“This is my cutlet recipe. I add with a little grated coconut added for a twist sometimes. I like to serve these with a tomato sauce or a dipping sauce, as an accompaniment to Pulao and raita or even dal and rice. Not very sure of the yield as it varies depending on the size of my cutlets. I do not like monotony so the the sizes vary ;)”
16 cutlets

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 kg beef mince (as fine as you can get or you can give it one round in a blender)
  • 2 tablespoons soya sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice or 2 tablespoons vinegar (I use vinegar mostly)
  • salt (take into consideration the amount of salt that is in the soya sauce you use)
  • 34 inch cube gingerroot, minced fine (I sometimes use even more)
  • 6 -8 cloves garlic, minced fine
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed, roasted and ground
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed, roasted and ground (I make my own cumin and coriander powders this way and keep them in airtight bottles for upto a week)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 14 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 12 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 3 onions, minced fine
  • 12 mint leaves, chopped
  • 12 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 2 green chilies (deseeded and chopped fine)
  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut or 1 cup desiccated coconut or 1 cup unsweetened coconut (if you are using dessicated coconut or unsweetened coconut instead of the fresh then soak in 1/2 cup) (optional)
  • black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • semolina or breadcrumbs, to coat
  • oil, for shallow frying


  1. Mix all upto the egg ingredients well.
  2. (You can blend them together too to a coarse paste for a variation) Form into 16-18 cutlets that are of a diameter of around 2 inches when flattened or make them 3 inches across so get around 11-12.
  3. Coat with the bread crumbs or semolina (I prefer the semolina).
  4. Heat a little oil in a pan (maybe a tblsp per round) to a medium high and shallow fry on low for around 5-6 minutes on each side (as many as the pan can take per round) or till they are cooked to the level you like.
  5. Add a little more oil if you require.
  6. I normally use non-stick pans and so need a minimum of oil.
  7. (1 litre lasts over a month and a half in my household).

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