Golden crispy cutlet with combination of potatoes, lotus root and spices.
Category – Indian
43 kcal per serving
2 potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 lotus root, boiled and mashed
1 ½ tsp. ginger chilli paste
¼ tsp. red chilli powder
¼ tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. chaat masala powder
½ tsp. garam masala powder
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. pudina leaves, chopped (mint)
1 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
½ tsp honey
3 tbsp. bread crumbs
½ lemon juice
Vegetable oil for making the cutlets
In a large bowl, add potatoes, lotus root (remove excess water before adding) and ginger.
Add red chilli powder, turmeric and chaat masala.
Then add garam masala, salt and pudina.
Further add coriander leaves, honey, bread crumbs and mix well.
Add lemon juice and mix.
Now, grease your hands with some oil, take a medium size ball of the mixture and shape it into cutlets.
Place a non-stick pan over the medium high heat, once hot, grease some oil on pan with the help of brush.
Place the cutlets and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until they are crispy brown.
Once cooked from both the sides, transfer it to the serving plate and serve hot with the mint chutney or tomato ketchup
Improves digestion:The high fibre lotus root and potatoes helps your digestive system function normally and helps you avoid constipation by providing bulk in stool that aids regular elimination.
High amount of vitamin C:The high amount of vitamin C in lotus root helps boost the immune system, prevent cells from damage, promotes health of gums and teeth etc.
Reduces stress: The B complex group of vitamins like vitamin B-6, folates, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin and thiamin in lotus root and potatoes helps in mental clarity and reduces stress.
Lotus roots and potatoes are high in fibre, contains vitamins such as vitamin C,B-complex group of vitamins such as pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), folates, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin and thiamin,and minerals like copper, iron, zinc, magnesium and manganese.
Parasitic infection:Lotus root grows in mud and it is difficult to clean it properly. and tThere are these chances of getting parasitic infections when consumed raw or uncooked ones.
Digestive troubles:Although potatoes are great for digestion but excess consumption of dietary fibre leads to digestive problems like abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion etc.
FOR SELECTION & STORAGE
While buying lotus root look for fresh firm roots with smooth, unblemished skin.
Place the lotus roots in cool place and away from humidity for 3-4 days.
Uncut lotus roots can stay fresh for up to 2 weeks inside the refrigerator.
While buying potatoes, look for smooth surface and firm in texture pieces, avoid soft, greenish discoloration with cuts and blemishes on it.