Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Vegetable cutlet


Potatoes - 3 medium sized 
Big onion - 1
Mixed Vegetable, chopped finely(i used carrot & cauliflower. Beetroot, Beans or mushrooms can also be used) - 1 cup
Green peas - 2 tbsp 
1" - Ginger, 9 - Garlic and 2 - green chilly paste - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Pepper Powder- 1 tsp
Bread crumps or Rusk Powder - 1 cup
Egg - 1 (Pure vegetarians can use Cornflour or Maida/ plain flour - 1/4 cup)
Salt - to taste
Oil for Deep frying 

wash and Pressure cook potato in a cooker. If you cut and pressure cook it gets cooked fast. When cool peel the skin and mash the potatoes. keep aside.
Pressure cooked chopped vegetables and green peas with little water giving one whistle. keep them aside. There should not be any water in this,If there is any excess water we need to strain them.

If bread crumbs is available then we can use that if not, grind some rusk in a mixer and this powder can be used instead of bread crumbs.

In a pan add 2 tbsp of oil and saute finely chopped onions. Once the onions become soft add ginger garlic and green chilly paste and saute well. Also add turmeric and salt.When the mixture is dried and cooked  remove from fire.
Add smashed potatoes to this sauteed mixture. Add 2 tbsp of rusk powder, chopped coriander leaves, garam Masala, pepper powder and mix well.Check salt and add appropriately. Make equal balls of required size.
 Using a cutlet mould or cookie cutter  make the desired shape. 

Whisk egg and dip each cutlet in it and roll in rusk powder and keep aside. If using maida or cornflour, make a thin paste of maida/cornflour and water.Dip it in the maida paste one by one.Quickly take it out and coat both sides with the bread crumbs. Repeat the process for the rest and arrange in plate.

Heat oil in medium flame. Flip and deep fry cutlets in oil. Fry them one by one or 2 at a time depends on your pan size. Fry it till it become golden brown.
Once done take from oil and keep on  tissue paper for few minutes .We  can shallow fry it  also. Instead of deep fry using non stick pan with little oil turn both sides and fry.Enjoy with Tomato sauce...:)
Recipe Courtesy: Mrs.Prassana Sugathan (Amma)

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