Friday, 9 July 2010

Roti-Potato-Mint Cutlets.. the melt in mouth experience

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Hi Everyone!!
I am resettling back into a normal routine now that the schools have reopened, blogging has taken a back seat for the time being till I settle down again in this schedule, give me some time friends I will be more regular at your space in a few days.
With the school functioning again comes a big responsibility of providing a healthy and wholesome lunch box which the kids will enjoy. My elder one gets lunch in his school so carries only breakfast but the younger one has to carry a lunch box for a mid time break. He would avoid eating roti-subzi so I have to constantly concoct new things which are interesting and tasty but at the same time provides him the essential nutrients important for his growth.
In my endeavor to provide a balanced diet I concocted this very easy cutlet which not only helps me utilise my left over rotis(Indian Bread) but also to use them in a very interesting and unusual way. I have earlier posted Rice and Roti Cutlet which was liked by many of the blogger friends and my readers, following the same line I used roti again to make the cutlets but not with rice this time.
It so happened that I had a badly managed kitchen last week as I was not keeping too well. S was trying hard to manage things at home but you can understand no matter how much he tried I am a better homemaker, I am sure all my women blogger friends will agree to that. I was left with a packet of rotis to finish in the refrigerator….now one might wonder rotis in fridge..here the temperature being too high the roti gets spoilt easily so if rotis are left, I pack them in zip lock and keep them in refrigerator and then use them later, S followed the same trend and asked me to finish them.
The end product in S’s words was the BEST FLAVOURED AND EXTREMELY TASTY THING THAT HE HAD IN LAST SO MANY DAYS. Now, I caught your attention right, I really thought it was a sweet exaggeration by S but when I tasted it personally, was bowled over by the taste, it was too good. It was extremely soft and succulent and simply melted in mouth, the flavour of mint just mesmerized me and one can not believe that there’s roti in it. Read the ingredients and procedure to believe it..do not go by my clicks I do not think they are doing a good justice here.
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Ingredients
Makes about 20
4-5 leftover rotis
5-6 medium potatoes
1 small onion finely chopped
3-4tsp semolina
1-1/2 tsp amchoor pwd
a large handful of mint leaves
a large handful of coriander leaves
5-6 green chilies (check the spice level of your chilies and adjust)
4-5 garlic pods
salt to taste
2-3 tsp oil and oil for shallow frying
more semolina to coat
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Method
Mash the potatoes and add semolina to it.
Grind the rotis finely in  a mixer grinder and mix it with potatoes.
On a non stick pan saute the onions lightly and mix it to the potatoes, by doing this onions do not leave water on adding salt.
Grind together coarsely the chilies, garlic, mint and coriander leaves and add this to the potatoes.
Add salt to taste, amchoor, 2-3 tsp oil  to the potatoes and mix properly.
Let the mix rest for 10 mins then make small cutlets and roll them in semolina and shallow fry.
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I made in both the ways by coating with semolina and without it. With semolina coating one gets a crunchy crust and succulence inside and it absorbs less oil too. You can see both the kinds in the picture and try the kind you like.
How I gave it in the lunch box.
In the lunch box instead of assembling a sandwich beforehand along with the cutlets I gave buttered bread slices along with a cheese slice and a sachet of tomato sauce separately to avoid sogginess. The kido assembles everything in school and eats it like a sandwich. Unfortunately I am not able to provide you a picture of the lunch box as my kids leave early in the morning, will surely try to post that later.
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44 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

OMG !!!... looks soooooo delicious and perfect.. awesome snaps dear !!

AshKuku said...

Supra prep that is.... WOW!!! How innovative! Loved the entire concept of bringing these items together with the left over rotis..... Kudos!!!!

Ash.....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Priti said...

wow great idea Pari and this looks lip smacking gud...

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wow...great idea Pari...Cutlets looks tempting and delicious. Liked the first click, beautiful.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Great Idea..........

Vrinda said...

Nice cutlets ,adding semolina is new to me...

nivedita said...

Amazing!!!
Yummy and tempting, I need to make extra rotis today to make cutlets tomorrow.
Thanks for sharing.

Sanjeeta kk said...

This sounds very interesting and innovative recipe. Must try out.

Deepa said...

ohh these looks soo so tasty..and I am in total agreement with S that this is definitely yummier than it looks.love the collage..

Sayantani said...

very innovative Pari. the look only says how yummy it must have tasted. awesome clicks.

Rach said...

Looks yummy!

kitchen queen said...

nice innovative idea with leftover rotis.

Roopa said...

very nice way to using up left over rotis !

Angie's Recipes said...

They look so crunchy and yummy!

Kairali sisters said...

Ohhw my my..Looks delicious and perfect

Love
Kairali sisters

Yasmeen said...

Nice crispy crust,a tasty snack I must say :D

suma said...

Such a creative way of using leftover rotis, kids would love this!!

Swathi said...

Pari,

Cutlet with semonlina looks really delicious. Sure it is winner lunch box recipe

Jayashree said...

Nice way of using up leftovers.

Padhu said...

Lovely cutlets .Nice way of using left over rotis

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Pari, how innovative of using rotis in the cutlet. Glad to know you are feeling better now. Take care.

Priyanka said...

Paritai, this one will make a perfect party snack/appetiser....and it makes for pretty good use of leftovers ( i would have probably ended up making kuskara:)

Suja Sugathan said...

Lovely cutlets,delicious with crispy crusts..love it.

Jay said...

Irresistable and droolworthy cutlets...just love it dear and take care...

Priya said...

Woww very creative cutlets, looks terribly irresistible and yummy..

Divya Vikram said...

Great new makeover to old rotis :)

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

This is a very brilliant way of using the left over rotis. Nice recipe...

RV said...

Delectable cutlets and I love your terracotta pullaiyar.

jeyashrisuresh said...

great idea of using rotis for cutlet. the idea of stuffing it inside the bread is also good and surely kids will love this

Krishnaveni said...

delicious cutlets

sowmya's creative saga said...

good and creative..looks so delicious..

Raina said...

Your children are very lucky to have a treat like that in their lunch boxes. The other school children will be jealous..lol

This looks so delicious:)

PranisKitchen said...

Pari thats so deliicous and nice idea of combining the best ing for the delicious cutlet good one

Nandini said...

Wow! Very appetizing snack! Lovely!

priya said...

perfecttttttttt...yummy and delicious!!..love to have it now

Parita said...

Bookmarked! after hearing so much praise i have to try this!

Pari said...

Thank you friends for finding this innovative and worth trying, u guys made my day.
Priyanka, thanx for visiting my space.Kuskara, I am tired of eating that stuff, so just avoid it.

PJ said...

Pari, you sure are the best home-maker :) this is such a clever and delicious dish from all the pantry ingredients. perfect!

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Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful click,looks so crispy and very nice and unique one...

Satya said...

hi pari,
wow ,its so creative n looks very delicious...i never got a thought of making cutlets from left over roties ...very nice idea ..thanks for sharing

satya
http://superyummyrecipes.com

Nithu said...

Nice and yummy cutlets. So tempting...

Spice said...

HI Pari...like the idea of adding rotis to cutlets...

jayasree said...

Another innovative, delectable cutlets using leftover rotis from you.

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