Kotlet (Persian Cutlet)

Kotlet is a delicious Iranian version of ground meat patty. This is a kind of dish that can be served warm or cold, plain or with bread, at home or at a picnic. It is the kind of food that moms usually have to hide it while cooking, cause otherwise half of the patties will be eaten by the kids before serving them on the table.

It is a labor intensive food since you have to spend the whole cooking time standing in front of the oven and taking care of the patties and flipping them over, but trust me it’s worth the effort. The best Kotlet would be the one which is golden brown and crispy on the outside and soft and flavorful inside.

Serves 2 People
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  • 250 Grams
    ground beef
  • 2
    large potato
  • 1
    medium onion
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 1 Teaspoon
    black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 1
  • 1 Teaspoon
    ground garlic *Optional
  • vegetable oil
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced


  1. Grate potatoes in a large bowl.

  2. Grate onion and add to the bowl.

  3. Add ground beef, turmeric, salt, minced garlic and black pepper.

  4. Add egg and mix well until it has a consistency like the picture below. If you find that the mixture is too wet, add breadcrumbs.

  5. heat vegetable oil in a large pan over medium-low heat. Take a small amount out of the mixture (about 2 tablespoons) and pat it flat into a patty that is not too thick or too thin.

  6. Place the patties gently into the pan. Once you see that the bottom has turned a golden brown where the edges are a rich brown and crispy, flip them over. Add more oil if necessary.

  7. Place a dish with a paper towel in it next to your work station. When removing the patties from the pan, try to drain as much of the oil as possible, then place onto the plate and serve.


8 reviews for Kotlet (Persian Cutlet)

  1. یکتا


    لطفا طرز تهیه شامی رو هم توضیح بدید .

  2. بهار


    دوست عزیز کتلتها عالین مرسی از اینکه در سایت گذاشتین…لطفا کتلت سیب زمینی رو هم آموزش بدید ممنونم

  3. افشین


    عجب کتلتی…

  4. Frederick C


    Some years ago, I lived in an area where there were many Persians and learned to love the culture, the cuisine and especially my Persian friends. I moved away some time ago and have wished to find a source for authentic Persian recipes like this one for Kotlet. and here they are. This Kotlet recipe is perfect. If you are not Persian and love Kotlet and other delights try this recipe and others here. Remember practice is a very important ingredient.

  5. Celina


    Just like my mom makes it!! Love it.

  6. Trevor King


    I lived in Canada for 10 years and had many Iranian friends. Love the people and I say this honestly “Iranian cuisine is the best”

  7. Khin


    Simple easy to make, and we can use lean beef and it still comes out beautiful and tasty. Healthy enough for every day sandwich. Love it

  8. Adrienne


    Is it important to use grated uncooked potato? Some recipes I’ve seen use cooked and mashed potatoes, others just need the potato grated.

  9. Sunny Azarpour


    Love persian kutlets. My mum made the best this side of Iran. Really tasty & versatile, your can add different stuff like ‘zereshk’, these lovely tiny red sour/tangy dried berates which makes it even tastier. Simply delicious.

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