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Delicious Potato Cutlet Recipe: An Easy Snack

Potato cutlets are very popular worldwide, and people enjoy it mostly for breakfast or evening snacks. Now, the same comes in different versions and various names. For example, we have hash browns in Europe and America, tikkis in India, Potato cakes in some other places, and more. In this article, we are mainly to talk about a potato cutlet recipe in Oriental style. You may think that it is a very fancy way of having a simple veg cutlet, but surprisingly, it is straightforward. Besides, we have a magic ingredient that can give an Oriental vibe to any ordinary recipe. The Orient Asian Sri Lankan curry paste was made out of the best spices and chillies from the region.

Adding this curry paste to the simplest recipe of potato cutlet gives it the ultimate zing. Apart from a potato cutlet, you can add the Sri Lankan curry paste to any other similar veggie cutlets too. We will look into the different options also. A typical potato cutlet is mostly very common in Pakistani, Indian, and Bangladeshi households.

The primary ingredients used in these cutlets, croquettes, or tikkis are boiled and mashed potatoes, peas, coriander, and more. After you have made this delectable snack, you can serve it with a side of simple tomato ketchup, or a mint-coriander chutney. If you want to make things a bit fancier, then hummus goes well with such crunchy recipes too. Besides, making a potato cutlet is different in places. Some like it very simple, but you can coat the cutlets in panko or bread crumbs for a unique texture.

Here we are presenting the simplest way of how to make potato cutlet-oriental style.

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes- 3 large (boiled and mashed)
  • Onion- 1 medium (grated)
  • Carrot- 1 nos. (grated)
  • Fresh coriander- 2tbsp (chopped)
  • Salt- to taste
  • Orient Asian Sri Lankan curry paste- 3 teaspoons
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • All-purpose flour- for coating the patties

Potato Cutlet Recipe Step By Step:

  • Add the mashed potatoes to a mixing bowl.
  • To the bowl, add the grated onion, carrot, chopped coriander, and salt.
  • Start mixing all the ingredients to bring it to a patty dough consistency.
  • Now add the special ingredient which is the Orient Asian Sri Lankan curry paste.
  • Remix everything to get the cutlet dough ready
  • Now, take a handful of the potato mixture and press it to make a patty. Do the same with the rest of the mix.
  • In a dish take some all-purpose flour and spread it nicely. This is to coat the patties.
  • Use your hands to coat the patties with the flour roughly. Make sure to dust off the excess flour for the best result.
  • Now, in a pan take some oil for shallow frying the patties.
  • Fry the patties for around 3-4 minutes on each side or till they turn crispy brown.
  • Serve them hot with a choice of side and some freshly chopped coriander for garnish.

Now, this was an excellent snack that you just learnt, and the children at home will be licking their fingers when you make it for them. However, eating only one ingredient regularly may become dull, so why not bring some variety. Let us replace the potatoes with some other vegetables that can yield you an equally good return.

Here Are Some Other Veggie Cutlet Ideas

Brinjal/Eggplant Cutlet

An eggplant or brinjal cutlet is a more Indianized snack with a soft interior and a crispy surface. The most significant difference is that we use besan/ chickpea flour instead of all-purpose one in this recipe. The process is straightforward because you have to cut the brinjals into rings. Ensure that the rings are not excessively thick nor very thin to break in the pan’s heat. Now, make a batter with salt, spices, and a little bit of the Orient Asian Sri Lankan curry paste. Dip the brinjal rings into the besan batter, and deep fry them. Now serve them hot with a sprinkle of garam masala or chat masala on top of the cutlets.

Cheese Cutlets

We all love cheese, and especially the cutlets if they have a cheesy ooey-gooey centre. Have it with coffee or tea, a smile on your face is inevitable. In this case, we will discuss a twist to the same potato cutlet we learned at the beginning of the article. Now, there are two ways in which you can incorporate cheese into your special oriental potato cutlet. One is you can add grated cheese to the potato mixture and make patties with it. Otherwise, you can add grated cheese into the flour you use for coating for a flavoursome exterior.

Cottage Cheese/Paneer Cutlets

Cottage cheese or paneer is a very common ingredient in almost every Indian household, and there are a variety of snacks you can make with them. The natural creamy consistency of cottage cheese makes a dish more delectable always. In this case, we are talking about cutlets, and cottage cheese makes for some of the best of them. For these, you can grate some paneer and mix it with some mashed potatoes for a better binding.

Now, add all the common ingredients you see in the recipe above, and you are good to go to create cheese corn balls. Another good option here is that you can save some mixture and add some grated paneer to the same whenever you are making a crispy potato cutlet recipe like the one above. So, while serving, you have not one but two varieties of snacks. You can do the same when you are planning to make cheese cutlets too.

Banana Cutlet

Are you surprised to hear about these? Well, they are delicious and naturally creamy too. The procedure is almost the same as that of a potato cutlet, only that you have to mix some boiled and mashed green bananas to the same. You may also want to add some besan or all-purpose flour to the same mixture for a better binding. The difference here is that we do not coat it with a dry ingredient in the case of banana cutlets. Instead, we mix the same to the cutlet mixture only.

So, these were a few of the most common veggie cutlet recipes that you can make just like that of a potato cutlet.

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