Saturday, April 2, 2011

Beef Cutlets

Cricket fever was there  in the air for the last few days. All the status messages on facebook was revolving around cricket. I enjoy watching cricket but I can't say that I am a big fan of it. But 'A' likes cricket. This time we couldn't watch the world cup series as we haven't bought a TV or many other stuffs at our present home due to our short stint in the United States. We missed all the fun in watching it. I don't like to watch it in the small screen of my laptop. But I was enjoying the updates of my blogger friends on Facebook. One of my fellow blogger Ria suggested to do a virtual party of preparing some snacks to munch away while watching cricket.  I prepared it and didn't get time to post it as I was busy attending the bake sale. I had a fun time with my fellow bloggers with lot of laughing and giggling. It was good to meet and to discuss about all the baked treats which was available over there. The event was very successful with lot of people turning up. We were able to relish few of the baked goodies available for sale and  the yummy stuffs Magpie Recipes  lovingly baked for us.  Thanks Rose for your sweet gesture.

I am so happy that India made a mark in the history by winning the world cup. Let me share with you all a snack which you can prepare well in advance and save it for rainy days. I usually make this well in advance whenever I have a party at home. Here is a virtual snack of crispy crunchy goodness for everyone !!!

Recipe Source : My Mom


Beef - 1 kg
pepper powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1 1/2 tsp
Vinegar - 1 Tbsp
Potatoes - 700 gms
Lemon - 1
Eggs - 2 
Bread Crumbs - As required


Green Chillies chopped - 16
Garlic cloves - 1 handful
Ginger - 2 big pieces
Onions - 2 cups 

Method : 

Cut the beef into pieces. Wash and drain. Add salt and pepper powder to the beef and cook for 5-7 minutes without weight. Needn't be well cooked.Boil the remaining water if any and cool. Mince the meat. Add the vinegar to the minced meat and keep it aside. Grind the onion mix and combine it to the meat and fry in low heat by adding little oil. The meat must become brown but not fried. Add juice of one lime and set down. 

Wash the potatoes and cook in pressure cooker with level water and weight for 10 - 12 minutes. Drain the water. cool. peel and mash. If you mash while it is hot, it will be easier. Add to meat and mix well. Correct salt. Make into cutlet shapes. Dip in beaten eggs , (beaten with salt and little pepper powder or chilli powder). Roll in breadcrumbs and deep fry till brown.

I am sending this to The Kerala Kitchen hosted by Magpie


  1. cutlets look flavourful delicious

  2. Truly a family favourite! Good to know u folks had a nice time at the bake sale - and that too for a good cause:)

  3. Though i dont eat beef, I can substitute with chicken and try it out... Thanks for the recipe...

  4. @ priyanka and vimitha: Do replace the beef with something of your choice and try it out.
    @ Sarah : This is our family favorite too !! All our baked goodies disappeared in no time for the bake sale . I am so happy to attend my first ever bake sale. Learned to make paper cranes with origami for the first time in my life.

  5. That's wonderful to hear, Molu. I suddenly got reminded of the ona-kachodam we used to have when we were kids :) that was such fun too though our customers were just family members.

  6. Cutlets sounds delicious.Happy to hear that you people had a wonderful time at the bake sale.

  7. Hi Sneha, Thanks for stopping by my space and leaving your lovely comment. Happy to follow you tooo.

  8. Yumm cutlets!!! I too make cutlets ahead and put in the freezer.Was so nice to meet you too girl!Nice to discover we have so much in common! I'm so glad you liked the cookies!Looking forward to meeting up and baking together soon!

  9. The cutlets are looking quite good Sneha.... !

  10. Hi Sneha,

    U have a wondefull blog.

    1st time visitor following u :)