Servings : Makes 12-15 cutlets
Healthy chicken cutlets, incredibly tasty and very easy to prepare.
- 500 gm chicken mince
- 1 tsp each salt & pepper
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric
- 1 tbsp. ground cumin
- 1 green chilli, chopped fine
- 1 lemon
- chopped coriander & mint
- 1 tsp. ginger paste
- 1 tsp. garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp. garam masala
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1 1/2 eggs (half an egg for the mixture and 1 egg for the outer coating)
- 3 medium onions, grated
- 3 slices bread (soaked, then drained and crushed)
- 1 tbsp. gram flour
- pinch of bicarbonate of soda
Dry the mince (in a deep pan on the stove, medium heat) completely with salt, pepper, lemon, chillies, garlic & ginger, turmeric, cumin, coriander and mint. Set aside.
Heat the butter in a pan, add the onions and stir-fry until translucent. Add the dried mince and let it cook for a few minutes. Adjust salt/pepper/chilli and lastly sprinkle the garam masala.
Allow to cool, then add the half egg, gram flour, crushed bread, bicarbonate of soda.
Shape the cutlets into flat ovals and arrange on a greased tray, bake in a medium oven (180 C) for 15 minutes. You can turn them on the tray and bake them for an extra 5 minutes if you want to but it's not necessary to do so. Be VERY GENTLE during turning or removing from tray to avoid breaking the kababs coz they will be soft.
Remove, allow to cool so that they can harden up a little bit which will make them easier to handle.
Whip the remaining egg with a tsp. of milk, dip the baked cutlets and shallow fry until nice and golden. Blot and serve as a snack (with chutney or lemon) or as a quick meal with rotis n a salad.