18 July, 2014
Spicy beef or mutton cutlets-Indian style
In case you don’t know the strict definition, in Indian cuisine, a cutlet specifically refers to cooked meat (mutton, beef, fish or chicken) stuffing that is fried with a batter/covering. The meat is cooked with spices – onion, cloves, cinnamon, coriander (cilantro), green chillies, lemon juice and salt. This is then dipped in an egg mix and then rolled in breadcrumbs, and fried in ghee or vegetable oil. This recipe here is the Spicy Indian style beef cutletsone of the cutlet recipes that I love, and I hope you will love it too. I also remove as much of the fat from the meat as possible, so that you can enjoy the cutlets, and not worry about the fat going straight to your thighs, or getting your arteries clogged.
You will need the following ingredients:
Lean ground beef–2 pounds/1 kg
Chopped onions–1 1/2 cups
Chopped green chillies–1 1/4 tablespoons
Chopped garlic–1 1/2 tablespoons
Chopped ginger–1 tablespoon
Chopped fresh Pudina/Mintleaves–1/2 cup
Chopped coriander leaves/Cilantro–1 cup
Fresh ground pepper–1/4 teaspoon
Garam masala–1/4 teaspoon,/span>
Lemon juice–3-4 tablespoons
Start by cooking the meat with a pinch of turmeric, and a pinch of salt, in a pressure cooker for about 10-15 minutes on a high flame. The good thing about cooking the meat this way, is that when you open the lid, you can see all the fat from the meat in a gross yellow liquid, all of which you can drain off.
Next, heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a large deep pan, and add the onions, garlic, ginger, and green chillies, and sauté everything together for 2-3 minutes…
And the mashed potatoes, add the salt and mix everything together…
Pour some lemon juice in there…
Next, make patties out of the meat mixture, dip it in beaten egg yolks, and roll them in breadcrumbs…
Next shallow fry the patties in oil, 3-4 minutes on each side…
And serve immediately!