Monday, 13 April 2015

GREEN PEAS CUTLET

GREEN PEAS CUTLET


My mother-in-law was a great cook, some of her dishes were awesome. She was totally vegetarian and was not using even onion or garlic in her kitchen. Many of her recipes are still made in my kitchen. Now I am adding onion and garlic to her dishes. This green peas cutlet recipe is my mother-in-law's recipe.

When I got married I was working at Safdarjung Airport in New Delhi, India. In the morning when I was getting ready to go to office, may mother-in-law was cooking and packing my lunch.


In my office, we were three girls working in the same department and we used to eat lunch together. During lunch time both my colleagues used to eat my lunch because it was so delicious and I had to eat their lunch. Many times before lunch, they would enquire, “what is there in the lunch box today?!”


Back to this recipe, this green peas cutlet is one of my favorite dishes and whenever I make in some parties and for some guests, it has become very popular, some of my friends are always asking me when am I making it again.


I have experienced several times that when I fry these cutlets, people tell me that they can smell fish. I do not know what is the connection between these cutlets and fish. I am totally vegetarian and I have never tasted any type of meat in my life. May be a fish eater can help me here to verify this theory. That when I combine green peas with garlic, onion, ginger and fold in chick peas flour and fry, why do they smell of fish frying?!!
I have used frozen peas for these cutlets because it is easily available here all year round.

RECIPE
  • 250 grams fresh/frozen green peas
  • 150 grams chick peas flour ( besan)
  • 200 grams onion (one big)
  • 8-9 garlic cloves
  • small piece of ginger
  • 5-7 green chillies (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • oil for frying.

METHOD

  • Rinse the peas in cold water or thaw them, put it in the food processor with chopped onion, ginger, garlic and green chilli.
  • Pulse for few minutes to make the thick paste. Take it out in a bowl - add salt, chilli powder and fold with chick peas flour. Batter should be quite thick.
  • Heat the oil on a medium flame.
  • Apply some oil on you palms and make small balls with the paste.
  • When the oil is hot fry the balls on the medium flame till brown from outside. Fry them all in 2-3 rounds.
  • Dry on a paper towel. Leave it to cool little bit.
  • When still warm press individually with paper towel between your palms and give the flat shape of a cutlet.
  • Then fry again, till very crispy and brown. Serve them hot with any chutney of taste.

Around 20 cutlets can be made depending on the size you choose. Can be served to 4-5 people in the evening tea time with any sauce or chutney to taste

I am sending this post as my blog entry for Meatless Monday event, and for Hearth and Soul blog,hop, and for Tasty Tuesday C.Kids, and for tweak it tuesday, and with Saturday spark link party,and for Tickle my Tastebuds Tuesday, and for Lets cook for easter by simple food, and with full plate Thrusday and with Funtastic Friday Party, and with What'd you do this weekend and with Family Bakes and makes, and with Fabulous Friday party, and with Fiesta Friday.and With My two favourite things cooking and craft, and with Cook Blog Share,




























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37 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea Sadhna! I bet all the others were jealous of you with your lunches, sounds like your mother was a wonderful cook :) I am sure you learned many tricks from her! Thanks so much for joining us today!

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  2. They have a nice texture, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, yummy cutlets..

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  3. They have a nice texture, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, yummy cutlets..

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  4. I totally love these kind of dishes, beautiful colour and flavour :)

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    1. Thanks Shweta for visiting and for your comment.

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  5. Hi Sadhna,

    It was nice to have you stop in at 'this Fox Kitchen'. I love green peas and bookmarked this recipe to give your cutlets a try. Thanks.

    — Laureen

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  6. Looks very delicious and yummy!!!

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  7. What a great idea, I can't wait to try your Green Peas Cutlet. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen, Yes I will join next week again.

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  8. Loved the idea of green peas cutlet. Looks inviting..

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  9. Thanks for linking up to last week's Tasty Tuesday Linky! I have pinned your recipe to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest Board. Hope you stop by and link up tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Yes I will join tomorrow.

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  10. Sadhna, your Green Peas Cutlets look so fresh and delicious! What a lovely snack, appetizer or side dish! Thank you for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinning!

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  11. Your mother in law sounds like a wonderful cook! These cutlets sound delicious, I like that you added onion and garlic. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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  12. Hey friend, just wanted to tell you that Fabulous Friday will be next Friday. I just moved into my new home and its been chaotic, so i had to postponed it, so healthy green peas cutlet.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Thanks Maria, I will join next week Friday.

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  13. What a yummy vegetarian dish! Can't wait to try these :) Thank you for sharing this recipe with us at Fiesta Friday! Pinned, yummed, and stumbled :)

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    1. Thanks dear for such a lovely comment and for visiting my blog.

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  14. This is something I have never eaten before but I love peas so I am sure I would enjoy these. Happy Fiesta Friday :)

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    1. Thanks Judy, you can try it is very crispy and tasty.

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  15. These cutlets look delicious and nothing like fish. Maybe the frying of the coating reminded people of frying fish?

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    1. It is possible Jullie, thanks for visiting my blog.

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  16. Love the idea of these vegetarian cutlets - I've definitely got to give it a try. I'm thinking you are new to Fiesta Friday, or perhaps our paths have never crossed before? I too lived in Kenya for much of my growing up years and also in Canada. It seems like we have much in common :). Was also born in India, but left when I was 3 yrs old (of Goan origin).

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    1. Hi Loretta,
      O M G, I can't believe so many similarities in us. So nice to meet you in the journey of blogging. I am not new at Fiesta Friday, may be we didn't meet before.

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  17. This looks good!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope you come back tomorrow!! Pinned!!

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  18. These sound really good, we have been having more meat free dishes and these sound delicious. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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