Recently,while we were in Bangalore,I asked ma-in-law to give me a simple recipe for a cutlet since Ajay so vividly remembers eating up a couple of these as his evening snack during his school days.She smiled and said I was unnecessarily complicating the recipe.It,in fact is a very simple recipe which according to her even a 10 year old can whip up.Now that is a challenge for me,isn’t it?
Though I planned to make it at the next given opportunity,I made it only yesterday.Ajay was doing some work and I wasn’t feeling so sleepy and hence was watching the Sunday movie on a Malayalam channel.I wished someone would make me a piping hot snack with a strong tea to wash it down with.But alas..no such luck.I had to make it myself..:).It tasted simply superb..crispy outside and soft inside..just too good.Ajay had 6 of them..no kidding!!
Potatoes – 3,medium
Carrots – 2
Beetroot – 1,medium
Oil – 1 tbsp
Onions – 2,finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Maida – 2 tbsp
Bread slices – 10-12
Oil for deep frying
In a pressure cooker,add all the vegetables and cook for 10-15 minutes or till the vegetables cook completely.
Peel the vegetables and mash it well,keep it aside.
In a kadai,add the oil and sauté onions till they turn light brown.
Add the ginger-garlic paste,chilly powder and garam masala and sauté for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
Add the mashed vegetables,salt to taste and mix well.
Keep the flame on low and sauté till the mixture becomes dry.
Transfer to another bowl and let it cool.
Add ½ a cup of water to maida and make a thin paste.
Powder the bread slices in a mixer to make bread crumbs.
Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying the cutlets.[Make sure the oil is really hot before putting in the cutlets].
Make small balls of the vegetable mix and flatten it a little[shape it according to you preference].
Dip it first in the maida-water mix and then roll it in the bread crumbs.
Add the cutlets to the hot oil and fry till they become dark brown on both sides.