Some dishes never disappears nor disappoints such is the case of our beloved CUTLETS. The cutlet is as much a staple of the Indian snack or a quick bite, the dish with colonial origins might be made from fish, chicken, mutton or vegetables. It will be seasoned with Indian spices, dipped in egg, coated with breadcrumbs and fried. My memories of eating veg cutlets is with a hot cup of coffee from the famous “INDIAN COFFEE HOUSE” which was located in M G road Bangalore, now shifted few years back to Church street, they still serve them with a slice of cucumber and tomato ketchup and yes for a quick bite it’s a great dish. This snack is very simple to make and it has with stood the test of time, I am going to share mutton mince cutlet recipe.
500 g mutton mince
2 tsp oil
1tsp turmeric powder
1tsp red chilli powder
60g fried peanuts
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
2 medium sized potatoes boiled and mashed
2 medium sized onions finely chopped
2 green chili finely chopped
100g coriander leaves finely chopped
1 cup bread crumbs(preferably fresh)
salt to taste
oil for frying
Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan and add the mutton, salt, ginger garlic paste, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, chilly powder and black pepper powder. Fry till all the water from the mince is dried up and the mutton mince is done.
Allow the mutton mince to cool.
Add the mashed potatoes, onions, green chili coriander leaves,fried peanuts to the mutton mince and mix well. Set this aside in a refrigerator for at least half an hour.
After half an hour, coat them with egg and bread crumbs make the cutlets into the shape of your choice. Set aside.
Meanwhile heat oil in a pan on medium high. Drop the cutlets in the oil and fry on both sides till golden brown.
Serve hot with Tomato ketchup, slices of cucumber, tomato & onions.