Balanced Food ( Fun) Equation
Tea + Snacks ⇋ Friends + Chat
Mise en place (all in place) it makes a great food event. Agreed?
Today, I am presenting Bread cutlets. These are quick to make with available basic ingredients in your pantry. The method is simple that even beginners in cooking can attempt.
Got a tea party? Make/ bake/ deep fry/ shallow fry/ pan fry as you prefer and treat your guests. I am sure they will want to visit you again in an empty tummy 😁
Preparation time:15 min
Cooking time: 35 min ( pan fry),
Spice Level: Moderate - Spicy
Yields: 18-20 small cutlets
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 3 g||5 %|
|Saturated Fat 1 g||3 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 46 mg||2 %|
|Potassium 179 mg||5 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 10 g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1 g||5 %|
|Sugars 1 g|
|Protein 2 g||3 %|
|Vitamin A||28 %|
|Vitamin C||15 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
- 3 Medium potatoes
- 2 Onions finely chopped
- 1/2 cup peas or corn or both mixed
- 2 small carrots grated
- 3-4 slices of bread torn to pieces (brown, white, low GI)
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
- 3 tbsp chopped mint leaves
- 2-3 green chillies chopped
- 1.5 tbsp corn flour or all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp gram flour/Besan
- 1 tbsp rice flour
- 1 tbsp coriander powder
- 2 tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1.5 tsp garam masala powder
- Salt to taste
- 2 tsp lemon juice or 1/4 tsp Chaat masala powder
- 50 ml peanut oil
- 5-6 Almonds, chopped
- 15 peanuts halved
- Set aside a greased cookie sheet and line with butter paper/baking sheet.
- Boil potatoes and peas together. Cool well.
- Mash and transfer to a mixing bowl.
- Add sliced bread pieces, grated carrots, chopped onions and the rest of the ingredients except chopped almonds, peanuts and oil.
- Using a spatula to mix evenly and then knead with clean hands to get a big, smooth dough ball.
- Pinch into smaller portions, roll and flatten them or shape them using cookie cutters.
- Stud the patties with chopped almonds and peanuts, like you see in the picture.
- Line them up on the greased cookie sheet. ( You can refrigerate at this point or transfer them into zip pouch and deep freeze them for later use.)
- Heat a skillet or a deep pan on medium flame and line up a few patties.
- Drizzle oil and cook on low flame until crisp. Flip and cook until the other side turns crisp. Gently press and flatten with the spatula to ensure that the core is cooked.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Serve warm with Tomato ketchup / Mint dip or Yogurt dip.
- You can replace Potatoes with Tapioca, Yam or Taro.
- If using Yam and Taro, you can skip off the peas and carrot and increase the quantity Yam and Taro.
- For a Jain version you can use Raw bananas and skip the Onions, ginger garlic paste , peas and carrots.
- Grated beets can be added to the dough mix for a deeper natural red colour. Totally optional.