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Meat cutlet - how to make keema croquette

Keema Croquettes | Kerala Style Mutton Cutlet

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 10 1x


Keema Croquettes is made by cooking ground meat with onions, potatoes, and spices. They are great for an appetizer and the patties can be relished with ketchup or chutney. 


  • 300gms Mutton, cut into medium sized cubes
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp Ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp Meat masala/Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Pepper, crushed
  • Salt, to taste
  • Curry leaves, a sprig
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 3 Green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Meat Masala/Garam Masala
  • Curry leaves, a sprig
  • 1 Potato, boiled and mashed
  • 1 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg white, beaten
  • Oil, for deep/shallow frying


  1. Pressure cook the cleaned meat with 1 tbsp ginger, meat/garam masala, pepper powder, salt and curry leaves.
  2. Once cooled, mince the meat using a food processor/mixer.
  3. Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan. Saute onion till it becomes soft.
  4. Add chopped ginger, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute.
  5. Add minced meat, meat/garam masala. Saute till the mixture is dry.
  6. Remove from fire and allow the mixture to cool.
  7. Once cooled, add mashed potatoes and mix well. Make equal sized balls and shape them to croquettes. You can also use a cookie cutter to get desired shapes.
  8. Beat the egg white in a bowl. Spread bread crumbs on a plate.
  9. Dip each cutlet in egg white & coat with bread crumbs.
  10. Deep/shallow fry in oil. Serve hot with tomato ketchup, sliced onion and/or chutney.
  • Prep Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Indian/Kerala