Sunday, March 17, 2013

Soya Chunks Cutlets And Hummus

  • Soya chunks-2 cup
  • Potato(boiled)-2
  • Onion-2,big
  • Ginger- 1''piece
  • Garlic-3pods
  • Green chilly-3-5
  • Curry leaves-a sprig
  • Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/2tsp
  • Pepper powder-1/2tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1tsp  
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil-as required 
  • Egg- 1 large
  • Bread crumbs-as required
  • Take lots of water in a big pan and bring to a boil.Once it boils,add soya and switch off flame.
  • Cover with a lid and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  • Pour this in a colander and drain it.Squeeze out the excess water with your hands and mince it in a mixie.
  • Chop ginger,garlic,green chillies,curry leaves and onion to a fine pieces.Saute until it turns light brown. 
  • Add turmeric,coriander powder and salt.Stir for few minutes.Add minced soya chunks to this.Saute well.Sprinkle a few drops of water and cook for few more minutes in a low flame.
  • Add pepper powder,garam masala,chopped coriander leaves/cilantro and boiled,peeled and mashed potato to this.Mix well.Stir for few minutes or till the water content in the mixture evaporates.Switch off flame.
  • When the mixture is cool enough to touch,divide the mixture into small equal sized balls and shape them into a round or oval shapes,pressing gently with a flat side of the knife,from all sides of the balls,until all the cracks that form in between are sealed well.  
  • Beat the egg using a fork and keep aside.Take bread crumbs in a  plate.
  • Dip each of the shaped cutlets in beaten egg and then roll them into bread crumbs,coating all the sides evenly.Do this one by one.remove excess bread crumbs.
  • Heat oil in a pan with enough oil.when the oil becomes hot,deep fry it until they turned brown in a low-medium flame. 
  • Do not overcrowd the pan while frying as this would end up with your cutlets sticking together.
Serve warm with Hummus and tomato ketchup or with Challas.....
Hummus Recipe:

 Hummus is a delicious middle- Eastern dip made from boiled chick peas,tahini(sesame seeds) paste,garlic,lemon juice.It's origin is believed to be from shami region(Lebanon,syria,palestine and jordan).  
  • chickpeas-150 gms
  • garlic-2 cloves
  • tahini paste-3 tbsp
  • lemon juice-1tbsp
  • olive oil-4 tbsp
  • soak dry chickpeas over night.pressure cook with water and salt till soft.Cool and remove the skin.Put them in a mixie with garlic,salt and tahini and blend.add 2tbsp of olive oil and blend.add lemon juice and continue to blend till smooth.Chill in a refrigerator.Drizzle the remaining olive oil just before serving.
Serve chilled with pita bread or with any fried starters like cutlets,vada,samosa etc. 
Happy Cooking!!!


  1. Delicious cutlet from soya it....

  2. Thanks Arthy for your lovely comment.....

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