Prawn Cutlets is a delicious starter to any meal. Or can double up as a snack for parties! Prawns or shrimp as some call it are found in various sizes. For this particular cutlet, the smaller sized prawns are preferable. If using the very tiny shrimp, then it would be advisable to double the quantity mentioned in the recipe.

The preparation of these cutlets is quite simple and quick. The spices used are easily available in the pantry and you can always make some changes as per preference! Again, shallow frying the cutlets results in less absorption of oil, keeping it on the healthier side!

For more such dishes, do take a look at the following recipes too…..

1. Tisrya Vade

2. Mutton Chops

3. Mori Vade

4. Bhajille Paaplet

Here’s the recipe for the delicious Prawn Cutlets…..

Prep Time : 30 min

Cooking Time : 30 min

Serves : 3 (yields 6 large cutlets)


  • 3/4 cup Prawns (small, shelled & deveined prawns/shrimps/kolambi/sungta)
  • 1 cup Chopped Onions
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Tomato
  • 2 cups Grated Boiled Potatoes (approximately 5 small-medium potatoes)
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Green Chilli…. Finely minced
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 3 tbs Cornflour / 1/4 cup Breadcrumbs …. To be adjusted
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tsp Oil for cooking the prawn mixture
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Oil as required for shallow frying the cutlets

For Dusting The Cutlets :

  • 2 tbs Cornflour
  • 2 tbs Rice Flour
  • 4 tbs Semolina


  1. To make Prawn Cutlets, wash the shelled and deveined prawns under clean water and drain. Chop them roughly and apply lemon juice and 2 pinches turmeric powder and set aside.
  2. Heat a saucepan and add oil to it. When it heats up, add the chopped green chilli and the ginger garlic paste and saute.
  3. Add the chopped onions and saute for a while.
  4. When they turn translucent, add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
  5. Cook till the tomatoes turn mushy. Add the chopped prawns, garam masala powder and salt to taste.
  6. Saute for about two to three minutes. Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  7. Cool the mixture well and transfer to a mixing bowl.
  8. Add the grated potatoes, chaat masala and the cornflour/breadcrumbs. Adjust seasoning as per taste. Mix well.
  9. Divide the mixture into 6 parts and roll into cutlets of desired shape.
  10. Dust with the cornflour, rice flour and semolina mixture.
  11. Heat a pan and add oil to it for shallow frying the cutlets.
  12. Release the cutlets one at a time in the pan and fry on medium to high heat.
  13. When one side turns crispy, flip and cook the other side too.
  14. When the cutlets are crispy on both sides, transfer to an absorbent paper.
  15. Serve these delicious Prawn Cutlets alongwith a meal of hot steamed rice and Sungta Aambat with some fresh salad by the side!

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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