Come monsoons and winters, we like our meals at home to be served piping hot and made with ingredients that are available during that season. One such dish, are Cutlet or tikkis as we call them. Piping hot straight from the kadai into your plate.
Cutlets are made with a variety of ingredients. The most popular and basic one being the potato cutlet or aloo tikki as we call it. There are a wide variety of vegetarian cutlet we can make with ingredients like paneer, rajma, raw banana, spinach, soya keema, mixed vegetables, dals, beetroot and the list is endless.
All of which have a high nutrient value, making these indulges healthy.
Flavoured with spice powders, a generous amount of coriander and mint leaves and of course some green chilies to turn up the heat in your cutlets.
These cutlet can be shallow fried with a few drops of oil or deep fried until crisp, served as part of a meal or as a snack with some Green Chutney or just along with some kadak Adrak Chai Recipe - Indian Style Ginger Tea.
These cutlet apart from just being eaten by itself , they can be used in burgers as patties to make various different variety of burgers.
Chaat can also be made using these cutlets, by placing them in a bowl, and then add a generous helping of yogurt some Green Chutney , Khajur Imli Chutney, some onions, topped with some fine sev and coriander leaves.
Chole Cutlet is yet another popular dish found in chaat menus across North India. Serve a nice cutlet of your choice with some Rawal Pindi Style Chole, Green Chutney, Khajur Imli Chutney, some onions, topped with some fine sev and coriander leaves.
Yet another popular combination in Sindhi-Punjabi households is to eat these cutlets with a slice of bread and Green Chutney.
So there you go, get to your kitchen already and tell us which cutlet are you making.