Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette

Beef cooked with spices, dipped in an egg mix and then in breadcrumbs and deep fried. A great snack that you can have anytime. An appetizer never missed out at parties especially in a Kerala Christian home.

Kerala Beef Cutlet / CroquetteBeef cooked with spices, dipped in an egg mix and then in breadcrumbs and deep fried. A great snack that you can have anytime. An appetizer never missed out at parties especially in a Kerala Christian home.

Summary

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  • Courseappetizer
  • Cuisineindian
  • Yield6 s 6
  • Cooking Time1 hour, 20 minutesPT1H20M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time1 hour, 30 minutesPT1H30M

Ingredients

Meat Mix
Ground beef
500 grams
Onion(medium)
3 numbers
Green chili
6 numbers
Rice (in )
5 small cups
Curry leaves
1 sprig
Turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon
Salt
Garlic
2 teaspoons
Ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons
Aniseed powder
1 1/2 teaspoons
Pepper powder
1 teaspoons
Garam masala
1 teaspoon
Potato(medium)
2 numbers
Fry
Egg
1 number
Bread Crumbs
1 cup
Oil

Steps

  1. Chop onion into small pieces. Crush green chillies in a chopper or mixer. Heat oil in a pan. When oil is hot, add the sliced onions, curry leaves, and salt. Adding salt helps the onion to get cooked fast.
    Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette
  2. While it gets sauteed, cook potatoes in a separate pan or cooker. If you are using the cooker, switch it off after 2 whistles or until it is done.
    Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette
  3. Crush or grind ginger and garlic. Once onion turns light brown, add ginger-garlic mixture to it. Once it is sauteed well, add aniseeds powder, pepper powder and garam masala.
    Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette
  4. Saute it for a couple of minutes and then add cleaned ground beef. Cook it until beef is done. Ground beef gets cooked soon. It might just take around 10 to 15 minutes. Saute it well and make it dry. Refer notes if you don't want to use ground beef.
    Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette
    Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette
  5. Allow the beef mixture to cool down. Meanwhile, peel and mash the cooked potatoes well. Add the mixture to mashed potatoes. Mix it well. Add salt and pepper powder if needed at this moment.
    Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette
    Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette
    Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette
  6. To fry - Make round balls and roll it into oval or other desired shapes. Beat egg well. Dip each cutlet in egg and then roll it in bread crumbs.
    Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette
    Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette
    Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette
  7. Heat oil in a deep fry pan or kadai. Deep fry the cutlets until it's brown. Do it in batches. It would just take 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Use enough oil. Otherwise, you will find the cutlets cracking in the middle. Mistakes that I've done :) You will get around 20 medium sized cutlets with this measurement. Serve it with tomato sauce. Enjoy :)
    Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette

Notes

  1. If you are not using ground beef, pressure cook beef with salt, turmeric powder,pepper powder, garlic and ginger. Keep it for two whistles or until meat is cooked. And then evaporate the water and mince the cooked beef in a mixer. Grind it just enough so that you can feel the meat strands. Do not make it into a paste. Add it to the onion mixture in Step 4.
  2. Mutton cutlet can also made in the same way using ground mutton.