Made this for my husbands birthday party and it was a big hit. This was the first time I had even experimented with any form of cutlets. Looked at so many recipes on the web and decided to come up with my own version of it. The result was something delicious on the inside and very crunchy and crispy on the out side. I made ragada, hot chutney and sweet chutney to go with it. For those who find it intimidating please do try it. It was easier than I expected.
Paneer shredded - 1 cup
Potato's Boiled - 2 (medium size)
Ginger - grated 1/2 tsp
Onions chopped into very small pieces - 1/2 cup
Cilantro minced- 1/4 cup
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
Bread slices - 2
Maida/APF - 1/2 cup
Oil for frying ( I used Olive oil)
Bread Crumbs - 1 cup (Italian seasoned bread crumbs)
1. Heat the wok/kaadai with oil on medium heat.
NOTE:Keep maybe 1 cup oil to cook each of them one at a time because they cook well then and you save on oil too.
2. In a plate place the bread and add water until the bread sucks up all the water and there is some remaining in the bottom and leave it for 10 minutes.Then remove the excess water and add it to the bowl with the other ingredients below.
3.In a bowl add boiled potatoes and mash them, add chopped onions, grated paneer,cilantro,green chillis,turmeric, chilli powder,salt, lemon juice and the bread slices that has been soaked and mix well so as to incorporate all the ingredients evenly.
4. Take the APF and mix it with a little water so as to form a batter that is like idli dough.
5. Place the bread crumbs in another plate.
6. Take the potato and paneer mixture and make a patty like a burger and then coat it with the APF batter and then coat it with the bread crumbs and place it on a plate.
7. Make some of this and fry the patties in the oil and allow them to turn golden brown on both sides.
8. Remove it and place it on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
9. Serve it hot with Ragada, hot and sweet chutney, Maggie hot and sweet ketchup.