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Beef Cutlets (Kerala Style)...step by step.

Kerala style beef cutlets is a crunchy snack and I make it often because it is bite-size and easy to munch;
when my kids are at home, they skip meals often for playing with their tend to forget all about food and this is the best way to divert their attention from any games.

Christmas is around the corner and these cutlets are perfect for the festivities.

Beef cutlets can be be made ahead and refrigerated for about a week and longer in the freezer. Kids will love this crunchy cutlets dipped in tomato sauce.

So lets begin.

Beef : 1 kg, chopped.
Potato: 1/2 kg (can add 1 or 2 potatoes more)
Green chillies: 5-6 (depending on your taste you can increase or decrease).
Curry leaves: 1 sprig.
Onion: 3 medium.
Ginger: 1 inch piece.
Garam masala: 1 tbsp.
Pepper powder: 1 tbsp.
Vinegar: 1 tbsp.
Salt to taste.
Oil, preferably coconut oil.
Egg: 1, beaten.
Bread crumbs as needed.

Clean and wash the beef and squeeze it really tight or put it on a strainer to remove the excess water. Put the beef in a cooker, add salt and vinegar. Clean and wash potatoes and put them on top of the beef. Pressure cook for 20 minutes or until the beef is thoroughly cooked. Keep aside.
Mince the cooked and cooled beef in a food processor or mixer and keep aside. Peel the potatoes and keep aside.

Since I use a food processor for mincing and chopping; I cut the onions, ginger, curry leaves, and green chillies.

And mince them; you can also chop them really fine with a knife.

In a pan, heat 3 tbsp of coconut oil and add the minced onion. Keep the fire on low.

Saute till it becomes translucent, then add salt, garam masala, and pepper.

Add the minced beef into this, mix well for 3 min and then crumble the potatoes with your hand and add it to this....keep stirring for 5 to 7 min....this for the moisture in the potatoes to be absorbed. Then switch off fire and allow it to cool. When cooled....mix everything together with your hand.; if you like more pepper powder, salt, and garam masala you can add to suit your taste.

Roll into small oval shapes with your fingers or any shape you prefer.

Dip each cutlet into lightly beaten egg and then roll in bread crumbs....You can keep this in fridge for up to a week.
Heat oil and put in the cutlets....and fry till golden brown....drain on a tissue.

Serve hot with tomato sauce....or rather tempt kids when they are playing.

Kids are going to demand more ...ha!

Also check out:
Vegetable cutlets...step by step.
Spinach cutlets...step by step.
Tuna cutlets.......step by step.
Easy instant bread cutlets...step by step.


  1. Luvly clicks!!!soo tempting....looks adorable..

  2. wow these look so perfect and very tempting :)

  3. perfect snack for this looks really superb...feeling like to grab one :)

  4. The outer crust looks so crunchy I bet these were tasty

  5. these look great, but unfortunately i do not eat red meat. hope you enjoyed them

  6. Super crispy cutlets,let me try with mutton.

  7. Beautiful blog! I love your step by step instructions and your photos are beautiful!! I'm your newest follower. :)

  8. Oh yummy!!! These look SO good! I love bites that are crunchy on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside and that's what these definitely are!

  9. Do you put the weight on the pressure cooker while cooking the beef and potato.

    1. Hi anon-thanks for stopping by....yes, weight should be on!! after one whistle, simmer for 20 minutes...hope this helps.

  10. why do cutlets breaks in oil. Any remedy for this?

    1. There are a lot of reasons, I have noticed that if the cutlets are not tight ie a bit loose it will tend to break, so I do add in a bit of breadcrumbs before rolling, also, while frying turn it gently with a spoon rather than using a turner!! and do not crowd them in oil....maybe two or three at time, hope this helps....thank you for stopping by :)

  11. Hai nisa,
    At what stage we should refrigerate. cutlets.....after dipping in bread crumbs or at keema stage?
    kindly reply .....

    1. After rolling in breadcrumbs .....or if you prefer to fry them after a day or two, you can refrigerate or even freeze them.

  12. Hi...nisa...
    I have made this was yummy...thanks for ur recepie...keep going:-)

  13. Hi nisa...
    I have also add breadcrumbs befor rolling. after that also it is used to break..whta I supposed to do?

    1. Next time try sauting the beef longer after the potatoes are added....breaking happens because of the moisture...hope this helps...

  14. i made the beef cutlets yesterday and it turned out to be superb. thank u so much for the step by step recipe. i was always afraid of making cutlets as it would always break when i put them in hot oil. i was looking for a beef cutlet recipe which i could try it out with confidence. And thank God that confidence paid off. keep posting more such recipes and god bless you. Leena


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