Jan 1, 2014

Chicken Cutlets

First post after a long hiatus of not days but years :)...

Today's recipe is of Chicken Cutlets that I tried yesterday and came out pretty good, so here goes...


Boneless Chicken cut into small chunks - 500 gms approx.
Potatoes, boiled peeled and mashed - 3 small
Egg - 1
Cilantro - 1/2 cup
Mint - 1/4 cup or lesser if you dont like the taste
Long Green Chillies - 3 or as per taste
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 3 cloves
Red Onion chopped fine - 1 big
Fennel Seeds/Saunf - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon Sticks - 1/2 inch
Cloves - 4
Black Pepper corns - 10-12
Jeera/Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Dhania/Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp or more
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp
Chaat Masala (optional)- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to fry


1. Marinate the cut chicken pieces with salt and red chilli powder for about 30 minutes. Then pressure cook this chicken with little water for 1 whistle.
2. Once cooled break/chop the chicken into smaller pieces and pulse in mixer till it gets minced. Do not use any of the water from the boiled chicken.
3. Grind the ginger, garlic, green chillies, cinnamon sticks, cloves, pepper corns, fennel seeds, a few of the coriander leaves together without adding any water.
4. Now mix the minced chicken, mashed potatoes, the ground mixture above, chopped onions, remaining cilantro, mint, garam masala, chaat masala, turmeric powder and salt and mix.
5. Add one raw egg to the above and mix well. It should be quite a dry mixture. If you feel its too sticky, add a few bread crumbs to it and mix.
6. Take a little mixture at a time, shape into cutlets, roll in the bread crumbs and deep fry in oil.
7. Serve hot with ketchup or hot sauce.

Notes: More vegetables like grated carrot, capsicum, cabbage can be added for different variations.

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Juhi Santani & Khaiser Jabeen said...

Looks v yummy! Going to try this soon, possibly this weekend itself.

Preeta Varkey said...

Great one! Very similar to the one I make minus some dry ingredients.