Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chicken Cutlet

I was thinking of making chicken cutlets for quite sometime and yesterday seemed to be the perfect day to make it...Everything went perfectly without causing me any trouble. 

I was little apprehensive whether the cutlets may break or not...
But once I mixed everything I knew that the mashed potato was doing its magic ...

A short but wide grin flashed through my face... :D

But I do regret one thing, I added little salt on a whim to the chicken mix just before combining with mashed potato. Oh boy!!! that was one bad impulse..:-(.

I didn't deep fry the cutlets and I do not regret that decision. The cutlets tasted just the way I wanted. 

  1. Chicken breast            -  1 or cooked and shredded chicken - 1 1/2 cup.
  2. Turmeric powder         -  1/2 tsp
  3. Potato                       -  1 large.
  4. Onion                        -  1 cup finely chopped
  5. Garlic                        -  1 tbsp finely chopped
  6. Ginger                       -  1 tbsp finely chopped
  7. Green chilli                 -  2 small
  8. Red Chilli powder         - 1 tsp
  9. Chicken Masala powder - 1 tsp
  10. Cumin powder             - 1/4 tsp
  11. Garam Masala             -  1/4 tsp
  12. Bread crumbs             -   1 cup. 
  13. Egg white                   -   of 1 egg
  14. Salt
  15. Water
  16. Oil


  1. Cut the chicken breast into small pieces.
  2. In a sauce pan add some water(just enough to cook the chicken pieces), turmeric powder, salt and add the chicken pieces.
  3. Cover and cook the chicken
  4. When the chicken is cooked open the lid and  cook till all the water is dried up.
  5. When the chicken pieces are cooled, shred the chicken in a food processor.
  6. Meanwhile in another pan add water and cook the potato without peeling the skin. Cook till potato is soft and ready to be mashed.
  7. When the potato is cool enough, peel the skin and mash it using a spoon/ in a food processor (which did the job well).
  8. In a pan heat some oil, add ginger and garlic. Saute for a min.
  9. Add the onion and green chilies. Saute till soft. [ref. a]
  10. Add 8,9,10,11, Saute till the masalas are cooked or the oil starts to appear.[ref. b]
  11. Add the shredded chicken, mix well with the masalas for a minute or two.[ref. c]
  12. Check for the salt and remove from the heat source.
  13. When both potato and chicken mix are cool enough[ref. d], combine potato and chicken mix together. Do not add water. Mashed potato should hold the chicken mix together.[ref. e] Add more mashed potato if it is not holding together.
  14. Now divide it into small pieces and make it into desired cutlet shape.[ref. f]
  15. Heat oil in a pan, when the oil is hot dip the cutlets in egg white and then coat with bread crumbs and shallow fry it on both sides.
  16. Remove from oil when the pieces are light brown. It will turn darker.
  17. Serve hot and enjoy...:) 


  1. Ann..Lovely cutlets and great shots...

    Kairali sisters

  2. Wonderful cutlets..Love the first shot

  3. Hi...looks so yummy and perfect, beautiful click too..

  4. The pics look awesome..never made chicken cutlets before because i don not have a processor to shred the chicken..and i don get minced chicken here..strange!
    when i buy a processor this will be the 2st thing im gonna try

  5. perfect and crispy cutlets! u have a very cute blog with so beautiful pictures!


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