Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Deep fried spicy vegetable Cutlets loaded with potatoes, peas, carrots, green beans, corn dipped in tomato ketchup ... sheer delight !!!
RECIPE MAKES 10 CUTLETS
2 big potatoes (boil to 4 whistles, mash)
1.5 cup mix vegetables (peas, carrots, green beas, corn) Steam till cooked - we need 1 cup of mix vegetables, but take 1.5 cups before steaming as vegetables will settle later
After steaming, put all the vegetables in a thick paper tissue & press lightly to remove as much moisture as you can.
2-3 tablespoons fresh cut cilantro dhania)
3/4 tablespoon green chilli paste
1/2 tablespoon garlic paste
1/2 tablespoon ginger paste
salt to taste, pinch of turmeric, 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
6 tablespoons all purpose flour (maida), 1/2 cup water
2 cups breadcrumbs + 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (you can buy readymade or remove the thick edges off regular bread & pulse in a food processor or blender to make your own breadcrumbs)
In a big bowl, add mashed potatoes, mix vegetables, 2-3 tablespoons fresh cut cilantro dhania), 3/4 tablespoon green chilli paste, 1/2 tablespoon garlic paste, 1/2 tablespoon ginger paste, salt to taste, pinch of turmeric, 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
You can lightly mix all the ingrdients with your fingers & blend all the spices. Cutlets can be made now.
But if you feel that the moisture out of the steamed vegetables was not completely removed, add 1/2 cup breadcrumbs too (this is to ensure that the cutlets dont break in the hot oil while frying, breadcrumbs binds them together well)
I prefer to add breadcrumbs to the mix just to avoid disasters in the hot oil later.
Make 10 equal portions & press lightly in any shape (round or oval)
Mix 6 tablespoons of all purpose flour & 1/2 cup water in a bowl to make a paste like mixture. Mix well so there are no lumps.
Keep a bowl full of 2 cups breadcrumbs next to this.
Take a cutlet, dip it in the all purpose flour paste mixture, let it completely coat the cutlet.
Immediately dip the cutlet in breadcrumbs & press lightly with your hand.
Turn the cutlet, repeat on the other side & the sides.
Do this once again (pressing twice on breadcrumbs to get a firm crisp layer over the vegetables)
Once all the cutlets are ready, heat oil on little more than medium heat.
Fry cutlets till golden brown. Serve hot with cilantro chutney & tomato ketchup
Prepare & enjoy !!!
Posted by falguni at 5:42 PM