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Soya Cutlets ( baked or fried )

>> January 29, 2011

Until recently, I have been preparing only soya chunk curries. Once I tried to prepare recipes with soya mince, it seems to be very interesting. Therefore, the soya mince curry came up and then I tried to prepare cutlets using soya mince. On the first bite it is very difficult to distinguish whether this is a meat cutlet. However on the second bite you will definitely know that this is soya, because you can taste its flavor.

About Soya Mince, you can either prepare it at home or just use store bought ones. In the soya mince curry I had used a different method to prepare the mince and for this cutlet I followed a different method. The latter is a better process.

I prepared a baked cutlet to reduce the oil intake as well as to save time. You can just bake everything in one go.

the recipe

soya chunks – 20 -25 nos
potato – 2 medium or 3

the quantity of potatoes must be equal to or more than the soya mince bcoz soya has a very strong flavor

onion, finely chopped – 1
garlic, finely chopped – 2 cloves
ginger,  finely chopped – ¼ inch piece
garam masala – ½ tsp
coriander leaves, chopped – 2 – 3 table spoon
lime juice – 1 tsp
turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
chilly powder – ½ tsp
pepper powder – ¼ tsp
salt to taste
oil – 1 tbsp

to coat the cutlets

milk – ¼ cup
pepper powder – a pinch
bread crumbs – from two slices

the method

Boil adequate water to immerse the soya chunks. Turn off heat. Add ½ tsp salt into the water and stir in the soya chunks. Cover and let it soak for 20 minutes. Drain off and squeeze water from soya chunks. Wash it with fresh water. Cut it into two. Place the chunks in a blender and blend for 2 seconds. It would have become strands. Keep it aside.

Boil, peel and mash the potatoes.

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onions. When translucent add the chopped ginger & garlic (ginger garlic paste is also okay). Add turmeric, chilly, garam masala and pepper powder.  Stir in the soya mince and salt. Sauté until it is coated well with the spices (add few drops of water if need be). Add the lime juice and coriander leaves. Turn off heat. Let it cool.

Add the mashed potatoes to the sautéed mince. Knead it to a dough. Keep it aside for 10 minutes. Shape it into patties of desired shapes.

Take the milk in a slightly wide bowl and add the pepper powder.

Keep the bread crumbs in a flat plate.

Take each cutlet, immerse it in the milk mix and then put it in the bread crumbs and coat it well.

Preheat over at 200 C for 5 minutes. Bake the prepared cutlets at 200 C for ten minutes. Serve with tomato ketchup or as you please.

* this cutlet can be either baked or fried


savitha ramesh January 30, 2011 at 1:04 AM  

very inviting cutet.cute one

Priya January 30, 2011 at 1:07 AM  

Baked cutlets looks wonderful,i do go often for baked version of cutlets..

aipi January 30, 2011 at 6:25 AM  

protein packed n delicious..loved the combo of the spices you used :)

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Rachu January 30, 2011 at 6:38 AM  

wow.. healthy and great innovative idea....I will go with bakes cutlets..


Akila January 30, 2011 at 7:23 AM  

wow lovely cutlets dear....

Medeja January 30, 2011 at 8:03 AM  

I think I would bake them :) They look really good :)

Swathi January 30, 2011 at 8:09 AM  

Delicious crispy baked cutlets. Love it.

Premalatha Aravindhan January 30, 2011 at 7:30 PM  

Healthy dear! love the version...

Pushpa January 30, 2011 at 10:12 PM  

My fav sanck,cutlets are looking scrumptious.

Kairali sisters January 31, 2011 at 9:44 AM  

Yummy and lovely cutlets..I love soya cutlets..

Yummy Team February 1, 2011 at 3:07 AM  

Great looking cutlets..Healthy and delicious too..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal February 1, 2011 at 7:48 AM  

wow, that is surely lovely and delicious looking.

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