Chicken and macadamia nut cutlet

These crispy little cutlets are perfect as starters or as an accompaniment to a cup of chai. The use of macadamias adds a boost of healthy protein and fats to this popular snack.


7 pieces


  • Snack


  • Healthy Snack



  • Chicken Mince – 300 gms
  • 6 Macadamia Nuts finely chopped
  • 5 Garlic Cloves 
  • 2 Green Chillies 
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp. Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Tsp. Black Pepper Powder
  • Juice of Half Lemon
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg Beaten 
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Cooking Oil
  • Handful of Chopped Coriander
  • Grind ginger, garlic and green chillies into a smooth paste. You can do this in a blender or with a mortar & pestle. 
  • Take a large mixing bowl, add minced chicken, chopped macadamia nuts, ginger, garlic and green chilli paste, all the spices, lemon juice and 1 tsp of breadcrumbs.
  • Mix it well, divide into 7 equal portions and roll them into round balls. 
  • Now shape them into cutlets by first flattening each ball slightly, coating them in egg mixture and then rolling them in breadcrumbs.  
  • Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry these cutlets on both sides until crispy. This process will take upto 8-10 minutes. 
  • Serve with coriander & mint chutney and sliced onions. 
  • Calories: 140kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 165mg
  • Potassium: 72mg
  • Vitamin A: 401IU
  • Calcium: 5mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg