Saturday, April 17, 2010

Yummy Soy Cutlets

Sorry for disappearing since such a long time. I had some major work that was supposed to finish mid March but it continued for ever...In the meanwhile my mother in law is here and as I have said earlier she is the queen of cutlets. So to introduce her arrival, here is one of the cutlets that she makes. It is healthy if you bake it or shallow fry it - the ones here has been deep fried! Enjoy!

Ingredients
2 cups of soy chunks
1/4 cup milk for soaking the soy chunks

1 tea spoon of Chili powder
4 large Potato boiled and skin peeled off and mashed
1 large Onion finely chopped
2 tea spoon of ginger-garlic paste
1 tea spoon of garam masala
1 spring of coriander leaves cut finely (optional)
Salt to taste

Bread Crumbs - as needed
1 cup of Besan
Oil for deep frying

How To
Soak the soy chunks in water and milk for few hours. After that squueze the water out and grind in a food processor to get minced soy. Now if you have minced soy, you don't have to do any grinding and the cutlets turn out much crisper!

In a nonstick pan fry Onion and ginger-garlic for 2 minutes.
Then add the minced soy and fry on slow fire for 8-10 minutes. At this point, you will see the minced soy turning slighly brown. (Dont burn it though!)
Add the garam masala and chili powder and mashed potatoes and salt to taste.
At the end add the coriander leaves and mix well and take off the stove and let it cool.

In a separate bowl, take the besan, a pinch of salt and pinch of garam masala and mix well.
Add water to make a thick batter and mix well to ensure there are no lumps.
After the soy and potatoes mixture cools, take small portions and shape into oval cutlets.
Dip them in besan batter then roll them in bread crumbs and keep aside.

I usually keep the cutlets in the refrigerator and deep fry as many as you need just before serving them. The cutlets stay fresh in the refrigerator for about 4-5 days before deep frying or baking.

If you make them, get your friends to guess the ingredients. It will be a fun game. If you love mutton cutlets, these soy cutlets remind you of them! If you are vegetarian, you will still enjoy them and get some healthy soy in too....

54 comments:

  1. Reading your recipe, I think its time I made some cutlets. Been a long time I made some. Will try your recipe...as you said your MIL is the queen of cutlets...also credit goes to her for sharing this.

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  2. Absolutely - my mother in law deserves all the credit! She makes them quite often too...

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  3. Wow..its very yummy..and healty..

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  4. Nice to see you back with a healthy recipe. Very healthy cutlets.

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  5. They look great dear, feel like eating them now and that too with soy so surely healthier than normal.

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  6. Hi Dear, its been a long time.. cutlet looks so yumm

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  7. I really was thinking the other day where have you been and seriously was expecting some dishes from your MIL. the cutlets looks invigorating...I sometimes make these but these looks absolutely yummy. gonna try soon once am back in action. awaiting many more from you and your MIL.

    Between have you shown her this space of yours???whats her reaction, let me know so that I can do the same once my MIL is here :-)

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  8. Soy- cutlets looks perfect and delicious...
    Nice clicks :-)

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  9. soy cutlets look gr8 n love all the authentic oriya recipes...i remember my childhood...our neighbors were oriya n they used to make n share!

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  10. Welcome Back!!
    Cutlets look fantastic:)

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  11. Sayantani - my mother-in-law loved this space. She is very proud. Everything she makes, she asks me if I want to take a pix...
    Aruna - thanks
    Meena - glad you remembered the childhood days...
    Nandini - thanks...

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  12. WOW Very healthy and delicious cutlet. Perfect snack with a cup of tea. Good to know that your MIL is here. Perfect time for parents to visit this part of the year. Hope you guys are having a great time with her.

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  13. Dear Somu
    How are you? so you were having an exciting time with your work..very good..
    Very nice cutlets , will try for sure ...
    Now that MIL is with you, how abaout posting some mahura and chhinchaDa recipe ...and no excuse please..I am waiting since Besara posting
    Bhala thiba

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  14. wow.delicious andhealthy soya cutlets.. i love it.. do drop in at my site whenever.. following you

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  15. yummy cutlet dear..have a great time..lukcy to have such MIl

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  16. Lovely cutlet... dear.. Wot a coincedence.. I have a soya post too going on...

    How have u been?? Blog hopping after a long time...
    Do come by whn time permits...

    Cheers
    Sandhya

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  17. Lovely cutlets, looks healthy and yummy.

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  18. Nice cutlet looks so perfect and crispy with beautiful color... yummy...

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  19. I too make soy cutlets but this is very different from what i make , sure sure i am gonna make this soon and send u the picture. Interesting recipe from the queen of cutlets.

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  20. Friends - yes I am glad you like it...
    Pavithra - Please post your version too...
    Ushnish - have to get her to make it. She hasnt done it yet!

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  21. I was looking out for this soya cutlet for long but never found one .. this is awesome and am drooling

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  22. Nice to c your yummy post after a long time...cutlets looks delicious...

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  23. Yummy and delicious cutlets!

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  24. Very nice cutlets. Perfectly shaped and cute. Wanna try it soon.

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  25. Hi Somoo...good to see you back :-)Haven't had this for ages...Looks so perfect and yumm

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  26. I have to thank MIL for this. Will pass on all the compliments to her...

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  27. Gud to see you back dear...and the cutlets looks so gud...

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  28. I am not a big fan of soy, however, I've eaten and loved soy cutlets at a friends place...that was about 10 years ago and I still remember the taste!

    These must be delicious, should try them sometime.

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  29. thanks and let me know how it tastes...

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  30. Welcome back-nice to see a recipe from you. Keep them coming!!
    Cutlets are a fave snack at my place-never tried it with the soy chunks. Looks great :)

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  31. thanks...
    easy to hide the soy flavor in cutlets...

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  32. Hi Somoo..reg your query: I put all of the ingredients together. But I read somewhere that it's better to mix the berries and sugar, heat to mix well, add the lemon juice and proceed...either ways :-)

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  33. Gulmohar - thanks for letting me know... Have to try it...

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  34. cutlets made a healthy way using soy..love it

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  35. Cutlets looks yummy, crispy and tempting. Perfect for snacks.

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  37. soy cutlets looks delicious and healthy !!! curious about the flavour of mutton in these, must try sometime!!

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  38. Not yet started cooking soya at home,sounds healthy and nice!

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  39. Nice recipe looks so tempting yummmm....

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  40. Yummy looking cutlets...I will surely try them.

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  41. thanks - let me know if you try them...

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  42. I tried this one yesterday. It's great.

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  43. @Sipra - thanks so much for the feedback! I am glad you liked it...

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