From Grandma’s Kitchen: Prawn cutlets

Seafood is very popular among the Goan folk. After fish, prawns are one of the most consumed proteins in Goa. There are numerous prawn dishes available in this beautiful State, such as curries, pickles, chilli-fry, and more. The prawn cutlet recipe given below belongs to a Goan grandmother who loves to cook. 


1/2 kg small prawns- clean and devein

1/2 kg onions (cut fine)

5-6 green chilies (according to your taste)

1 tomato (cut fine)

1 handful of fresh coriander leaves (cut fine)

1 Maggi cube for extra taste (optional)



Grind: 6 flakes garlic, 3/4" ginger, 1/2 tsp peppercorns, 3-4 cloves, 1/2" cinnamon


(1) Boil the cleaned and washed prawns with salt until cooked without adding any extra water.  After it has cooled, grind or mash them to a paste without adding any water.  Keep this paste aside.

(2) In a pan, put a little oil. Add the cut onions, green chillies, tomato and coriander leaves and Maggi cube. When fried nicely, add the ground paste of garlic etc.  When the mixture is cooled down a little, add the mashed prawns, 1 raw egg, 2 slices bread, 1tbsp. vinegar.

(3) Form into cutlets by coating it with semolina (rava) and fry. Enjoy it when it is hot.


Pic credit: Shivang Mishra | NT GOGOANOW