.my husband and kids enjoyed them. thanks for ur recipies and ur interesting blog.

    ashwini

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Ashwni,

      It’s a pleasure to know that these cutlets came out well for you :) Thanks a lot for the comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • diana

    hi..i made it..all were happy to have to it..thnx for the recipe..it was easy too!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Diana,

      You are welcome dear :) Thanks for trying this recipe & also for the comment.

      Cheers

      Maria

  • Vanessa

    Hi Maria,
    Want to know what is cook and mince the chicken. Do you first boil the chicken and then mince it.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Vanessa,

      I first boil the chicken with salt & pepper till it is cooked completely. Then once it is cooled I mince it in food processor. You can also use mixie to do the mincing.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Nim,

    Great to know that the cutlets came out well for you :) Thank you so much for trying the recipes and also for the comment.

    Cheers
    Maria

  • sasha

    hi
    i tried this recipe n it came out nice.. its is simple n easy for a beginner like me..
    but i faced one problem while frying the cutlets.. after frying the first batch the bred crumbs would settle down in the oil and will turn black…i had to remove those burnt bred crumbs after frying each batch..
    is there any way to avoid this??

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sasha,

      Great to know that the cutlets came out well for you.

      For the above problem you mentioned, you can try this. After rolling the cutlets in bread crumbs, just shake to get rid of the excess bread crumbs. I think its the excess breadcrumbs that gets settled in oil. Also once the cutlets are rolled in bread crumbs, try keeping it in the fridge for 10 mins or so, just to tighten it. Hope this helps…

      Thanks for trying the recipe :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Remadevi08

    hi,i tried the receipe&it was very nice.thank u

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Rema :)

  • Megha Jor

    Dear Maria
    I am a newbee in cooking still I tried the receipe.:). It tastes ok. But I feel the chicken was not cooked enough.Can you explain to me how loong do I need to keep the chicken(half kg) for boiling with pepper and salt?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Megha,

      Thanks for trying the recipe. After around 10-15 mins of cooking, take a small piece of chicken & try slicing it. If it slices smoothly, then the chicken is done.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi San

    Thanks a ton dear! I’m thrilled to know that your little one liked the cutlets very much :)

    Cheers
    Maria

  • smera

    thank you so much…. its my experimental kitchen… so time to improvise.!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome smera!

  • achu

    hiiiiii,i tried the receipe & it was very nice.my husband  liked it very much.thank u

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Achu,

      Good to know that chicken cutlets came out well for you… thanks for the comment!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Stefany

    i tried this recipe today :) and since am a starter in cooking, i got so much of appreciatons:) thank u soooo much for ur recipes :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Stefany,

      Great to know that your chicken cutlets were a hit. Thank you so much for the comment dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Lisa

    Hi Maria

    Looks like you deserve another testimonial. My husband loved these cutlets. I have to say that he is not a big fan of cutlets.. But today he had a bunch of them :) … I too liked them a lot..

    Thank You !
    Lisa

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks a bunch for your kind words. I’m really glad to know that these cutlets were liked bu your family. Thanks for trying them :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi,

    You are welcome! I do freeze the cutlets for a month or so. I usually freeze them after dipping the cutlets in egg white and bread crumbs. Please do check out the tuna cutlet recipe in the site, there I’ve given step by step instruction with pictures.

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Sandeep K C

    hi maria. , how many cutlets does this recipe yield ?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sandeep,

      I think you’ll get around 15-20 cutlets, depending on the size of the cutlets.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Howard

    Maria…. I salute you. My wife and daughters thought the chicken cutlets were great!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you so much Howard :) Great to know that your family enjoyed it..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • swathy

    hi maria
    I tried ur cutlet recipe…it came out well….thanks dear

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Swathy,

      Nice to know that this recipe worked well for you. Thank for the comment dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Swathy,

      Nice to know that this recipe worked well for you. Thank for the comment dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • swathy

    hi maria
    I tried ur cutlet recipe…it came out well….thanks dear

  • http://www.facebook.com/helen.dsouza.96 Helen Dsouza

    hiiiiiiiiiiii maria so nice easy way off ur cooking style. this cutlet recipe was so good . my kids love ur recipes heeeeeeeeeeeee. god bless u .

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a bunch Helen for your comment :) Happy to hear that your kids liked it.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Keerti Sudha

    wow!! I think if we make it a bit more larger it can be used s a burger patti.. can we?? :D

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Yep, you can do that :)

  • Keerti Sudha

    maria they taste good
    but I could not eat more than three!! :o :D

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Keerti :) I think 3 cutlets is more than enough per person, if you know what I mean ;)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Hemand Bp

    hiiii ..i prepared Chicken cutlet…My first experience..size was little big.. I will try again…lots of thanks for the recepie…hope u doing well chechii………..looks entirely different from the pics in this site….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Hemand :) You can change the size to suit your requirements.

  • Elizabeth

    Hi Maria,

    I tried ur recipe many times . Every time it came out excellent. But I served it with typical kottayam nasrani style salad ( Charlas) it’s an excellent combination.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you so much Elizabeth :) Yeah it tastes great with challas, just the thought of it makes my mouth water ;)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Leena,

    I’m doing good dear, thanks :) Nice to know that you like the recipes posted here.

    Thank you so much for sharing your feedback here.

    Cheers
    Maria

  • cathy

    hi Maria,
    My name is Cathy. I was a resident of Bhrain long back. It is such a delight to try your recipies… Even to go through different ones.. I love it.I stay in Muttar place near Alappuzha and run a Homestay. Pls check out http://www.riversideinnmuttar.com. Thanks a lot

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Cathy,

      Good to know that we have a Bahrain connection :) One of my cosuins is from Muttar..

      All the best for your homestay!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • cathy

    Hi maria.
    Good to know that you have cousin in Mutttar. what is the family name? I have my sister in Bahrain. Asian school in Bahrain is theirs.
    bye for now

    cathy

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Cathy,

      I need to check with Amma about the family name :)

      I’ve heard about Asian school, some of our friend’s kids study there..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Anna,

    I’ve seen some people using soaked bread slices instead of potato to make cutlets. But I’m not sure whether it will suit your requirement.

    Cheers
    Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Nisha,

    Thanks a lot for your comment :) I’m specially thrilled to know that your lil girl likes the recipes. Since kids are always difficult to please with food, I feel very happy when I hear kids loved the recipes from the site :)

    I havent tried making cutlets with raw mince, but I guess you can do that..

    • Nisha Sreekumar

      Hi Maria, I tried using ground chicken. It worked fine. Just had to sauté a little longer for the chicken to cook and loose the juice from the chicken. It really didn’t make much difference in taste; but made a lot of difference in reducing the effort. ????

      • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

        Nisha, good to know that it worked out well with chicken mince. Yeah it’s a lot easier :)

        Cheers
        Maria

  • Nisha

    Hi Maria,
    I tried ur recipe of dragon chicken and it was a hit..Thankyou so much.Love

    the way each recipe is presented..

    Nisha.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a lot Nisha dear :)

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