Thursday, April 4, 2013

PALAK AND CORN CUTLETS

PALAK AND CORN CUTLETS

This makes an interesting snack which is reasonably filling as it is made up of spinach (palak), corn, potatoes and bread. It can be used as an evening snack with tea, or as an appetizer before dinner.

You can form them into attractive shapes. Today, I have used the heart shaped form.



Ingredients:
  • Palak (Spinach) chopped and cooked, 1/4 cup, 
  • Sweet Corn,  cooked, 1/4 cup,
  • Bread slices, 6
  • Potatoes, boiled and mashed, 2
  • Chilli Powder, 1 tsp
  • Chaat Masala Powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Rava (Semolina), for dusting
  • Pepper,  to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, for shallow frying
Method:

Chop and cook palak and corn separately. Mix them together well by hand.
Add salt and pepper as per your taste. Keep aside.
Dip the bread slices in water and remove them immediately. Squeeze out all the water from the bread slices.
Crumble the bread slices, add the boiled and mashed potatoes, a bit of salt, chilli powder, chaat masala and garam masala powder
Mix all this well and form small round balls
Flatten them and place a little of the palak and corn mixture in its centre. This forms the filling for the cutlet. Cover well to make a ball. Shape these as per your choice. Rounds or heart shaped are most common.
Dust them lightly with rava (semolina) and shallow fry on the tawa till crisp on both sides.*
Serve hot with ketchup or sweet tamarind chutney.

* Should you wish to deep fry the cutlets, you can use bread crumbs to dust them, instead of rava.