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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Beef Cutlet (Step by Step Pics) & Good Bye 2019 !!

Hope all had a great Christmas and are enjoying the last hours of 2019.
What are your resolutions for 2020? I haven't planned any resolutions  as such as my resolutions fade away in the first week of January itself, he he..
We had a lovely Christmas with family and friends. So I got busy at home too, anyways got a little free time now and here is one of my old drafts that I saved sometime back. Though beef cutlets is a snack that I prepare frequently at home but somehow missed posting this unless one of my friend asked for the recipe. Here is the recipe S, this is for you. Cutlet making looks a little tedious when it comes to cooking, dipping in egg and rolling in bread crumbs and then frying. But if you have the mixture ready before hand then its easy to dip in egg and roll in bread crumbs and fry. The important tips to rememeber are the cooked beef should be pulsed once or twice to mince and don't over do else you will not get the actual flavour of beef in cutlets. Also make sure to add potatoes as just a binding agent and don't add more potatoes to increase quantity. Enjoy making these at home and enjoy for your New year's eve.

Wishing all a "Happy New Year 2020", may all your dreams come true, stay healthy & eat right  !!




Preparation time ~ 20 minutes
Cooking time ~ 20 minutes
Serves ~ 10-12 cutlets
Author ~ Julie
Ingredients
beef  350 gms
potato 2 medium sized
onion 1 medium sized
ginger -garlic paste 1tbsp
green chilli chopped fine 1 or 2
garam masala 1/2 tsp + 1/4 tsp
pepper powder / kurumulaku podi1/2 tsp + 1/4 tsp
turmeric powder / manjal podi 1/2 tsp + 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
curry leaves 2 sprig chopped
oil 2 tbsp

for coating and frying 
bread crumbs 1 cup
egg 1
oil to shallow fry



Method

  • Wash the beef and add to a cooker in cubed pieces. Add 1/4 cup water, pepper powder 1/4 tsp, garam masala 1/4 tsp and turmeric powder 1/4 tsp. Add salt. Cover and pressure cook for 3-5 whistles(the cooking time may vary as per the type of beef, so keep a check).
  • Open the cooker once pressure is released, then cook and dry up any water left. Cool the beef completely before you mince it in a mixer or pulse in the blender without any water once or twice. Keep aside.

  • Pressure cook the potatoes and keep aside. I generally do it with skin on and then peel skin, mash and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the ginger -garlic paste. Saute until slightly browned. Add in the chopped onion along with chopped green chillies,curry leaves and saute onions until translucent. 

  • Then add in the spice powders on low flame. Saute and then add the minced beef. Mix well to combine with spice powders. Cover and cook on low flame for 2 minutes.
  • Finally add in the mashed potato, mix well and switch off flame. Leave this mixture to cool.
  • In two separate bowls, place the bread crumbs and egg. Beat the egg lightly and add a tbsp of milk to this mixture. Scoop out small portions of the beef mixture and shape like patties or cutlet. Dip this in beaten egg mixture and roll in bread crumbs. Place on a plate and similarly do this step for all cutlets till you finish the beef mixture. I went ahead and did a second dip in egg mixture and rolled in bread crumbs for an additional coating but you can always skip this step. I had some egg mixture left so did and also the scond coat gives a nice crispy outer cover.

  • Heat oil in a shallow non stick pan like I do or bake in preheated oven as in this link or deep fry the traditional way. Evenly get all sides browned and crisp. Drain on a paper towel and serve warm with a dash of ketchup.


NOTES
* Freeze the made cutlets at this point if you plan to make for some parties in an air tight box. Thaw before frying and serve hot. I generally do this when I have guests at home.
* Adding milk to the egg mixture adds volume to egg.
* You can make cylindrical shapes too instead of patties shape.
* Don't add more potatoes as it soaks up oil and also loses the beef flavour.

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2 comments:

Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

They look lipsmackingly delicious! Happy New Year, Julie and I look forward to more of your wonderful creations in 2020!

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

Can you believe I have scheduled beef cutlets for this week on the blog! Hehe... Yours looks so tempting, I feel I must make a batch soon again... Just looks very addictive...