Recipe and Photo Courtesy: Padmini, Srinivasan (my parents)
Mom is an expert in cutlets. Here is the recipe..
1 cup finely chopped mixed veggies (carrots, beans, peas)
2 cups boiled and mashed poatoes (2-3 potatoes)
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp chat masala
salt to taste
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp oil, oil for shallow frying
2 cups bread crumbs
4 tsp maida (all purpose flour) made to a thick paste with suffiecient water
Add oil in a kadai. Add the onions, salt and saute till transparent. Add the mixed veggies and continue to saute till soft. Sprinkle some water if required.
Add turmeric, chilli powder, chat masala and more salt if required
Add the mashed potatoes and continue to saute for a few minutes
From this mixture, roll out small balls and pat them to the shape of cutlets.
Dip each cutlet in this maida paste such that they get a uniform coating.
Now drop these cutlets in a plate filled with bread crumbs. Toss it over and make sure that it is well coated with a layer of bread crumbs
Heat some oil in a pan sufficient for shallow frying.
Fry these cutlets on both sides till they are well done and crisp.
Serve hot with ketchup