Everyone loves cutlets. Especially my daughter. She gets this big grin on her face when she's offered cutlets for dinner - at her grandparents' house! I know it's really easy, but I've just never gotten around to making them.
Yesterday, she specifically asked if she could have them for dinner, and I realized I've got to learn how to make them at some point. So, I did a blog search and found this recipe by Raaga at The Singing Chef. It really did sound easy.
I made a few modifications. I didn't want it to be spicy and I didn't want to fry it. So, I toasted them on a pan and it turned out really well.
(original recipe here)
4 Potatoes, boiled, peeled and diced
1 Carrot, boiled, peeled and diced
1/2 cup Beans, boiled and diced
2 Onions, chopped fine
1/2 tsp Garlic Paste
Salt, to taste
1 tbsp Oil
1 cup Breadcrumbs
Heat some oil in a saucepan, and saute the onions until soft. Add the garlic paste and continue to saute, until the raw smell of garlic disappears. Now add the cooked vegetables. Mash them together as you stir. Remove from heat.
Let the mixture cool. Form small balls of the vegetable mixture, and flatten. Roll each one in breadcrumbs.
Heat a saute pan with a little bit of oil. When hot, add the cutlets to the pan. Flip over when one side is golden brown. Remove from heat when both sides are browned.
These came out really well, and were an instant hit. Thanks, Raaga!
Cutlets are great for dinner with ketchup. Or you can make it more substantial by layering cutlets, lettuce, tomato, mustard in a burger bun!
This is off to Madhu @ Eggless Cooking for an awesome event, Your Recipe Rocks! Her blog rocks too!
In the recipe marathon today, we have a whole meal for you:
Let's start with some soup. Bhags' made this amazing Tofu-Coconut soup. You can have that with Siri's fabulous Home Baked "fries". That's followed by Ranji's Dal and Rice, or you can have Valli's Pancakes. Maybe you can try making that with Dhivya's Masala Oil. Or you could go a whole different menu and have Swati's healthy Upma with a range of chutneys: Raaga's Onion Chutney and Divya's Ginger Chutney.