Monday, March 15, 2010

Stuffed Soya Potato Cutlet

Soya nuggets are rich source of proteins and they are referred to as the vegetarian meat. And it's so true, that this soya potato cutlet tastes more like a meat cutlet, when you bite into the stuffed soya nugget filling in the center. A delicious snack, which will be a good add to your tea time.


6 medium - Potatoes, boiled
1 tsp - Chat masala powder
1 tsp - Ginger, finely chopped
1 - Green chili, finely chopped
Salt to taste

For filling in center

3/4 cup - Soya Nuggets
1 small - Onion, finely chopped
2 - Green chili, finely chopped
2 tsp - Ginger, finely chopped
Few coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste

For Coating

1 - egg
Salt to taste


1 ) Soak Soya nuggets for one hour in water. Drain off the water from the nuggets after one hour.

2 ) Heat a pan with oil, fry onion, chili, ginger to a slight brown color. Then add coriander leaves and stir for a second then add soya nuggets, salt to taste, simmer and cook closed with a lid for 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle water in between and stir if the fry is getting too dry.Take off the stove and cool once the nuggets are cooked.Nuggets should be dry without any excess water.Once cool, transfer the cooked soya fry into a blender / grinder and pulse for one or two times to get a coarse mixture of the nuggets.

3 ) Boil potato with skin. Discard the skin and mash potato finely when still slightly warm. Knead to make a smooth dough. There should not be any lumps. Add chat masala powder, ginger, green chili and salt to taste. Mix well with the potato.

4 ) Take a small amount of potato dough, make a ball of it, then shape it like a cup to add filling in center. Add a little soya mixture in the center and then wrap it with potato dough. Now shape it like a ball and flatten little to a cutlet shape.

5 ) Beat an egg well with little salt. Dip the cutlets in the egg and then shallow fry it to a golden brown color. Drain off the oil and serve.

Serve hot as a snack with tomato ketchup.


Subi said...

I have a pack of soya chunks staring at me in my pantry for so long. This looks like a recipe which I can use and since it is fried I may actually trick my meat loving family to eat it saying it is real meat:-) Never had any success with regular soy chunks curry before.

Cham said...

Soya in cutlet form- great idea and yummy!

kothiyavunu said...

Thats a healthy and delicious cutlet never used soya this way..very innovative idea pravs...I m really impressed by the method..definitely a keeper...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Pravs
How are you? Such a nice dish !!! feel like making now.
I am very fond of your site. But today I noticed , your site is trying to place tracking cookies of 3rd parties in my computer. Some of the cookies I know and accepting it but few are not known to me , so cant accept...Let me see how i can read your post without accepting the cookies. I cant miss your recipes for sure.
Have a nice week

Superchef said...

not a big fan of soy nuggets as it is. This is a great idea to include it in my meals :)

Nags said...

this snack had been toying in my head for a while too..

Sushma Mallya said...

That looks so crispy & yum and the recipe of filling is really very nice...happy ugadi pravs..

Rachel said...

I have never made anything with soy chunks as yet..guess it is time to start.

Aruna Manikandan said...

First time here...

Cutlet looks perfect and healthy :-)


Pravs said...

Subi : Previously, soya chunks was not a familiar thing in my pantry. But after, making this cutlet, i want to make more from soya chunks based dishes now. During summer heat, it's best to go for such alternatives, than the meat, that heats the body. I hope this cutlet is liked by the little ones and B :)

Cham : Yes it is and i love the taste.

Kothiyavunu : Yes, this is a keeper and by stuffing inside the potato dough, you get two different tastes. First of the potato, like a potato tikki and then the soya. Do make it when you can.

Ushnish : I am good and i hope you are doing well too :)
I am sorry about the tracking cookie. I have not installed any tracking cookie and am not sure how i should remove something i have not installed. Do help me if you can.

Superchef : Even i was not a fan of it and never used to buy it. But now after making this, i feel i should try more with soya chunks. In cutlet form, it's good, so do try.

Nags : Oh is it ? when are you going to post that ?

Sushma : Thanks sushma :)

Rachel : This cutlet will be a good start :)

Aruna : Thanks for coming by :)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Pravs
Thanks for your note at my trailer blog.
Dont worry avout the cookie, I think it is one of those coming from counter, no of visiters etc.
That is common
Have a nice week ahead

Tina said...

Luv soya dishes...Cutlet looks yummy and delicious...

Pari said...

I love these cutlets.
First time here, u have a nice space.
Do drop by when u have time.