Last weekend it was raining here so much and later that day in the evening while I was having my cup of tea watching the rain outside I had some nostalgic feeling ...it was about the hot , yummy cutlets I used to eat from Indian coffe house back home...I had eaten a lot of cutlets from the coffee house as well as their parcel cutlets( take away ones ) .Take away ones were usually wrapped in banana leaves with a news paper wrap outside.They also had a tomato ketchup which was sweet and delicious to go with it, It was heavenly combination for me.The banana leaves gives a nice flavour to the cutlet and it tasted awesome.Coming back to todays topic, so after that day I wanted to eat some cutlets badly and thats when I decided to make some myself, and I should say it was defintely a winner and we loved it !
Ingredients (for 8 cutlets )
Canned tuna - 1 can (160 gm)
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 small
Potato - 2-3 small
Ginger minced - 1 tsp
Garlic minced - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Redchilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Bread crumbs ( as required )
oil for deep frying
1.Peel and boil poataoes. Mash and keep it aside.
2.In a saucepan add some oil sputter fennnel seeds, add minced ginger, curry leaves and saute for a minute.
3.Add finely chopped onions and saute until soft.
4.Add minced garlic and saute for a minute.
5.Add all the spice powders , drained tuna chunks and saute for about 5-8 minutes
6.Finally add mashed poatoes , mix well and turn off the flame.
7.Shape them into little balls and flaten them out a little to get a circle shape, dip them in beaten egg to give a coating and finally in the bread crumbs .
8.Deep fry them until golden and crispy .