I’ve been looking for ways to get more protein in my diet. As a result, I’ve been making a lot of Lentils, Pulses and beans lately, and I’ve been learning so much about them. The recipe for today is an absolute delight 'coz its healthy and non deep fried.I finally got down to making it the other day and thought of sharing it here.
My recipe is slightly spiced and fragrant with the aromas of Asian Masala's. Below goes the recipe
1 Cup of chick pea/Garbanzo Beans ( Boiled & smashed)
Carrot - 4tbs ( grated)
Peas & Corn - 1/2 cup ( boiled)
Soy chunks - 15 nos chopped ( soak it for 15 mins in warm water, then squeeze the water)
Ginger - 1/2 tsp ( grated)
Chilli powder - 1tsp ( acc to spice)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder -1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Madras Curry powder - 1 tsp
Nuts - 1/3 cup ( any nuts- toasted & chopped )
salt as per taste
Rice flour - 1/2 cup ( diluted in water - to dip )
Bread Crumbs - to roll
Soak the beans in water for 4 - 5 hours . Boil the beans by using a pressure cooker.
Drain the water from the boiled beans and smash it with a ladle.
I used the frozen peas and corn added it in the boiled water for 5 mins. Drain the water and keep it aside
In a bowl , add the smashed beans,grated carrot,peas ,corn and soy chunks. Mix these ingredients by using hands then add ginger, all the powders , salt and the nuts. Give a good mix to this and make a smooth mixture.
Wash your hands and clean.Apply some oil on your palms. Take the above prepared mixture, and shape them into flat patties. Keep them aside on a plate. Continue preparing cutlet.
Take the Rice flour in bowl and dilute it in water. Put the bread crumbs in a plate.
Heat Tawa/Skillet and drizzle a little oil on it
Take the above prepared cutlet, roll in the Rice flour and coat well with the bread crumbs
Place on the Skillet once its hot. Allow the cutlet to get golden brown on the bottom side. Drizzle a little oil on the top side of the cutlet before flipping them over. Allow the other side to get brown as well. Take off the skillet and serve hot with some chutney or ketchup.
I use this as a burger, and add the veggies in between the buns as per choice.
Test a small sample first to ensure that it's not spreading on the hot skillet. If it does, add some Rice flour to the mixture.