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Soya Granules Cutlet

18 Sep

Meal Maker Cutlet.

Soya granules are soaked in hot water till soft. Onion and ginger is lightly fried along with soya granules. Mashed cooked potatoes are mixed in to act as a binding agent. The mixture is flavored with few spices, formed into patties and fried on flat pan till golden brown.
Makes: around 4 thick Soya Granules Cutlets


Soya Granules 1 Cup
Red Potatoes 4 – 5 Small
Fresh Green Peas 1 cup
Onion 1 Small
Green Chiles 3
Ginger 1 inch piece
Cilantro 1 cup packed
Cumin Powder 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Fine Sooji 2 tbsps
Salt to taste
Oil as required

Method of preparation:

Wash, halve and boil potatoes in enough water until just cooked.
Once cooled, peel and thoroughly mash the cooked potatoes.

Soak soya granules in hot water for around 5 – 10 minutes.
Strain the soya granules and keep aside.

Remove stems, wash and finely chop green chiles.
Peel and finely chop onion.
Peel and mince ginger.
Clean, wash and finely chop cilantro.

Heat a tbsp oil in a pan on medium high heat, add onion, green chiles and ginger.
Fry for few seconds, add soya granules and fry for a minute.
Then stir in mashed potatoes, fresh green peas, chopped cilantro, cumin powder, garam masala and salt.
Mix everything thoroughly and remove from heat.

Cool the mixture, take a full handful of the it and form into a smooth ball by lightly pressing between palms.
Roll the prepared ball in fine sooji and press it lightly to flatten it a little.
Repeat the same with remaining soya mixture.

Heat a tsp of oil on a flat pan on medium heat, place the couple of flattened soya granules mixture on hot pan.
Apply oil on top side, fry on both sides until golden brown and remove the soya cutlet from heat.
Repeat the same with remaining soya patties.
Alternatively, drizzle some oil and roast the soya patties in preheated oven at 350F for 10 – 15 minutes.
Serve soya granules cutlet sandwiched in any bread or french rolls with sliced onions, tomatoes and tomato ketchup, or serve them as is with green chutney or hot sauce.
Notes:Make sure not to turn on other side until one side is fried well.

Suggestions: If soya cutlet is not fried properly, put them back on hot pan and fry till golden brown on both sides.
Variations: You can also add finely chopped cooked mixed vegetables to the soya granules potato mixture for extra nutrition and enhanced taste.
Other Names: Soya Potato Patties.