Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Prawn Cutlets..smash them up!!

Prawn cutletswho doesn’t love themI love all the versions – Bengali, Parsi, Thai etc etc but don’t make them myself cause the thought of those beautiful creatures all smashed up by my very own hands doesn’t appeal to meso why am I posting this? Here is whypicked up a couple of packets of frozen small size prawnsdon’t know why, but I did (yes, the "don't know why" part is how I do my grocery shopping normally)so when I thawed them and saw the size, for once I had no hesitation in mashing/smashing them upone packet polished off on the weekend and one todayNote to self – must make a grocery list next time, must add these to the list!!J

Prawn Cutlets


  • Small prawns/shrimps, cleaned, ½ kg (I used frozen) 
  • Fresh Breadcrumbs, ¼ to ¾ cup (remove the bread crusts and dry grind the bread in the mixer)
  • Egg, lightly beaten, ½ - 1
  • Salt, to taste
  • Red chili powder, ¾ tsp
  • Cumin powder, ¾ tsp
  • Garlic cloves, 2-3
  • Coriander leaves, finely chopped, 2 tbsp
  • Green onions, finely chopped, 2 tbsp 
  • Oil 


Dump in the prawns, garlic, red chili powder, salt, cumin powder, coriander leaves and green onions in a food processor/chopper.

Pulse a couple of times (resist the urge to to do an additional round, no matter what!!) and remove the mix into a bowl – you should have a coarse thick mix and not a wet paste like consistency.

Add in half a beaten egg, ¼ cup bread crumbs and mix well with a spoon. The consistency should be such that you are able to shape into cutlets but the egg and bread should not overpower the taste of the prawns – so start with less and then add more egg and/or bread crumbs if needed.

Wet you hands lightly and shape the mix into cutlets.

Heat oil in flat pan. Shallow fry the shaped cutlets on medium high heat till golden brown on both sides – not more than a couple of minutes on each side.

Munch on with the dip of your choice!!


  1. tempting presentation.delicious cutlets.

  2. They look awesome :) You know what,this was supposed to be my next post,though it's a different version :)your cutlets look so perfect and tempting !

  3. I saw them at Reni's place and got reminded of daal vada!! Looks tempting :)

  4. Tried prawn cutlet it was yummy

    1. Thank you Sangeetha for trying and coming by to let me know..much appreciated :-)