Spicy Mince Cutlets with Potato Cubes

Spicy mince cutlets with potato cubes

This is a Parsi recipe and they usually serve these cutlets (cutless as they call it!) with a tomato gravy. I love the cutlets my mother made, her recipe is on page 100 of the book “Mais Recipes” Minced Beef Cutlets. But my daughter sometimes likes these cutlets as she calls them “Spicy Cutlets”, hence the title….


  • 1 lb. minced beef/lamb or chicken
  • 1 large potato, cut into small cubes
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 green chillies, chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves chopped
  • Half a small bunch coriander leaves, chopped
  • 6 to 8 mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 heaped tsp. garlic paste
  • 1 heaped tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp. garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp. raw papaya paste or finely grated (optional) Makes the mince tender
  • 1 tbsp. bread crumbs (optional)
  • ½ tsp. Salt or to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • Egg & bread crumbs for coating


  1. Wash the mince well and drain complete
  2. If its frozen mince, not necessary to wash. 
  3. Squeeze out all the water and place in a bowl, add the onions, green chillies, mint and coriander leaves, potato cubes, garlic, cumin, chilli, coriander & garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste, salt raw papaya, salt, bread crumbs, if using. Mix well and leave to marinate for couple of hours or over night. 
  4. Make into small round patties, dip in beaten egg, roll in bread crumbs and fry on medium flame 10 minutes on each side, till golden brown. 
  5. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot garnished with lemon and onions as an appetiser, starter, or with a main meal.

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