Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mushroom Cutlet

Mushroom - 8 oz
Onion finely chopped - 1 medium
Garlic crushed - 3 cloves
Ginger crushed - a 1 " inch piece
Green chili chopped - 1 or 2
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Chili powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Curry leaves chopped (optional)
Salt to taste

Potato boiled, peeled and mashed - 1 medium

Egg - 1
Plain bread crumbs as needed
Oil to fry

Bring to boil 3 cups of water in a cooking vessel and add mushrooms .
Cook it covered for 2 minutes. Switch off flame and drain the mushrooms
Pat dry it with a kitchen towel .
Finely chop it using a knife or put in a food processor and give 3-4 pulse .
Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions and fry for 7-8 minutes.
Add crushed ginger, garlic and green chilies and fry for 3-4 minutes
Add chopped mushrooms and saute till the water evaporates.( 8-10 minutes)
Add garam masala , salt to taste and curry leaves and fry till it is well sauteed
Switch off the flame and let it cool.
Add the mashed potato with the mushroom mix and combine it well using your hands.
Make small balls with it , keep it in your palm , and give a gentle press to shape it into a thick circle.
Dip it in beaten egg, roll it in bread crumbs and deep fry till it is golden and done.
Be sure to keep it in a medium flame for even cooking. Drain on kitchen towels
Serve warm

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