The Easiest Prawn Cutlets You Will Ever Make #Recipe

by - October 08, 2020

Prawn Cutlets

The title pretty much sums it up. 
During the lockdown, we have been fooling around with various dishes, adding and subtracting ingredients as we went along. With Kochi have an abundance of seafood even during the lockdown, prawns - from small shrimp to jumbo tiger prawns - were easily available.

The recipe I am showcasing here is for prawn cutlets and is really easy to make with all the ingredients being available in Indian household kitchens at any given time. The whole process from prepping to plating takes 20 minutes and it makes an excellent tea time snack or even dinner. 

A plate full of prawn cutlets


Prawns - 400 gms, finely chopped
Bread - 2 slices, soaked & drained
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Rava - 1 tbsp
Egg - 1
Red Chilly powder - 0.5 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste 0.5 tsp
Turmeric - 0.25 tsp
Salt (to taste)


Mix all the ingredients together. 
Shape into cutlets. 
Shallow fry.

It really is as simple as that.

Points which I feel deserve special mention while preparing these prawn cutlets:

1. Not adding potatoes (which we traditionally do in our mix for most cutlets) allows the flavour of the prawn to shine.

2. Cut the prawns fine but do not make it into an absolute mush.

3. I like the bite the chopped onions give to the final cutlet. It contrasts well with the remaining textures. 

4. Following the recipe above should give you around 12 regular sized (see picture) prawn cutlets which can serve 3 - 4 normal people (or one me...)

4. You can also download or save the recipe from the image below and access it offline whenever you want.

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  1. I don't eat sea food, one son is allergic to prawns and the other doesn't like them! Looks like I can pamper the better half this weekend!

    1. Damn. So sorry that most will miss out. Do let me know how the better half liked it and how it compares with earlier prawn Cutlets he may have had.

  2. I am not a sea food person but the recipe is simple and a quick one for a tasty starter or snack!

  3. Now I'm hungry. Those look so very good.

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  4. I just cannot get a taste for sea food though these look tempting. Maybe someone will make them for me and I will get to taste then :-)

  5. Such an easy recipe to try this weekend 😁. Just a tiny question.. I don't have excess to sea food but there are plenty of freshwater prawns. Can I replicate it with freshwater prawns?

  6. Seems very easy indeed and my mouth is already watering.

  7. Yum! You had me at prawn cutlets! I am definitely trying this at home over the weekend.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  8. wow i havent seen a prawn recipe for a long time. That seemed like something id make if someone forced me to cook and make cutlets. Awesome!

  9. Simply drooling over this amazing recipe. So eager to try it

  10. The recipe is so nicely explained by you. I am sure sea food lovers would love to make this one. I will share with my mother inlaw for her to cook for the husband as he loves to eat sea food.

  11. I just saw the list of recipes you have 9n your site.Tempting indeed. To his prawn cutlet recipe is next on my list of 'to eat'.

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  13. Being a Goankar, seafood is soul food for me and prawns are my favorite. Will definitely try this recipe.

  14. This so quick and easy to follow Recipe with few ingredients. Looks delicious. #dewreads

  15. Oh wow! Need to get hold of some prawns quick!!

  16. I am sure to try this super easy yet yummy recipe at home.

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