Chicken cutlet is one of the delicious snacks cooked by my mother. I remember those good old days when the cutlets used to be on the dining table ready to eat when I reach home in the evening from school / collage.
Chicken cutlet was one of my favorites and so I learned the preparation during my teens itself. Finally it became a duty for me to make the cutlets for any homely gatherings!!!
Instead of chicken we can use beef also which tastes awesome.
Ingredients to cook the chicken
Boneless Chicken – 1/2 kg (If chicken is with bones, after cooking the chicken remove the bones)
Ginger Paste – 2 tbsp
Garlic Paste – 2 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tbsp
Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tbsp
Coriander Powder – 2 tbsp
Curry Leaves – 10 leaves
Water – 1/4 cup
Salt – to taste
Ingredients to make potato mix
Boiled Potato – 1 kg
Onion – 3 big
Green Chilli – 4 nos
Coconut Oil – 2 tbspn
Salt – to taste
For frying the Cutlets
Eggs – 2 nos
Bread Crumbs – 300 gms
Any Vegetable Oil – 1 cup
Cook the chicken in a pressure cooker with 1/4 cup of water adding ginger paste, garlic paste, red chilli powder, pepper power, turmeric powder, coriander powder, curry leaves and salt to taste.
After 2 whistle of presure cooker, swithch of the flame and keep the cooker closed for 15 mnts. By the time you can prepare the potato mix.
Saute finely chopped onion in coconut oil and add green chilli. To this add boiled potatoes, salt to taste and smash the mixture well and allow to cool
Open the pressure cooker and check if there is excess water in the chicken gravy. If yes, boil and dry the water and allow the chicken to cool.
Mix the chicken and potato mix very well with you hands. Then make the cutlets in whatever shapes you want.
First dip the cutlets in well beaten eggs and then roll them in bread crumbs.
Heat oil in a frying pan. When the oil is very hot (tip: if oil is very hot the cutlets will not break) place the cutlets into the hot oil and fry till both sides turn golden brown.
Serve hot with tomato sauce and green salads.