Friday, April 10, 2015

Brown ChikPeas Cutlet

I had lots of brown chikpeas at home. Wanted to prepare something different than normal curries , sprouts and sundal using brown chikpeas. After couple of experiments , very happy to share one new recipe "brown chikpeas cutlet" with you all. Its very healthy , tasty and something different than normal vegetable cutlet.

Here we go with the recipe

Please try it at home and get back to me with your comments.


Ingredients :
2-3 handfuls of brown chik peas
2 big size potato
1 small size onion, finely chopped
1 medium size carrot , grated
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1-2 tsp chat masala
2 green chillies, finely chopped
4 slices of bread
5-6 tbsp of bread crumbs
salt to taste
1 tsp of red chilly powder
oil for shallow fry/deep fry


How To prepare?
  • Soak brown chik peas for atleast 5-6 hours.
  • Drain the water ,pressure cook the chik peas and keep aside.
  • Boil the potatoes.Peel the skin and smash it roughly.(I used pressure cooker to cook the potatoes too).
  • In a pan , heat one tsp of oil and add chopped onions to it. Saute for 2-3 mins. Now add grated carrot to it. Saute for 5-6 mins so that all the moisture goes off.
  • In  a large mixing bowl , mix coriander leaves , chopped green chilies and sauteed carrot onion mixture well.Dip 4 slices of bead in a water for 20-30 secs.Squeeze them nicely and add the bread pulp to the mixture. 
  • Now grind cooked chikpeas into a coarse mixture .( Drain the water completely  before you grind and use this water in any curry/soup. Don't add the water while grinding , if you add water cutlet dough becomes watery and you will have tough time while making balls later)
  • Now add ground chikpeas , boiled potatoes, chat masala , chilly powder, 1-2 tbsp of bread crumbs and salt  into a mixture and mix well in hand. If you feel the mixture is little watery or if you are not able to make balls add more bread crumbs.

                       

  • Now pinch out small portions of dough and make balls . Press the ball gently using your palm to flatten it little bit. Roll it in  bread crumbs and shallow fry or deep fry. make sure that both the sides are golden brown.
      
     
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.
Tips/Alternative: 

  • You can mix 1-2 tbsp of all purpose flour with little water and prepare a dip (make sure the consistency of the dip is neither thin nor thick). Before rolling the cutlets in breadcrumbs just dip it in the prepared dip.This gives a good taste and texture to the cutlets.
  • Instead of chat masala once I used one seasoned salt called "gewurz salz". It came out well too.
  • If you don't have chat masala , add garam masala as a substitute while sauteing onions and carrots.
Thanks so much for going through my recipe , Please try it at home and put in your comments.
Happy cooking .!!