Valentines Day! Say “i love you” with flowers, with champagne, with a candle lit dinner , a gift… I shall say ” i love you” with a recipe! Something for all of you, and i hope you like it. “Chicken Cutlets made easy” with a vegetarian option! This is also an entry for a contest…I don´t know how many contests i have taken part in…But i never seem to lose hope…i never win…i promise ill NEVER take part in a competition again…and a few weeks later….i am back entering another one…old habits die hard they say 🙂
So…lets make this lovely snack shall we?
250 grams of chicken breast, cubed
Marinade for the chicken breast:
1/2 teaspoon each of Nitu Didi garam masala powder, cumin powder and tandoori spice mix
1/4 teaspoon of grated ginger
1 green chilli chopped fine
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Marinate the chicken for about 30 minutes
1/4 cup of chopped onion
1 tablespoon of coriander leaves
1 cup of boiled potatoes
1/2 cup of breadcrumbs, or as needed
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Juice of 1/4 lime
red chilli powder to taste
Oil for deep frying
Heat a teaspoon of oil in a non stick frying pan and add the onions and grated ginger and cook till onions are soft. Add the marinated chicken breast and cook on high heat till the chicken breast is cooked and the whole mixture is dry. Leave to cool and then put the chicken in the blender ( i used my amazing bullet) and mince it. This step can be done in advance. Add the chicken mince to the boiled potatoes and add the salt. lime juice, red chilli powder if you want it spicy, coriander leaves and bread crumbs. Mix well with your hand. Take a small portion of this mixture and make a ball. Flatten it and with a heart shaped cookie cutter press into a heart shape. Roll in breadcrumbs and fry in hot oil til golden brown. To test if the mixture wont break, first take a small ball of this mixture, roll it in breadcrumbs and fry it in the hot oil. If it fries well then its ok. if not you might need to add more breadcrumbs to the mixture. This depends on the moisture in the potatoes.
Serve hot with sauce of your choice
You can substitute the cooked chicken with cooked soya mince.
NITU DIDI TIP:
For best results its best to refrigerate the mixture for an hour. Always test a bit of the mixture in hot oil to see if it fries well before shaping all the cutlets..saves time . You can also make this recipe with mutton or fish
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