What the hell is PPC cutlet. Its what you make when you are in a hurry to make a something special for the someone special but find you have absolutely nothing in your refrigerator. Sounds familiar. Story of my life. I lack planning of any kind. I don’t even plan my grocery shopping. I go, do random shopping, come home, and start saying , shitt I for got this I forgot that, you too, I am amazed, I thought I was the only junglee like that. Ah well Misery loves company. But we are getting sidetracked, the topic today is PPC cutlet.
PPC cutlet is nothing but Potato, peas, Corn cutlet. These are three things that will always be there in my pantry. So in a pinch these will go. The peas and corn can be substituted with carrot, beans, cabbage, if you dont mind red colour beetroot , basically anything. You get the picture rite. You can even substitute it with rajma, channa, or soya. But that is a post for another day. So now over to PPC cutlet
Potato – 1 large (or 2 medium sized), boiled & mashed
Peas – 1/2 cup (boiled & lightly mashed)
Corn – 1/2 cup (boiled & lightly mashed)
Onion – 1 finely chopped
Ginger – 1″ piece finely chopped
Green chilly – 3 -4
Pepper Powder – 1/2 – 1 tsp
Meat Masala – 1 tsp ( can be substituted with garam masala)
coriander leaves – 4- 5 sprigs
Bread crumbs – as required (or powdered corn flakes, or roasted rava)
Eggs – 1 beaten with salt & pepper (can be substituted with maida mined with water with salt and pepper)
Oil – as required
Mix the potato, peas, and corn and keep aside. In a kadai add 1 tsp oil and sauté the onion, with ginger, and chilly till onions are pink. Add salt, pepper, meant masala, and mix well. Add the mashed vegetables and mix well till all moisture has been dried out. Cool it and make it into small lemon sized balls and lightly flatten it. If you have the time keep it in the refrigerator for half an hour.
In a kadai heat oil, for deep frying. Meanwhile dip the cutlet in the egg / maida mixture, and roll it in the breadcrumbs/ cornflakes / rava mixture. When the oil is hot drop the cutlets and fry till golden brown. If you are a little health conscious, you can heat a tava, smear about 1 tsp oil and shallow fry / toast the cutlet. It will still taste almost as good. If you are a lot more health conscious, you can preheat ur oven to 250 C. Line you baking tray with cutlet. Sprinke a drop on each cutlet (2 drops would be better) and bake till brown. It tastes pretty good.
So ladies what are u waiting for. Grab a potato, some peas or corn or whatever is in your pantry and make the cutlets. They are great appetizers and snacks.
Till we meet again …