Konkani Prawn Patties

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: medium
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Konkani style patties made with Prawns inside a filling of potato and bread.

040For filling mixture:
300 gms King prawns, peeled cleaned and uncooked
1 tbsp crushed garlic
4 onions, finely chopped
1 tsp red chilli powder
¼ tsp garam masala powder
A pinch of turmeric powder
2-3 kokum
Salt to taste
2 tbsp oil 

For Patty:
400gms potatoes, boiled and peeled
5-6 bread slices
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp coriander leaves
oil to fry


First prepare the prawn mixture filling.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and sauté crushed garlic and onions for few minute until onions turn pink in colour.  Then add turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Sauté for another minute.

Add kokum and cleaned prawns. Cook until prawns are done and mixture is dry. Let it cool down. Remove kokum afterwards from the mixture.

(Tip: Tamarind paste can be used as a substitute to kokum)

In a large bowl, mash boiled potatoes. Soak bread slices in cold water and then add them to the mashed potatoes along with coriander leaves, lemon juice and salt. Mix it well using hands.

Divide the potato mixture into equal sized portions.

Wet your hands with water to make sure it’s not sticky.

Now take some potato mixture in your hand and press it flat in the palm. Put a spoonful of prawn filling in the middle and wrap it close, forming a ball and then press it to make flat patty.

Continue this until you make all patties. If it sticks to your hands, wet your hands a little.

Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed non-stick pan and fry the patties until they are crisp and golden brown on each side. Or shallow fry on griddle pan for more healthy kebabs.

Serve with sauce or chutney.

Paneer Tikki

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Popular Indian patties made with cottage cheese and potatoes.

028200 gms paneer / cottage cheese
1 cup cabbage, finely chopped
2 onions, finely chopped
4 boiled, peeled and grated potatoes
2 tbsp Lemon juice
½ cup all-purpose flour
5-6 green chillies, crushed
¼ tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
1 cup bread crumbs (for frying and some for mixture)
oil to shallow fry


Crush green chillies in a mortar and pestle to create a coarse paste.

In a large bowl, mix paneer, mashed potatoes, onions, turmeric, cabbage, crushed green chillies, lemon juice, salt and ½ cup breadcrumbs along with some coriander leaves. Mix it well.

Divide the mixture into equal sized portions. Wet hands with water to make sure it’s not sticky. Make patties / flat tikki shape of the above mixture.

In a flat bowl take all purpose flour and add some water to form thin paste. Dip all patties one by one in flour paste and coat each with bread crumbs before frying.

Shallow fry the patties on a tawa or griddle pan until crisp and golden brown on both the sides.

Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.