Soya cutlet is a mixed veggie patty made with fine soya granules, deep fried to golden. If you haven’t tried cutlet using soya granules / chunk / meal maker, then you have too! They are so perfect with a cup of tea or just plain as a snack. They also taste great as a humble side for pulav kind of meal… i can have these with anything! 😆 Sometimes I do make it bigger, like a burger patty and send it for Sid’s school lunch box. I’ve used granules for this recipe, as they tend to blend well, they are tiny and easy to cook. Soya chunks / regular meal maker also works, choose whichever is available.
Soya Granules – This dish is prepared with Nutrela High Protein Soya Granules, click on the name to get a picture of the pack!
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|½ cup||Soya granules|
|¼ cup||Green peas|
|2||Green chili (finely chopped) (medium)|
|½ teaspoon||Garlic (finely minced)|
|½ teaspoon||Ginger (finely chopped)|
|¼ teaspoon||Tumeric powder|
|4 pinch||Red chili powder|
|¾ teaspoon||Salt (or to taste)|
|3 stalks||Coriander (finely chopped)|
|2 cup||Oil (for deep frying)|
|2 teaspoon||Oil (for sauteing)|
|1 cup||Bread crumbs|
Cooking Soya Granules: Boil 3 cups of water, add the dry soy granules and cook for 5 minutes. When done, rinse in cold water for couple of times and then drain the water completely. Squeeze tightly to remove any excess water left and keep aside.
Steaming the veggies: Boil 2 cups of water, add cubed potatoes, beetroot and peas. Cook them till they turn soft but firm. Drain, let them cool and partially mash it.
To make the Croquettes/Cutlets: Mix maida with water to make a thin paste and keep aside. Heat up 2 teaspoons of oil, fry the onions, green chilies, garlic and ginger for few seconds. Add the cooked soya granules, mashed veggies, turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander leaves and salt. Saute well until everything is combined. When it rolls up like a thick mass, switch off and let the mixture cool completely. Take a small portion, roll between your palms to make a ball and then press gently to flatten like a cutlet. Finish the rest of the dough by following the same process. Meanwhile heat 2 cups oil for deep frying and keep it ready. Spread a layer of bread crumbs for coating. Dip each cutlet in maida paste and then place it over the bread crumbs to coat evenly on all sides and deep fry until golden. Drain excess oil by placing it on a paper towel and serve hot with ketchup or sauce.
Alternatively you can also bake these by placing them on a baking and bake for 30 minutes @ 350F. After first 15 minutes flip them and bake again for 15 minutes. Few seconds on broil setting could make them extra crispy. But care should be taken to avoid burning as broiling happens too fast. If baking .. shallow fry with little oil over stove top and then bake for good results.