Sunday, April 21, 2013

Kerala Beef /Chicken/Mutton Cutlet- Kerala Style

 Meat Cutlet 
Cutlets are a very common food in Kerala kitchens-be it the chicken,beef or veg cutlets,every one enjoys this crispy snacks.These are the best appetizers for a party.They can be made in advance.There might not be a single christian house where this does not form a staple food.

I always thought that cutlets are very hard to prepare and time consuming.I never attempted to make these before marriage.I had a lot of experience in shaping and frying them well.But getting the texture correct and not having them fall apart on me while frying gives a lot of experience.
I make it quite often now...almost thrice a month.I am happy to share the recipe to my friends.

Ingredients:
  • Beef/Chicken/Mutton-1/2kg(boneless,cut into medium sized cubes)
  • Potato-2,large(boiled and smashed)
  • Onion-1 large,finely chopped
  • Ginger-1tbsp,minced
  • Garlic-1/2tsp,minced
  • Green chilly-7-8,cut into thin rounds(As per your tolerance level)
  • Pepper-1tsp,crushed
  • Garam masala-1tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-a couple of pinches 
  • Curry leaves-1-2sprigs,finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves-1tbsp,finely chopped  
  • Lemon juice-1/2tsp
  • Egg-1
  • Bread crumbs or powdered rusk-as required
  • Salt to taste 
  • Oil-as required 
Method:
  1. Clean the meat thoroughly and chop it into medium large pieces.
  2. Cook the meat(in pressure cooker) with turmeric powder,half tsp pepper powder and salt till it turns tender.Evaporate excess water and allow to cool. 
  3. After cooling down mince the meat and keep it aside.Boil the potatoes,peel the skin and mash well.  
  4. Heat oil in a large pan,add chopped onion and sprinkle salt,saute till it turns soft and translucent.
  5. Add  chopped ginger,garlic,green chillies and curry leaves, stir for few minutes or until the raw smell goes off.
  6. Now add garam masala and crushed pepper stir for few minutes.
  7. Add minced meat,stir for few minutes and add mashed potatoes and stir the mixture for few minutes or until all the water content evaporates.
  8. Now add chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice and adjust salt and seasoning.switch off heat.
  9. Make small lemon size balls out of this mixture and shape them into round or oval shapes patting gently with a flat side of the knife from all sides of the meat balls,until all the cracks that form in between are sealed. 
  10. Dip each cutlet into lightly beaten egg and roll it in bread crumbs.Tap off extra bread crumbs.Do this one by one.
  11. You can keep this in the freezer for a long time.Divide the cutlets in batches,one batch equal to how many you would need for once.Freeze.Remove from freezer.There is no need to defrost.
  12. Deep fry the cutlets in low-medium heat until they turn brown as in the picture.
Meat Cutlet Kerala Style
  

Serve warm with ketchup,mint chutney or challas.....

To make Challas,chop some big onions and add vinegar and sprinkle with some salt.Mix it with your fingers and keep it for at least 10 minutes and serve.

Happy Cooking!!!
  




12 comments:

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    1. Hi ARTHY,
      Yeah It's a tasty appetizer....good for a party....

      Cheers
      LOTUS

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  2. Wow! Thanks for sharing dear.. I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

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    1. Hi Nilu,
      Thanks for visiting my space...I really likes your blog....

      Cheers
      LOTUS

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  3. Ooooo...kothiyavunuuu kandittu :))

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    1. Hi Meena,
      Thanks for your lovely comment..Hope you will try some of my recipes too.....

      Cheers
      LOTUS

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  4. Very crispy and droolworthy cutlets, can have it anytime.

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    1. Hi Priya,
      Yeah It's very crispy N tasty also....we can have it always...Glad that you liked it....

      Cheers
      LOTUS

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  5. Hi Sinie, congrats!. Really beautiful recipe. i didn't try your recipe but I know it is a very good recipe as I myself is a cutlet fan and it is a usual snack in my house. Your cutlets look so yummy ...well done!

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    1. Hi Ginu,
      Thanks for visiting my space...Hope you will try some of my recipes too......

      Cheers
      SINI

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  6. Adore the crispy coating and the soft texture inside. I will go for the mutton.

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    1. Hi Nava,
      Yeah you can prepare the cutlets with mutton also....Thanks for your lovely comment....Try this recipe and let me know your feedback......

      Cheers
      LOTUS

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