Soya chunks cutlets are rich in proteins and as they are pan fried, they require less oil. This is a healthy option for snacks or for short break tiffin.
Ingredients for Soya Chunks Cutlets:
- Dry Soya Chunks – 200 gm
- Potato – 1 large Cooked
- Breadcrumbs – 2 cups
- Cornflour / Corn Starch – 2 tbsp
- All Purpose Flour / Maida – 2 tbsp
- Onion -1 chopped finely
- Grated Carrot- ¾ cup
- Beans- ½ cup finely chopped
- Ginger Garlic Paste -1 tbsp
- Chilli Powder -1 tsp
- Coriander Powder -1 tbsp
- Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
- Cumin Seeds -1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Oil-1 tbsp + for pan frying
- Chopped coriander leaves -3 tbsp
- Milk – ½ cup (for cooking soya chunks)
- Take water and milk in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil.
- Add soya chunks / meal maker and switch off the flame. Cover with a lid and let it rest for 15 min by which time the soya must have doubled in size.
- Now pour this over a colander and rinse with lots of cold water. Squeeze off the excess water with your hands and set it aside.
- Take this in a mixer and pulse it till it reaches coarse crumbs.
- Cook the potatoes and mash them as well. Put both in a mixing bowl.
- To make masala, heat 1 tbsp oil and add cumin seeds. Add in ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 min.
- Add onion and sauté for 3 mins. Add in turmeric, chilli, coriander powder and mix well. Throw in lots of coriander leaves and mix once. Add this masala over the soya and potato mixture.
- Add salt to the mixture and mix well.
- Take small portion and form a round Pattie/ cutlet. Arrange it in a plate and put it in the fridge for 15 min.
- Mix corn flour and maida with some water and form into a thin paste. Pour this mixture to a shallow plate so that it will be easy to dunk the cutlet it. Put the breadcrumbs in a plate as well.
- Now take the cutlet and dunk it in cornflour mixture and then roll it in breadcrumbs and set aside. Finish the entire batch like this. (You can store cutlets at this stage in refrigerator and use later also)
- Heat oil for pan frying, you could deep fry as well. Put the cutlet in oil and fry both sides till golden brown.
- Remove to a paper towel and serve with ketchup.
Soy is a nutritional food but has strong smell. Addition of milk to the cooking water removes funky smell from soy chunks. These cutlets are healthy since they are pan fried and they are rich in proteins as well as fibers.