In Indian cuisine, a cutlet specifically refers to cooked meat (mutton, fish and chicken) stuffing that is fried with a batter/covering. The meat itself is cooked with spices – onion, cardamom, cloves, green chillies, pepper and salt. The potato is boiled, mashed and mixed with finely cut green chillies and coriander and salt. This is then dipped in an egg mix and then in breadcrumbs, and fried in a vegetable oil.
The vegetarian version has no meat in it. Instead the filling is a combination of the mashed potatoes, onion, green chillies, spices and salt, cooked for a bit together.
This international Indian favorite appetizer tastes so good and would satisfy anyone’s taste buds..try it out..
Ground Chicken – ½ kg
Onions – 2 chopped
Potatoes – 3
Green chilies – 5 chopped
Ginger – 2 tblspn chopped
Garlic – 2 tblspn chopped
Mustard seed – 1 tsp
Cilantro – a bunch chopped
Curry leaves – 2 sprig chopped
Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
Black pepper – ½ tsp
Bread crumbs – 2 cups
Egg – 1 beaten
Vegetable or Canola Oil
1. Wash and drain the chicken. Mix it with turmeric powder, salt, pepper and little bit of ginger garlic paste and half cup of water. Cook well until the water is absorbed.
2. Boil potatoes with a pinch of turmeric, and mash.
3. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and sauté onions until light brown, add curry leaves, green chilies, ginger, garlic.
4. Finally add the mashed potatoes and the cooked chicken. Keep it on low flame until the entire water is absorbed. Allow the mixture to cool thoroughly.
5. Take a hand full of this mixture, make balls, and dip it in the egg wash, then into the breadcrumbs. Make it into desired shapes.
6. Either deep fry or shallow fry it in oil, till both the sides turn golden brown.
The mixture can be frozen for up to a week, and fried when needed. You can substitute the chicken with other minced meat as well.