Potatoes are quite versatile and widely used in every household. We love anything that has potatoes in it! I always keep experimenting with various dishes and mixing several ingredients together. This is one such delicacy everyone loved in the first bite itself. Cutlets are the most loved appetizer. We all have our favorites, don’t we? Let’s head into the yummy preparation for Potato Cheese Cutlets or Tikkis
- 2 Boiled Potatoes
- 2 Small Boiled Carrots
- 1 Small Cup Boiled Green Peas
- Red chilli powder
- Asafoetida (Hing)
- Chopped Coriander
- Garam Masala (Optional)
- Cheese Slice or Mozarella Cheese (Optional)
- Semolina (Rawa)
- Rice Flour
Preparation – I usually do things in advance to save time. A night prior when I add rice to the pressure cooker, I add the above veggies too. In my case, it is 4 whistles ( 3 would do too). Add little water and salt so they boil well. Drain the water and store the boiled veggies to make cutlets the next morning. I even do the above steps in the morning. It totally depends on my mood.
Making the Potato Cheese Cutlets – In a bowl mash all the boiled veggies. The above quantity will ensure we get 6 to 7 cutlets. Add veggies or increase the quantity if necessary. Add 1tbsp of red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala. If you don’t like garam masala skip it, the taste would differ but it would be yummy! A pinch of Asafoetida (hing), chopped fresh coriander, salt as per taste.
Mix all the above ingredients. The dough is nicely smooth. I prefer to keep small chunks of veggies so my daughter gets to chew them well. Flatten some on the palm and add a small cheese cube to it. Shhh.. Don’t worry the cutlets taste yummy even if you skip the cheese! Turn it like a ball and flatten it into a cutlet form.
I prefer less fried things and use little oil. This one is a shallow fry recipe on an iron cast or safe non-stick coating pan. Take an equal amount of rice flour and semolina on a plate. Give it a nice mix, coat the tikkis in the dry mixture. I usually add less rice flour as I love the crispy semolina taste or crunch! Shallow fry it with little oil. Trust me this tastes delicious and is quite a healthy alternative to cafe burger tikkis. Enjoy it with bread or sauce. I hope you try this one for breakfast, evening snacks, or a small party at home. This is quite a basic recipe and many of us try it in their version. If you ever make tikkis do let me know your favorite or type the recipe below in the comments section.