Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Chicken and Vegetable Cutlets


I was making these Chicken and Vegetable Cutlets when Poosa said they might be visiting us on Saturday. I thought I would keep the cutlets in the freezer and fry them up when they come. 
Somehow, I forgot all about these cutlets till Sunday. I think the power outage on Saturday made me slightly on the forgetful side.
In any case, these are a breeze to make and I love it that you can sneak some vegetables in there.

What You Will Need:
  1. Chicken, minced or cut very finely into little pieces - 1cup
  2. Onion, cut into tiny pieces - 1/2 cup
  3. Carrots, cut into tiny pieces - 1/2 cup
  4. Beans, cut into tiny pieces - 1/2 cup
  5. Potatoes, cubed - 3/4 to 1 cup
  6. Ginger, cut into tiny pieces and slightly crushed - 1 tsp.
  7. Garlic, cut into tiny pieces and slightly crushed - 1 tsp.
  8. Cilantro, crushed - 1 tsp.
  9. Meat Masala, - 1/2 to 1 tsp. (Either homemade or shop bought. I use a combination of both.)
  10. Egg, Beaten - 1 
  11. Bread Crumbs - To coat the cutlets
  12. Salt
  13. Oil 
On To the Cauldron:

Pressure the potatoes. When they are done, drain off any water content and keep them aside.

Meanwhile, saute onions along with ginger and garlic till the onions turn translucent. 

Add the powders, leaves and salt. Stir well. 

Tip in the veggies and the chicken, mix well and cook covered till done.

Allow the mixture to cool once it is cooked. 

Mash the potato cubes and add them to the chicken-veggie mix. You might need to adjust the amount of mashed potatoes going in. Take a small amount of the mix and try to make a flattened round with it. If you are able to make the patty, then you are good. Take care to mix everything well together. If there are any large pieces of chicken, you can break them up as you go.

After everything is mixed well, take a small measure - like a big spoon or just use tablespoon measures to divide the mixture. Make patties out of them.

Dip each cutlet in the egg mix and then coat with bread crumbs.
Store them in the freezer and just heat up a bit of oil in a saute pan when you need to fry them- no need to deep fry. Turn once a side gets browned and cook till the other side gets done also.
Serve with sauces and or pickled onions or as an accompaniment to rice. 

Linking this to Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday of 2-7-13.

20 comments:

  1. Hi Priya! Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and following...following you back! Lovely blog and your recipe looks absolutely delicious...can't wait to try it. Looking forward to getting to know you! ;-) Have a blessed week!

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    1. Thanks a lot Michelle and glad to hear from you. It was so good to read the memoir about your mother. Have a blessed week!

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  2. great cutlets
    http://dailychoresrecorded.blogspot.in/

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  3. yummy cutlets... would love to have it with tea... glad to be your new follower!!! :)
    http://sweettoothraf.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Rafeeda. Thank You! Glad that you dropped in - do visit again :)

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  4. Boy do these ever look good! I love the name and tag line of your blog!

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    1. Thanks so much Debra! You have a great space out there too :)

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  5. Well, 'Poosa' has to say she's very unhappy that you forgot about 'em munchies when she came visiting! Ye better make 'em next time!

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    1. Errr...Planning to make fish cutlets or something when Dadda is visiting. Or something new. Since this one is already there on the blog! Have any ideas? Between, where is your entry for 'Colour Me Red' lady?

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    2. Urrrr.... Well, i'm on it! You'll get the entry soon! 'Pot' was kinda kicked about your contest and was looking for sumthn' red in the kitchen ;)

      As for ideas - 'ethakka' cutlet, stuffed boiled egg cutlet, and of course fish cutlet!

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    3. Oh really! And I'm thinking of importing the recipes from my old blog to this one here - Boiled egg cutlet is there in it. Besides it is a bit too chunky I feel...May be I'll go for Fish cutlets!

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  6. Hi Priya,
    I am in love with your Chicken and Vegetable Cutlets, they look delicious and can't wait to taste them. Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    A New Follower

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    1. Mix Helen, so glad that you dropped in. I will try to be there next week too :) Thanks for the follow too!

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  7. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are have a great Valentine weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks a lot Miz Helen! I'm so glad that my recipe is featured on the FPT. I have put up the red plate here :)

      Love your event and have a great weekend :)

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  8. Nice cutlets! very nice presentation like your blog !you know what i have tried cutlets in a different way.. best for kids.. do visit my place when time permits Vegetable Cutlets Love to have your feedback!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Monu. I will be at your space shortly :)

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