Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cutlets - Your Recipe Rocks!

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.

Vegetable Cutlets

(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.


Lauren @ Parsnips Aplenty said...

Cutlets, my favorite! Hello, dinner.

ranji said...

hi arundathi..this cutlet simply rocks!!!i love to have this anytime and can have n numbers!!!

i am really happy u tried out my papdi pizza and u daughter really loved it..give my hugs to her:)...she really made my day.

Sunshinemom said...

Yummy! I love it with a bowl of tomato soup:)

Lisa said...

Cutlets are a favorite of mine, especially when they aren't fried in a bunch of oil. These sound great!

Arundathi said...

Lauren - :) hope it turned out well!

Ranji - yeah me too - i have to literally get it out of my sight to stop eating it!

Sunshine - perfect!

Lisa - Yeah I'm not a big fan of deep fried stuff either.

Siri said...

Yummy looking cutlets Anu.. love the first pic!


Cham said...

They are crispy and yummy ur cutlets :)

Sagari said...

beautiful cutlets arundathi

bhags said...

cutlets look very inviting

LisaRene said...

What a great simple recipe! I can understand why cutlets make your daughter so happy, I feel the same :)

Sangeeth said...

yummy cutlets :)

BBQB said...

Great pictures!
My favorite sandwich that I eat whenever I visit NYC is a chicken cutlet on a nice crusty wedge/hoagie/sub roll with melted cheddar, lettuce and mayo.

notyet100 said...

looks yummlycious as ever///

Raaga said...

Hey... sent the wrong link to you guys for the marathon. Sorry.

This is the correct one.

And these look great. I love my mom's vegetable cutlets.

Arundathi said...

Siri - thank you!

Cham - yeah they were quite yummy! :)

Sagari - thanks!

Bhags - it took about 10 minutes to finish the whole bunch of them!

Lisa - :) yup and they make me happy too!

Sangeeth - thanks!

BBQB - Oooh that sounds delicious too. Where do you get these in NYC? And thanks for visiting my site!

Notyet - :) thanks!

Raaga - Yes, your cutlets looked superb. Maybe we can have her make some for us when you're here? ;) hint hint!

Roma said...

Nice as a starter too, this method of cooking doesnt need much oil either.

Neha said...

nice cutlets. For a long time i didn't made any cutlets, but seeing urs feels ,i should make soon...

Madhuram said...

Lovely cutlets Arundathi. Sorry about the delay in responding. I have an automatic spam thing called Akismet, so it sends comments with links to spam. Usually I check that list also but did not do it the last 2 days. So both your messages were in the spam list. Retrieved it now.

Thank you for your entry Arundathi. I'm thinking of doing the round up on last sunday every month.

Arundathi said...

Roma - yes good as a starter and yes the pan toasted version doesn't use much oil.

Neha - Do make them soon - they're delicious.

Madhu - no problem at all - glad you got it. looking fwd to your round-up. we don't eat much rice at home so your monthly round-ups are going to be much appreciated.

Divya Vikram said...

too too delicious

Sailaja Damodaran said...

congrats.... collect ur award from

Arundathi said...

Divya Vikram - Thanks!

Sailaja Damodaran - Thanks for the award!

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