Sunday, 11 August 2013

Prawn Cutlet - Eral Cutlet

   This is seriously an amazing starter, a sure hit in a party or get together.It was part of the food that I prepared for my daughter's birthday party.We are a small group of Indians who meet mostly on occasions like birthdays or on a warm sunny day .Actually all this is an excuse for us to eat good food :)We don't have any Indian restaurants around and we really look forward to occasions like this. Guess when we prepare food everyday,no matter how much we love cooking there are days when we wish someone would hand us a platter full of good food.And these parties are treats for us women,though it's hectic for the one who prepares food :)
     I'm usually nervous when I have to cook for a group,because something that I least expect usually goes wrong.This time it was the cake,my fridge sometimes behaves like a partial freezer and it decided to do it on the day of my little girl's b'day.So when I kept the cake on the table it was so hard that poor little girl had some difficulty cutting it :) And only then did I also realize that I forgot to pipe the border.She's a big fan of Pocoyo and wanted a Pocoyo cake,as with every little kid she was easy to please too and told me that she loved the cake.Though I wasn't totally satisfied.It actually tasted yummier towards the end of the day when it was at room temperature.It was a three layer cake(pistachio,orange and chocolate) with a butter cream icing. Will share the recipe soon.In all the hurry I couldn't get a good click, that's the poor cake :) Cake decorators please don't laugh :) I was thinking if I should write a book 'Cake'ai sodhapuvadhu eppadi'(How to ruin a cake)' ,Just kidding !

So off to the recipe,I always complain that we don't get good prawns here,but this time I'm seriously in love with the prawns here.I prepared this cutlet from store bought cooked prawns,it makes the whole process very simple and easy.A blessing for a lazy person like me :) 

You'll Need:
Makes about 10 Cutlets
Prawns - 100 g
Potato -  1 big
Ginger - 1/2 tsp(grated)
Green Chilli - 1 big(finely chopped)
Egg - 1
Corn Flour - 1 tbsp
salt as needed
oil - for frying
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder -  a pinch
Onion - 1 medium (finely chopped)

-Boil the potato.Peel and grate the potato.
-Boil the Prawn with little water,salt ,turmeric powder and red chilli powder.Drain the water and grind the prawns coarsely.
-Add oil to a pan and when it heats up add the ginger and stir for a minute.Then add the onion ,green chilli and coriander leaves and saute until the onions turn translucent.Add the ground prawn and saute for a minute or two.
-Whisk the egg slightly.
-In a vessel mix the prawn mixture,potatoes,egg,corn flour and salt.Mix well and add salt as needed.
-Make small dumplings and shallow fry or deep fry in oil until they turn golden brown in colour.

Thanks for stopping by ! Happy Cooking !
What are the dishes that you love to prepare for a party or what do you think is a crowd pleaser. Do let me know !


  1. I love cutlets vit anything in it!!! :)

  2. Cutlet looks crispy and inviting..

  3. Reni, the first para is exactly a replica of my life here too :) Hifi !! And seriously, that cake looks yummy & perfect.. I am lazy even to try such a big one :) And also love the perfect looking eral cutlets, yummy :)

    1. Thanks Chitz ! Hifive to you too :)

  4. wow Reni, these cutlets are scrumptious, crispy and delicious... yum yum yum...
    the cake looks awesome and the the pocoyo looks gr8... three layers looks perfect, guess u little girl must have enjoyed a lot...

  5. Yes amazing alright. Such lovely fried crisp cutlets and I can imagine why it was and will be hit among anyone, popping into mouth when its hot and ready.

  6. Yummy n delicious cutlets... N btw cake looks good... Y u say u ruined it... Entha sothapalum illa cakela.. Azhaga panni irukeenga.... ☺

  7. Super tempting and yummy cutlets.. I'm drooling here Reni :-)

  8. love it love it love...I think i have said enough:) Just perfect :)Yummy :)

  9. first things first..belated birthday wishes to your lil girl..lots of love and blessing!!...moving on...hat tip for the cake!! as for the prawn cutlets...yes off to my kitchen to make some right away!!

    1. Thanks a ton for wishes dear ! Thanks for the hat tip too and hope u like the cutlets :)

  10. cake looks fabulous and perfect...belated birthday wishes to your kid...cutlets looks tempting..

  11. cutlets looks super tempting...belated birthday to your little one

  12. cute luking cutlets...yummy n belated birtdhay wishes 2 ur sweety..

  13. Happy b'day to the little angel!! I loved the cake!! I think it's pretty cool (no pun intended)!!
    The cutlets reminded me of daal wada and now i am salivating...

  14. Thanks for linking this to my Give Away :)


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