It's Diwali today................. Celebrations are all over the place......... Here, it's me WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY DIWALI........
Cutlets are my favorite !!!! right from my childhood days. Whenever there's a special occasion or a guest at home.... my mom asks what shall we make for them... and inevitably, cutlet will top 'my most wanted' list.... I can still clearly remember the way she prepares them... First she'll make the filling.... then wrap it around with a bread drenched and squeezed with milk.... then she slides them into oil.... and lift out the golden colored rounds. What a pleasure eating them!!!!!!!!!!!! It's only after that we became health conscious.... started to toss them over tawa... with only a few drops of oil.... but still their taste was nevertheless compromising... This recipe here is adapted from Rak's Kitchen
Potato - 1/2 cup (cooked and mashed)
Mixed veggies - 1 cup (microwaved for 3 mins)
Wheat bread - 3 slices (pulsed in a mixie)
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 3 (chopped finely)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
Onion - 1 (chopped finely)
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Egg - 1 (beaten slightly)
Bread crumbs - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
- Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai. Temper it with jeera seeds. Now add in green chillies followed by ginger garlic paste. Saute for a min.
- Now add in the onions, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and saute till onions turn transparent. Switch off the stove.
- Add in the mixed veggies, coriander and potatoes along with the pulsed bread and salt. Cool it for a while.
- Divide the mixture into balls. Flatten them. Dip in the beaten egg. Roll them over the bread crumbs and place them on a hot tawa.
- Cook them with a few drops of oil until they turn golden brown. Or you can even shallow fry or deep fry them.
- Now your cutlets are ready for taste....
Enjoy them with a cup of tea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!