Thursday, November 1, 2007

Meal Maker Cutlet

You will need

  • 1 cup meal maker
  • 1 potato
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup green peas (optional)
  • 3 green chillies (finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp aniseed(sombu, perinjeerakam)
  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • some curry leaves (finely chopped)
  • coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • salt as reqd
  • oil for frying
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
Step 1:

Boil potatoes

Boil potatoes in microwave for 5 mins, then mash it using potato masher and keep it aside.

Step 2:

Soak and grind the meal maker

Soak the meal maker in lukewarm water for 15 mins. Drain them and squeeze them nicely. Then coarsely grind them using blender and keep it aside.

Step 3:

Saute the onions

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds,curry leaves and cumin seeds. Saute the onions and green chillies till it become transparent. Add green peas and stir it for 2 mins. Then add ginger garlic paste, garam masala powder, turmeric powder and aniseed and stir continuously for 2 mins.

Step 4:

Add the mashed potato and ground meal maker

Add mashed potatoes into the mixture and stir it for 2 mins and then add ground meal maker.Mix it nicely for 1 min and turn off the heat. Let it cool for some time.

Step 5:

Prepare egg and bread crumbs

Beat one egg into a bowl . keep bread crumbs in another bowl.

Step 6:

Dip it and fry

Heat oil in a pan for deep fry.I prefer low heat since everything is already cooked. Now make the mixture into small balls. Dip the balls first in the egg and then into the bread crumbs. Now deep fry it for 2 to 4 mins. Enjoy with mint chutney.

This cutlet tastes good with fried rice, and also as a snack.


dahlia said...

hi viji,
these cutlets look yummy... by the way where did u get mealmaker from? would love to try this...

Vijitha said...

It will be labeled as SOYA CHUNKS/ SOYA WADI...You can get it from Indian grocery stores..