Sunday, January 20, 2013

Upcycled - dal cutlet

Leftovers is something we face from time to time. This time I had leftover cabbage dal. I was torn between making dal parathas or trying something different. I am just back from home and keep thinking of mom's droolworthy cutlets which she sells at her cafe. So I thought of trying out a dal cutlet. Here's my upcycled dal cutlet recipe. Do try it and let me know how it turned out.



Ingredients :
  1. 1 cup leftover dal - I had dal with cabbage but used it all the same
  2. 1 boiled potato mashed
  3. 1 tsp ginger garlic paste - optional, don't add if already present in your dal
  4. 1 chopped green chilli
  5. 1/4 tsp garam masala - optional
  6. 1/4 tsp amchur powder
  7. Maida/Corn flour - enough to make the mixture come together
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Oil for frying
  10. Breadcrumbs - 1 cup
How I made it :
  1. Mix all the ingredients from 1 to 8 together. 
  2. Ensure that the mixture is not watery. I usually make my dal a bit thick and leftover dal does get thick. It should be like the same consistency of may be the aloo mixture for aloo paratha as in the picture shown.
  3. Heat oil.
  4. Make small balls out of the mixture. 
  5. Cover with bread crumbs. 
  6. Shape into any desired shape. I made small discs as tikkis.
  7. Fry on medium heat till dark golden brown on both sides.
  8. Serve hot with tomato sauce or pudina chutney