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
Makes around 10 - 12 cutlets
- 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
- Mash the boiled potatoes & set aside.
- 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.
- Once its cooked drain off any excess water & set aside to cool down
- In a pan add oil, fry ginger garlic paste for a 30 seconds, add in onions & fry them until they are translucent.
- Now add all the spices mentioned in the list give it a good mix. Combine the cooked Mutton mince, potatoes & season them with salt.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.