Cutlets are my favourite from childhood.
Before marriage, my husband came to my house ( the second time) – I made cutlets and mango juice for him.
He never gave any feedback. Just ate it as a courtesy. Later, I came to know that he does not like cutlets – but he likes aloo tikki 🙂 🙂 I wonder how is this possible. There are so many wonders in the world for which we don’t have any answer 🙂 🙂
- Potatoes – 8 nos (medium size) – Use firm ones and not the mushy ones.
- Mixed vegetables – Chop small cubes – I used carrot and corn. We can use peas. I always use beetroot. It tastes wonderful. I made this for my sons school – so I did not use beetroot. Please try atleast once with beetroot.
- Ginger – sliced thin.
- Green chilli – 2 nos finely chopped.
- Chopped coriander.
- Salt – 2 tsp
- Oil for frying.
- Bread crumbs.
- Maida – 4 tbsp mixed with water.
- Cooking the vegetables without water is the trick for a very nice cutlet.
- Take a cooker. Keep the vegetables except potato inside a vessel and add the salt. No need to add any water. With salt it will cook with its own juices.
- Cover the vessel and keep the potatoes on top.
- Close the cooker.
- As soon as it is cooked and the steam is released – open the cooker. Don’t cook and leave it in the cooker. The potato will take water from the steam.
- Keep the cooked vegetables in a strainer and allow the little water also to dry up.
- Leave it for an hour atleast.
- Now, mix the mashed potatoes, vegetables, ginger, green chilli, salt and coriender. (if you are mashing the potato hot – it will get mashed with your hands or potato masher. If it is cooled – please grate it.)
- Make the desired shape. I like big cutlets.
- Dip it in the maida and water mixture. This maida mixture should be on the thicker side. Don’t make it thin. We need a thick coating on the cutlet.
- Then, dip it in the bread crumbs.
- Deep fry.
- Don’t quickly fry and take it out of oil. Spend few seconds to drain the oil by keeping it in the side of the kadai. This is very important to get a non – oily cutlet.
- If by chance, the mixture is not dry add 2 to 4 tbsp of bread crumbs or 1 tsp of corn flour or 1 tsp roasted channa powder. Don’t add bread dipped in water. If we use more bread or more cornflour etc in the mixture – the cutlet will not be tasty.
- I love this cutlet. It is very very tasty ( even without any masalas ). Use the green chillies – it will not be hot.