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chicken cutlet recipe | chicken patties | chicken tikki

A very popular kerala style cutlets recipe made using chicken and mashed potatoes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Indian Snacks
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 4
Calories 410 kcal


To cook the chicken:

  • 250 gms boneless chicken
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 cup water

To make the cutlet mixture:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green chillies
  • ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • salt - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 3 tablespoon fresh coriander leaves
  • 3 potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed

To coat the cutlets:

  • 2 eggs beaten with a pinch of salt
  • bread crumbs

other ingredients:

  • oil for deep frying


To cook the chicken:

  • In a pressure cooker, add the boneless chicken, salt to taste, turmeric powder, water, mix well.
  • Pressure cook this chicken until chicken turns tender.
  • Reduce the steam.
  • Take the chicken pieces out in a bowl.
  • Cool the chicken down.
  • Shred the chicken and rest aside for later use.

To make the cutlet mixture:

  • In a wok, add oil and heat it.
  • Into it, add finely chopped onions, add finely chopped green chillies, cook the onions until they turn soft.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell disappears.
  • Add the shredded chicken, mix up well and saute for a minute.
  • Add dry spices such as salt, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, garam masala powder, coriander leaves, mix up well and cook for a minute.
  • Into it add boiled and mashed potatoes, mash the whole mixture well using a masher.
  • Mix the whole mixture well.
  • Cool the mixture.
  • The cutlet mixture is ready to be shaped.

Coating the chicken cutlets:

  • Take a portion of the chicken cutlet mixture.
  • Make them into round shape or oval shape.
  • Dip the chicken cutlets in the egg mixture.
  • Coat the chicken cutlets with bread crumbs.
  • Continue making chicken cutlets of the remaining mixture.
  • Heat oil for shallow frying.
  • Drop the cutlets in oil, shallow fry them until they turn golden red from both the sides.
  • Take them out from oil and place on a tissue paper.
  • Chicken cutlets are ready to be served.
  • Serve them with ketchup or tomato sauce.
  • Watch the video procedure above.


1.Do not shallow fry on high flame as the outer part of the cutlet gets burnt and also the inner filling too does not get cooked well.
2.Always shallow fry or deep fry on low flame.


Nutrition Facts
chicken cutlet recipe | chicken patties | chicken tikki
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.