How does it feel to miss a marriage in the family? Awful? Well, being an NRI does mean missing on a lot of marriages in the family. My cousin’s marriage happened yesterday and I had been wanting to go so much that I even enquired the tickets and almost got ready to getting them, when the school told me that I should be more concerned about the kid’s exams rather than the wedding. So I had to put my plans to rest. All my uncles and cousins, and B has travelled for the marriage, since this is one happening within our family after almost 4 years. Each time I called umma last week, she would talk about the arrangements about the food, the salkaarams, with a remark, “Ninakkum varaamaayirunnu…” (You also could have come…), so as to rubbing salt on my wounds! Not that I love weddings, but when it is in the family, the feeling is totally different, right? On top of that, my phone slid from my hand and decided to go on paralyze mode, keeping me totally handicapped of getting instant updates that I was so much waiting for on Whassup. HD has put me on punishment mode by not approving my new phone still… 🙁 Anyway, what is finish is finished and I normally don’t like to worry about the past. 😉
Coming to today’s post, I already have many cutlet recipes on the blog, so just adding one more onto it. 🙂 My kids totally love cutlets, so whenever I get a chance, I make them. Even though they love chicken more, since it is slightly a bit of work, I prefer to make them with tuna or fish fillets. Fish fillets are always available in my pantry and since they defrost pretty fast and cook fast too, it doesn’t take much time to get the cutlet coming together. There are times when I serve cutlets as dinner, along with some cut cucumbers or carrots, to make it a carb-free and light dinner. 😉 How many of you do that? 🙂 So there goes my first post on the blog on a leap day… 😉
Love cutlets? Then here are some more ideas from the blog…
Chicken Cutlets – our favorite and umma’s signature recipe 🙂
- 300 gm fish fillet
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 (approx 250 gm) medium potatoes
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- ½ tsp fennel powder
- 1 medium onion, minced
- 2 green chillies, minced (add more for spice)
- 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
- 1 tsp garam masala
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- Bread crumbs as needed
- Oil for shallow frying
- Wash and drain the fish fillet. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the fillet.
- Heat a little oil in a fry pan and shallow fry both sides for a couple of minutes or till done.
- Take out into a plate, allow to cool, then using a fork, shred them.
- Combine all ingredients from potatoes to garam masala in a bowl. Add the shredded fish.
- Mix well to combine, adjust the seasoning at this stage.
- Shape into patties, dip in the beaten eggs and coat sparingly with bread crumbs.
- Heat oil in a frying pan, just enough to shallow fry. Fry both sides till golden brown.
- Serve as is or with ketchup!