Kerala Beef Cutlets

The beef cutlet is a meat treat from Kerala. One of the best starters you could have, it’s got a crunchy outer layer, with a wonderfully spiced meat inner layer. I prepare this as a starter for parties and festivals as it is quick to make and so popular.  It is normally served with an acidic onion relish and some ketchup on the side. Delicious! You can prepare the beef cutlet filling in advance and store it in the fridge for up to two weeks. This way, you can prepare warm, crispy cutlets in no time.


  • Prep time – 15 minutes
  • Cook time – 20 minutes


  • Ground Beef – ½ kg
  • Ginger (chopped)
    • 1 tbsp for frying the ground beef
    • 1 tsp for frying the onions
  • Garam masala
    • 1 tsp for frying the ground beef
    • 2 tsp for frying the onions
  • Pepper powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Salt – 1tsp
  • Curry leaves
    • 5 for frying the ground beef
    • 5 for frying the onions
  • Large Red Onion (chopped) – 1
  • Indian Green chilli (chopped) – 2 to 3
  • Medium Sized Potato (Boiled and Mashed) – 1
  • Traditional Bread Crumbs – 1 cup
  • Egg white – 1 egg
  • Oil – for deep frying


  1. Take a pan and heat some oil. Add the ground beef, chopped ginger, garam masala, pepper powder, curry leaves and salt. Saute until the ground beef is cooked and all redness is gone. Set aside the cooked beef
  2. In another pan, add some oil and saute the onions until they are soft. Add the ginger, green chillies and curry leaves. Mix well
  3. Add the cooked ground beef and saute with the remaining ingredients until well combined
  4. Add the remaining garam masala. Saute the ground meat till it becomes dry. Allow the mixture to cool.
  5. Once the mixture has cooled, add the mashed potatoes and combine well with the ground beef. Take a small portion of the mixed beef and mould it into any desired shape
  6. Prepare a separate container with the egg white and one plate with the bread crumbs. Dip each prepared cutlet in the egg white and then roll it in the bread crumbs until it is well coated
  7. Deep fry each cutlet for 3 minutes on either side. Be careful not to burn any side. Drain the cooked cutlet on a kitchen paper towels to take away extra oil
  8. Serve with tomato sauce and salads. Enjoy:)

Beef Cutlet 1


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