Plantain Cutlet

One of our friends had given some plantains which he got from his place. I had plenty of them and so wanted to try something other than the fry. Cutlet was a nice idea… I tried the recipe with a meal maker twist.

Ingredients:
1. Plantain – 2
2. Meal maker – 1 cup (Alternately you can replace boiled & mashed potatoes)
3. Onion – 1 finely chopped
4. Green chilies – 2 finely chopped
5. Corn flour – 2 tbsp
6. Cumin powder – 1 tsp
7. Lemon – 1
7. Salt as per taste
8. Chili powder – 1/4 tsp
9. Oil as required
10. Bread crumbs – 1/2 cup

Method:

Step 1: Steam cook the plantains, peel and mash them.
Step 2: Soak the meal makers in salted boiling water for 5 min, squeeze out water and grind in a mixer.
Step 3: Mix mashed plantains, ground meal makers, chopped onion & chilies, salt, cumin powder, chili powder and squeeze juice of a lemon and mix well.
Step 4: Divide into medium sized portions and pat into desired shapes (I used cookie cutter). Ready all the portions similarly.
Step 5: Heat tawa, grease oil, take a cutlet toss on the both sides to smear bread crumbs and place delicately onto the hot tawa. You can make around 6 in single go.
Step 6: When one side is browned, with a flat spatula, flip cutlets to the other side and drizzle a few drops of oil. Slightly press on the top of each cutlet to make them touch the surface of the tawa in order to brown evenly.
Step 7: When done, draw them to the plate and relish with sauce of your choice and onion salad if preferred.

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