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Apr 6, 2015

Easy Chicken Cutlet Recipe / Chicken Tikki Recipe

I am back after my long vacation. The tour was very fun and exciting throughout. But it had some plan change at the last minute. First our plan was to visit jammu and kashmir. But when we reached jammu we got the news that the roads to srinagar is blocked because of heavy rainfall, so our plans got changed and we visited himachal pradesh, punjab, amristar and dharamshala. It was so much fun, will be sharing pictures in facebook soon.

I love chicken cutlet, they are a very tasty snack. But in some bakery they just increase the amount of potatoes in them and reduce the chicken, i dont like that kind of cutlet. This is my way of making them. I like to use less potatoes and more chicken so you will get a tasty chicken cutlets. It is pretty easy to make as well.

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Bread Cutlet

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Makes : 12 to 15 cutlets


Oil - 1 tblspn
Onions / Spring Onions - 1 medium size chopped finely
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Green Chilli - 1 chopped finely
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Podi - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Chicken Mince - 300 grams
Boiled Potato - 1 large
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped
Lemon Juice a squeeze
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 tblspn
Breadcrumbs - 2 tblspn+ as needed for coating
Oil for Shallow frying


Heat oil in a pan and add in onions, saute till golden.

Add in ginger garlic paste and green chillies. Saute for a min.

Add in the salt and spice powders. Mix well.

Add in chicken mince and cook till the mince turns golden.

Take boiled potatoes in a bowl and mash it roughly. Add the mince and mix well.

Add in 2 tblspn of breadcrumbs and mix well. 

Take small portion from it and shape it into a pattice.
Mix flour with water to a runny liquid, dip the pattice in the mix and coat it in breadcrumbs.

Heat oil for shallow frying, drop the cutlet in hot oil and fry till golden on both sides. Drain and set aside.

Serve with ketchup,

Take all your ingredients

Heat oil in a kadai

Add in chopped spring onions..You can use 
normal onions too, chop it finely

saute them little

add in ginger garlic paste

give them a good toss

add in chopped green chillies

add in all the spices

add in garam masala powder

add in some salt

add in chicken mince

saute them

keep cooking them

as you saute them keep breaking them with your spoon

keep cooking them till golden 

finally add some chopped coriander leaves

squeeze of lemon juice

now take some boiled potatoes, i used one large

mash them roughly

now add the cooled mince in this

mix them really well..use your hands

i found the mixture not binding, so i added 2 tblspn of breadcrumbs

mix well

take a small portion from the mix

shape it into ball

flatten it out

like this

now take your dipping things

i took 2 to 3 tblspn of all purpose flour in a bowl

add some water and made it into a runny liquid

i took some dry breadcrumbs in a plate

I took a cutlet

dipped them in the flour mix

then in the breadcrumb mix

coated it on both sides

you can put this in fridge for 30 mins or so

heat oil in a pan for shallow frying

place the cutlets carefully in hot oil

fry till golden

remove it out

drain on to a paper towel



  1. hiiii aarthi what can we use insted of breadcrums??????

  2. Hi..if I want to avoid the potato, can I add more breadcrumbs?
    Can't wait to try it!

  3. @Urmiyes u can add more breadcrumbs.

  4. @Anonymousbreadcrumbs should be used for cutlets. You can use powdered salty biscuits like krack jack instead of breadcrumbs

  5. Hi arthi...wat chutney or souce will suit best in combination with these cutlets....
    which one will u suggest...

  6. Hi Aarthi, this question I have is about ur trip, how did u manage the food for your little one, I am asking this because I have a 28 month old and am postponing such long trips just because I am not sure on how will I manage her food for more than 2 -3 days.. Your reply will be very helpful... Thanks

  7. @Anonymous since i have started giving all foods to her, somehow her palate managed it. Mornnig i used to give her nestum rice with milk. Inbetween bananas and apple and fruit juices. Afternoon, rice, paruppu podi and ghee or rice and milk, or ghee rice, or curd rice or dal rice.Evening boiled potatoes, which i used to order in hotels. then night nestum, idlies.

  8. Thanks Aarthi ! Appreciate your response for "kids food during travel " query..

  9. hi aarthi instead of maida can i use corn flour

  10. Sujatha NagarajanMay 24, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    Hi Aarthi, instead of chicken can we use mutton mince for the cutlet with the same procedure?

  11. Soya chunks can b used instead of chicken???

  12. Where did u get that chicken mince? Is it available as such in stores or u minced it at home? If done at home, will u tell me how?? I tried it in my mixer and my mixi had an awful smell after that!!!

  13. @Sophia Dennisoni used store bought mince. but if you dont get that, you can mince yourselves.After you minced chicken, wash your mixie well with soap and water, then wash it with hot water and lemon juice

  14. Tried the recipe today. It came out very very tasty. Prepared this for the first time.
    I used left over chicken pieces from chicken kulambu and shallow fried as we do for fish fry.
    Thanks a lot, Aarthi. Have tried many recipes from your site and it had never went wrong at all :) you are very clear in explaining.

  15. Tried the recipe today. It came out very very tasty. Prepared this for the first time.
    I used left over chicken pieces from chicken kulambu and shallow fried as we do for fish fry.
    Thanks a lot, Aarthi. Have tried many recipes from your site and it had never went wrong at all :) you are very clear in explaining.

  16. Hi arthi...
    How did you mince the chicken?

  17. @Anonymousi got it readymade from shop. you can mince it in a mixie

  18. hi Aarthi,
    Can we make the patties (before frying) in advance and keep it in the fridge?
    And just take it out when we need it and fry it? Will it become hard or will the taste change if its kept in the fridge?


  19. @Unknownyes u can keep it in fridge.You can freeze the cutlets in a pan and once it is frozen, collect them in a container. You can fry them whenever you need them

  20. hi ur recipes are very easy and i love to try them....

  21. Dear Arthi,
    Did you bake the chicken and minced or minced raw chicken in mixer

  22. I tried the recipe and it tasted good. .but it broke from sides..why is it so


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