Wednesday, July 20, 2011


This lazy evening I was wondering what to make for dinner.............and peeped into the fridge and found this small pack of chicken breasts. Well............all I could think of at that moment was the chicken cutlets.And this is how I made them :)

Chicken Breasts - 250 gms
2 Medium sized onions finely chopped
2 green chillies finely chopped
2 tsps finely chopped garlic
2 tsps finely chopped ginger
3 medium sized potatoes - boiled & grated
Salt as appropriate
3/4 tsp Ground pepper
A pinch of garam masala
A pinch of MSG or Ajinomoto as commonly known -
Oil for Frying.
1 Cup of Bread Crumbs
1 Egg beaten

Step1: Boil chicken breasts with a little salt and turmeric.Let it cool and shred it to bits in a food processor or any other convenient manner.
Step 2: Heat oil & fry onions,green chilly,ginger & garlic until they are pale and about to brown.
Step 3: To this add the shredded chicken and fry well on high heat. Once the water content in the chicken evaporates, add salt,pepper, garam masala and the MSG. Mix well.
Please note, use of MSG is optional & not an essential ingredient here, I use it because I love the flavor it adds to the cutlets.
Step 4: Take off heat and add the mashed potatoes, ensure it has mixed well with the rest of the ingredients.Let it cool.Adjust salt at this point.
Step 5: Make a ball with the mixture, flatten it out. Dip it first into the egg mixture , then into the bread crumbs. Coat the crumbs well and shape the cutlets. Shape the rest of them in the same manner.
Step 6: Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry these cutlets on medium heat  till they brown on either sides. When done they would be crispy  like this....

Makes about 14 - 15 cutlets ........they are nice as snacks happy that made my dinner for the day with buns. I have tried the veg version of the same recipe - substituting the chicken with finely chopped carrots, beans  and cauliflower & green peas. To coat the cutlet use cornflour or all purpose flour dissolved in water instead of the beaten egg.


  1. Looks crisp and delicious. One of my all time fav evening snack..

  2. I love how crisp they look. Yum!