Sunday, 14 July 2013

Mutton Cutlet

 

Weekends are kept totally for family time & that's why you will rarely see any blog activities. When it comes to making friends, I am very choosy. I take some time, make friends only with people who are genuine & trustworthy. That's why I have very few friends & in Singapore its just a handful. We had a great time yesterday at one of my friends place who has recently moved into a new house. My friend's daughter & Zion are best friends. They both had the best times yesterday & it was so much fun watching them care for each other. Both of them were little crawling babies a year ago & never used to play with each other then. But now they both hold each others hands, run around & cant stay without each other. The only way I get Zion's attention or make him eat is by saying "Avni" will come now eat fast:) The moment I take her name Zion will start looking for her LOL:) Its the same at my friend's place, she takes Zion's name & feed her daughter. We Mom's find all possible ways to feed our kiddos.


Well coming back to today's post, This cutlet was made for Zion & that is why you will see that I have not added any green chilli's or more spices. We rarely eat red meat at home & I buy them only for Zion. My Mom makes the best Mutton cutlets & I can finish them in no time. Well in Singapore the Mutton doesn't taste good at all. I love the Mutton that we get in India. Best part of cutlets is that you can make it ahead of time & freeze them. Late you can fry them as &  when you want. Well this cutlet can be used for burgers as well. This is how I made these.

This was the platter I prepared for Zion


 
Cooking time: 45 mins
Makes around 10 - 12 cutlets

Ingredients:
  • 500 gms Mutton Mince
  • 2 Boiled Potatoes
  • 1 Tbspn ginger garlic paste
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 Tspn Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 Tspn cumin powder
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/4 Tspn Cardamom powder
  • 1/4 Tspn Garam Masala powder
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Tspn sugar
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbspn oil
  • Some oil for shallow frying
  • Salt as per taste
Directions:
  1. Mash the boiled potatoes & set aside.
  2. In a heavy bottom Pan , add oil fry Mutton Mince until the water is drained off. Now pour a cup of water & cook it on low flame for about 15 to 20 mins or until the mutton is done. If the meat is not tender, then pressure cook until 2 whistles.
  3. Once its cooked drain off any excess water & set aside to cool down
  4. In a pan add oil, fry ginger garlic paste for a 30 seconds, add in onions & fry them until they are translucent.
  5. Now add all the spices mentioned in the list give it a good mix. Combine the cooked Mutton mince, potatoes & season them with salt.
  6. Finally add the lemon juice, sugar & give them a good mix. Once the dish is well mixed garnish the dish with coriander leaves. Allow this to cool down for some time
  7. Now take a ball size mince mixture in your hand, dip them in the egg mixture & then coat them with bread crumbs around on all sides. Press the patty a little to get a flat round shape & set this aside.
  8. Heat a flat pan, add around 3 to 4 Tbspn of oil & pan fry these cutlets on both sides until they are golden brown or crispy. This should take around 3 to 4 minutes.

Note:
  • Since I made this for Zion, I dint add more spices. If yo are planning to make this for adults then add 1/2 tspn instead of 1/4 tspn of coriander, cumin & garam masala. Also add in 1/2 tspn of chili powder.
  • You need to make sure that no extra moisture is there in the mutton mince after cooking & same goes for Potatoes too.
  • If you feel that the Mutton mince after cooking with spices is still runny, add in some bread crumbs or corn flour into it. This will help the mince thicken.
  • Some people like to deep fry, if you want you can deep fry the cutlets too.
  • After coating the cutlets with bread crumbs, you can freeze this in a airtight container for weeks & use it whenever you need.

 

8 comments:

  1. these looks so crispy... cutlets are always a favorite in our home... :)

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  2. Tell me about friends and finding those who are honest and trustworthy. I discovered that as my age catches up, my circle of friends are becoming smaller. Maybe I have become smart enough to find on who are good friends, also part of experiences too. Anyway, I am happy with the few close friends I have. I think its not about quantity but quality. That said, your mutton cutlet is all quality, firstly perfectly shaped the same size (I seldom came do it), spicy flavors, potatoes combined in and fried for the crispy crunchy coating and soft tender softness inside. Would love to try because besides fish, the other one we eat is mutton.

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  3. perfect, and loved the cute white dish you have used.

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  4. Ah! totally loved it. Mouth watering indeed :)
    www.merrytummy.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks for dropping by my space....i m ur fan...love this mutton cutlets...this sounds super tasty. Will try sometime...

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  6. Love your recipes- keep them coming...These cutlets look really good

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  7. These look SO delicious - love the spices you use
    Mary x

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  8. Delicious cutlet looks yummy meal.

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