Sunday, 17 July 2016

Dish #435 - Beetroot n Paneer cutlet


Here's a snack made from Beetroot and Paneer or Cottage cheese, which is not only healthy but also delicious.
Beetroot is not our favorite vegetable but due to its gaining popularity as the new super food that beets and beetroot juice can improve athletic performance, lower blood pressure and increase blood flow, I have been trying to incorporate beets in our diet.
Paneer or Cottage cheese is high source of protein and keeps you feeling full for a couple of hours...



Ingredients:
Beetroot - 500 gms - peeled, grated and boiled
Paneer or Cottage cheese - 200 gms - roughly mashed with hand
Chat masala, salt, red chilly powder - 1 tsp each to taste
coriander leaves chopped - 1 handful
mint leaves chopped - 1 handful

Flour (Maida) - as required
Egg - 1 - beaten (called egg wash) - Optional - 

If you are a pure vegetarian then follow the below trick...
the egg wash is mainly for binding.... but if you dont want to use egg wash does dampen your hands and then make the cutlets and then dip in flour and then the bread crumbs...it should work the same way....except that the cutlet wont be fluffy crisp... it will just be crisp....

Bread crumbs to coat
Oil to deep or shallow fry if not grilling

Method:
Take a large bowl, add the boiled beetroot, paneer and the chat masala, salt, red chilly powder, coriander leaves and mint leaves and mix well.
Divide into lemon sized balls and flatten slightly to make it into the shape of a cutlet. 



Then dip the cutlets in flour, egg wash, then the bread crumbs and then deep fry or shallow fry till golden.
If you are a pure vegetarian then follow the below trick...
the egg wash is mainly for binding.... but if you dont want to use egg wash does dampen your hands and then make the cutlets and then dip in flour and then the bread crumbs...it should work the same way....except that the cutlet wont be fluffy crisp... it will just be crisp....




Alternately you could grill them in an oven till crisp.
Serve hot with mint chutney or ketchup.

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