Thursday, April 8, 2010

Egg cutlet

Today i am going to share with you a delicious evening snack (in Malayalam - nalumany palaharam) "Egg cutlet". A very tasty snack with tea.Eggitarian can really enjoy this snack.I got this recipe idea from chef Lekshmi..It is a very new dish for me. I used to prepare the vegetable and potatoe cutlet.sometimes chicken cutlet too,and also familiar with tuna cutlet but this egg cutlet is a very new idea. For kids it is a best tea time snack.When they come from school if u prepare and give this snack, sure they will have a plate full of cutlets..i am sure u can prepare this within a very short time frame.Another thing is that u can serve this for eggitarian people.we have some friends they are vegetarians but eat eggs.
I always remember amma's evening snacks she used to prepare for us after school..Everyday after school we(me n brother)were so excited to reach home because some good snacks would be waiting for us.The veg/chicken cutlet was one of them. We really enjoyed having those snacks. Still I love to have a snack with evening tea. My husband also need some snacks while having tea. So  i used to prepare one or the other snacks for him,after his office.Usually i am not preparing these kind of oily sncaks everyday..i used to make something with bread, aval (poha) or vermicelli. But once in a while you can have this kind of snacks
This is the first time I am trying this and it came out really good. When my husband came from office he had the cutlet and asked "Hey, how did u made this one with egg?, how did u made the egg masala in such a shape?" I usually prepare the cutlet with mixed vegitables or potato(sometimes the shape will be like Australian or Newsland map). But this time it came out with really good shape and he really liked the taste.Within minutes we finished almost 8 of them. It was an awesome snack. Sure i am going to prepare it agaian and again..
While cooking you should be careful that the egg mixture should be the same consistency of the chapathi dough,otherwise it's difficult to make the right shaped cutlets and also while frying it will breaks. It will ruin the entire preparation and hardly get a good result. i made almost 13 medium sized cutlet from 5 eggs.
Hope u guys will try this recipe..Let me talk about the preparation steps.
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
Ingredients
Egg : 5 nos
Onion: 1 medium size
Green chili: 3 nos
Ginger: 1 medium size no
Coriander leaves : 1/4 cup
Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp
Oil : 2 tbsp
Garam Masla: 1 tbsp
Pepper Powder: 1 tbsp
Bread : 5 slices
Water: 1/2 cup
For the dipping batter
Maida flour: 1/4 cup
Water: 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
Salt : to taste
Egg: 1 no
Bread crumbs: 1 cup
For Frying
Oil: 1/2 cup
mustard seed: 2 no(for testing )

Preparation

Step1: Preparing the egg masala
  • Heat oil in a pan.Add the crushed ginger and green chili.saute for some time
  • Once the raw smell goes off add the onion(cut them into very small pieces)..add salt also.Let the onion to fry for 5 minute
  • In the pan make some space by moving the onion mix into the sides of the pan..add little oil
  • Pour all the egg  into the pan.Just cook the egg (what we do for scrambled egg)
  • once the egg is almost cooked mix onions with that.Do not dry the egg just keep some moisture on it.
  • Add turmeric powder pepper powder and garam masala powder..mix well.Let the mix to cool down for some time.
Step2:Making the masala balls
  • Just soak the bread slices in water and squeeze it then add to the egg masala..Add 5-6 bread slices.bread mix will give the egg masala  right consistency 
  • Add the chopped corinader leaves into the masala ..mix all together 
  • Make lemon sized balls and keep it aside.
Step3: Making the dipping batter
  • In a mixing bowl mix the maida flour ,turmeric powder and egg..mix well using hand.
  • Add water into the mix and form a dosa consistency batter.Add salt to taste
  • Usually the egg whites are used for this purpose..If you use egg whites u have to use 5 0r 6 egg whites.but here there is only one egg is necessary and the maida flour will make the cutlets crispy
Step4: for making bread crumbs
  • You can use the store bought bread crumbs otherwise prepare that at home.What i did  here is that i just heat the oven for 5 minute and kept 5 slices of bread in the oven for 5 minute,it became very crispy and crushed them using the grinder.the home made bread crumbs are ready 

Step5: Preparing the cutlet
  • Dip each egg masala balls  into the batter and coat  with the bread crumbs.
  • Make the coated balls into oval shape..
  • apply the same procedure  for all the masla balls 
  • Heat oil in a pan.Make sure that the oil get heated ..(just put 1 or 2 mustard seeds ,once it is started spluttering; that means the oil get heated and it is the right time to fry the cutlet).
  • Fry the well coated oval shaped cutlet.Fry both sides until get a nice golden-brown color
The Delicious Egg cutlet is ready to have.Have it with tomato ketchup
Cook's Tip
  • Keep some moisture on the scrambled egg
  • For making the masla,add as many bread slices u need.i just used 5.first check the consistencuy of the masala and then add more slices  accordingly. The masala should be in a chapati dough consistency then only we can make balls from it.

36 Said:

I'm a Home Chef !!! said...

never heard about this recipe!!! looks perfect with tomato sauce...wants to try it some time...

Sushma Mallya said...

Nicely explained,looks mouthwatering prani, just loved this snack...

Suhaina said...

wow,looks super delicious. Prani I wish u were my neighbor. Super click tooo.

Valarmathi said...

Wow....egg cutlet looks absolutely yummy and mouthwatering.

Priya said...

Wow Prani, ur egg cutlets looks fabulous, never tried this version of cutlet, i do but with hard boiled eggs, thanks for sharing Prani..

SathyaSridhar said...

Haiiiiiii!!! Prani,, hw r u ter dear?... Prani, read ur post fully u r right dear after coming from school me too come eagerly with hungry what my amma cooks for us and even my cutlet too dear it wont come in shape sure it will resembles like some other country map,,but here ur's came out perfect sounds great cutlet with egg, looks crunchy,crispy n delicious dear..great pics with well explained recipe dear..thanks for sharing..hope u enjoyed this yummyyy yummmyyy egg cutlet with tea..

Uma said...

Nice post! perfect cutlets, new for me!
nice step by step presentation Prani!
Thanks for sharing!

Madhura Manoj said...

Looks perfect & mouthwatering.nicely explained.

Pravs said...

Nice recipe and the cutlet will be perfect with tea.

San said...

Yummy egg cutlet,different recipe too.
Pretty much apt to have as a snack in the evenings prani.

Tina said...

Iyoooo adipoli cutlet dear...Ethu cutlet anengilum ente fav anu...Perfect tea time snack ketto...

Vrinda said...

Perfect crispy cutlets...

divya said...

Yummy egg cutlet,Looks perfect & mouthwatering..

Subhie Arun said...

lovely cutlets....diff version too...nice

PranisKitchen said...

Home chef,sushma,suhaina,valarmathi,priya,sathya,uma.madhura,pravs,san,tina,vrinda,divya,subhie thanks for the lovely comments dear friends..

Gita Jaishankar said...

This cutlet is new to me...sounds so tempting and delicious...I am bookmarking this one :)

Kamalika said...

Oh my my...the dish is just awesome...never thoughtha egg cutlet could be made such an easy way...the sounds totally new to me....and looks so tepting and scrummy...thanks a lot for sharing.....

Kamalika said...

dear post a comment but not sure whether its posted or not....btw...the dish is just awesome and sounds very easy....a totally new dish for me...thanks a lot for sharing............

Yummy Team said...

Nice recipe! Cutlets look absolutely yummy..

PranisKitchen said...

gita ,kamalika,yummy team thanks for the lovely comments dear

Varunavi said...

Instersting dish,never eard of egg cutlet,looks yummy and perfect shape,can it be pan fried instead of deep fry??

Deepti said...

Dear Pranitha,,,
first time 2 ur Wonderful Blog !!
Never tried Egg cutlets b4...Looks perfect..
Thanks 4 the detailed Recipe...Should definitely try out soon.
btw thanks 4 visiting Panchamrutham..
Adding u 2 my blogroll...wil b visiting often...
Happy Blogging !
regards
deepti

SpicyWorld said...

looks great,,,,i'll try this one,,,,,

Krishnaveni said...

fantastic post, excellent presentation. superb

SathyaSridhar said...

How r u ter?,,Prani...Hw s ur weekend keeping u on,,,dear,,thanks for ur lovely words on my recipe..after reading ur comment i asked my MIL while on esterdays chatting abt the name of the red rice... she itslef dont know the name dear,,she just went to departmental store n picked up the named red rice pack n tried this puttu dear,,,becos there in india puttu maavu can avail in prepacked she dont like that so she bought the red rice cooked herself the puttu...but soo sad dont know the name of the rice...

PranisKitchen said...

varunavi,deepti,spicyworld.krishnaveni thanks for the lovely comments dear
sathya
thanks for the quick response dear..

Swathi said...

Prani

Egg cutlet looks really yummy

Deepti said...

This is New to me n is a perfect snack.

Pam said...

I've never had this before - it looks tasty.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Hello Pranis thanks for the visit...this is totally different, looks so yummy and you've obtained the perfect shape as well...

M D said...

Hey Prani, these look amazing and delicious. You have a wonderful blog space here! It's good with some nice South Indian recipes.

nisha said...

Totally new to me , good one

Pete said...

My kids would love these.....they like anything with eggs in it! LOL!

PranisKitchen said...

swati,deepti,pam,Treatandtrick MD,nisha,ptete
Thanks for the lovely comments

Maaya said...

this egg Cutlet looks great.. nice to take to work too.. thanks

Anonymous said...

hoping to try 2morow... for my guests....

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