Tips for Crunchy and Yummy Cutlets
Some time when you fry the cutlets , they are crunchy outside but soggy inside. Definitely you will be disappointed so much. Do not worry . Just follow these tips and enjoy yummy crunchy cutlets :
- Use fresh bread crumbs made at home for the coating of cutlets . If you buy from market they are mostly 10-15 days stale .Stale crumbs will not give you a nice flavor.
-Always use bread crumbs for binding the dough instead of soaked or dry bread because bread has already moisture which will make your dough sticky. When you use bread crumbs in dough it will soak the moisture of potato and dough will not be soggy.
-Mixing of small quantity of Poha will enhance the flavor of cutlets and help to avoid sticky dough.
-Never forget to add 1-2 spoons of lemon juice in the dough. It will also enhance the flavor of cutlets to great value.
-Fry the cutlets on medium heat for super crunchiness. On high flame they will burn ; and on low flame they will absorb too much oil.
-Coat the cutlets with bread crumbs thoroughly . Gently press it with hands to avoid falling of bread crumbs in oil during frying.
-Always use fresh oil for cooking . This will also make a lot of difference in the flavor of cutlets.
-Never use mustard oil for frying. Ricela oil is good for frying anything as it has high smoking point.
-Fry maximum 2-3 cutlets at a time. In this way your cutlets will not absorb oil.
-Never forget to add the compulsory ingredients for making the dough like Poha ,bread crumbs, lemon juice, chaat masala, potatoes. After this you can add any type of vegetable like carrots, capsicum, dry fruit like kaju tukda, corn kernels etc according to your taste.
How to prepare crunchy and delicious cutlets
Potatoes- 4 medium size
Bread crumbs- 4 tbs
Soaked Poha- 4 tbs
Chopped green chilly-1 tsp
Chopped carrots- 2 tbs
Or any vegetable like capsicum , onion depending on your choice.
Boiled sweet corn- 2 tbs
Kaju tukda 1 tbs
Chopped green coriander 2 tbs
Chopped and crushed ginger and Garlic -1 tsp
Salt according to your taste
Chaat masala ½ tsp
Material required for outer coating:
Maida 2-3 tbs
Water for dissolving the maida.
Bread crumbs – 1 cup
Dissolve the maida in water and make a thin solution for dipping cutlets. There should be no lumps in this solution. Keep it aside .
Now mix all the ingredients of cutlets very well . Take a small portion of dough and make it any shape like heart , star etc. Dip it in maida solution and immediately take it out and roll it in bread crumbs. Press the bread crumbs with hands , so that they don’t fall in oil. Now fry it in oil on medium flame until golden brown. Serve them hot with Sauce or Chutney etc.
I am sure you will lick your fingers and ask for more…….
Dr. Suman Setia BAMS DNHE PGDHHM
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