Friday, June 6
A few days back , i saw cutlets in some blogs. So i too was tempted to make them. I used to make them quite a number of times few years back, but nowdays due to some of my instinct of not eating deep fried, and be a bit health consious; and some due to my hubby , who always say better shallow fry them, whenever i say of cooking them(though he loves them a lot n then eats tooo :)...)
But finally i did made them. Initially i did tried to shallow fried them n had 1 2 pieces, but naaaaaaaaaah, the shallow fries ones stand nowhere in front of deep fried ones. So i thought its better to eat less, than to compromise with taste..
Here goes its recipe,
Potato - 300 gm
Bread slices 2 3, edges removed
Carrot - 1 cup, finely chopped
Green peas - ½ cup
Beans - ½ cup, finely chopped
Corn kernels 1/4 cup
Beet root - ½ cup, shredded
Ginger & garlic paste - 3 tsp
Green chillies 4 5
Coriander leaves 2 tbsp
Cumin powder 1 tbsp
salt to taste
oil for frying
bread crumbs to coat
Boil, peel and mash the potatoes.
Boil carrot, beans and peas,corn .
Dip bread slices in water and then squeeze all the water out, mix in potatoes
Add ginger garlic paste to mashed potatoes.
Add all the mixed vegetables,coriander and green chilli.
Add grated beetroot(it gives such a nice colour) ,cumin powder and salt to taste.
Mix well and shape into cutlets.
Coat with maida paste and bread crumbs.
Deep fry in hot oil. (or can shallow fry too )
Mine shallow fried ones, they were not that bad, good for those who are health consicous.. And the beetroot and ginger gives it such a good taste and look, you simply can't resist them too...
Crush the mixed vegetables, specially peas,as they may burst during deep frying.
For healthier version can add more vegetables and reduce potatoes, but do take care for proper binding.
We can also use frozen mixed vegetables, for faster cooking.
I'm sending this to Monthly Mingle, "Appetizers & Hors'Doeuvres", hosted by Mansi of funnfud, an event started by Meeta of What's For Lunch Honey?
And also to Sunday Snacks - Hot n Spicy at All Thingz Yummy!!
And to Cooking for kids :Potato, started by Sharmi of Neivedyam