Sunday, October 6, 2013

MUTTER KI MASTI

MUTTER KI MASTI

I got this recipe, for cutlets made of green peas and potatoes, from my friend Asha Radhakrishna Shenoy. Green peas are called "Mutter" in Hindi and this is a fun snack which can be made quite easily.  I am sure your kids will love this snack!

I have modified the recipe slightly. The recipe had dried green peas which had to be soaked for a couple of hours and cooked, instead I have used frozen peas to save time. I have used chilli powder instead of green chillies and chosen to shallow fry these cutlets as this is a healthier version.


Ingredients:
  • Frozen peas, 1/2 cup
  • Potatoes, medium-sized, 2 -3
  • Ginger garlic paste, 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder, 1 tsp
  • Jeera (Cumin seeds) for seasoning, 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves, chopped, 1 tbsp
  • Cornflour, 1 and 1/2 to 2 tbsp or as required for binding
  • Salt, to taste
Method:
Cook the potatoes, then cool and peel them.
Mash the potatoes and mix them well with the frozen peas, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, and chopped coriander leaves.
Add salt to taste
In a pan, add a little oil. When hot, add jeera and when it sizzles, add pepper powder.
Add this seasoning to the mixture of potatoes and peas
Next, add the cornflour, mix well and roll into small balls
As per your taste, you may either deep fry them or flatten and shallow fry them on a tawa.
Serve hot with chutney or sauce.