Kerala Style Prawn (Konju) cutlet


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  • Fresh Prawns – 1/2 kg
  • Potato – 2 large (boiled)
  • Shallots- 1 cup
  • Ginger-garlic paste
  • Green Chillies – 3 to 4(Chopped finely)
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 3 tsp(adjust to taste)
  • Garam Masala- 2tsp (adjust to taste)
  • Bread Crumps – 1/2 cup
  • Egg- 2
  • Oil
  • Salt – as per taste


  • Clean and de-vein the prawns.See how to clean prawns. or click the image below.How To Clean Prawns 
  • Wash with salt and drain all water
  • Marinate with turmeric powder and chilly powder ,salt and keep aside for minimum 15 minutes
  • Shallow fry the prawns (this makes the cutlet more tasty)and mince finely
  • Meanwhile cook potatoes and smash them well
  • Heat oil in a pan and add chopped shallots, green chilly , ginger, garlic, curry leaves and saute well. Add the minced prawns and saute well till it turns dry.Add in Garam masala and pepper  powder.
  •  After cooling down,Make them into small sized round shaped (lemon size) balls and press in your palm.Flatten a little bit.
  • Make bread crumbs from fresh bread by using a chopper or food processor. Then make the cutlets, dip it in egg mixture and coat it with bread crumbs.
  • In another pan, heat the oil in medium flame.
  • Now place the prawn cutlets in the oil and fry till they becomes brown in colour. (Do not over fry it)
  • Filter the oil in kitchen towel.
  • Hot prawn cutlets are ready to be served .



Anitha Varghese


Posted on December 1, 2014, in Non Veg Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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