Thursday, August 2, 2007

Nut Cutlet and Farm Picking







Nut Cutlet is a crunchy cutlet made of nuts. I tried this recipe from a magazine and it is a great snack for tea time.

Ingredients

2 cups boiled and mashed potatoes
2 tbsp cashews
2 tbsp peanuts (groundnuts) with out skin
2 tbsp almonds (blanched /slivered)
1 slice of bread
2-3 green chillies
1/2 tsp Garam masala (found in the Indian store)
1tsp finely chopped ginger
1/2 cup cilantro
2-3 tbsp all purpose flour (maida)
1-2 cups of bread crumbs
Lemon juice (optional)
Salt
water
oil



Preparation

Chop the cashew nuts, peanuts and almonds with nut chopper or knife. They should be of medium size, not to small and not too big.
In a bowl add the mashed potatoes, salt, chillis, ginger, garam masala, the nuts, cilantro, and bread slice. Mix them all well.
In another bowl add very few drops of water to the all purpose flour to make a thin paste.
Make desired shape out of the cutlet mixture, dip them into the flour batter and then coat them with bread crumbs.
Either deep fry or just pan fry the cutlets. I pan fried the cutlets on medium heat by tossing them gently. This way less oil is used.

The whole process including the boiling of potatoes did not take more than 30 minutes. Frying takes about 3-4 minutes each side.
I am contributing this one to Express Cooking Event hosted by Shaheen of Malabar Spices.


Farm Picking Peaches
The farm had many peacocks. You can see one more sitting below.


luckily found some raspberries.
My Son playing Jack N Jill!!

Dad and son taking a long walk in the raspberry fields.

We had filled this basket.
It was so much fun going to this farm. In the middle of picking peaches it started raining and we were taking shelter under the trees. The rain showers were mild and didn't last for long. The fresh smell of soil and the greenery was a very beautiful weekend experience.

51 comments:

Richa said...

those cutlets look so yummy & crisp, wish could taste it NOW :)
yup, farm picking is always fun, love them peaches, store bought is another story :(

Sig said...

Nut cutlets, thats a great idea... must have been so crunchy and nice... perfect tea time snack, and coincidentally it is teatime here and how I would love some now! The peach picking pics looks great... :)

Mallugirl said...

very healthy..nut cutlet.. unusual idea and jatpat snack!

Manasi said...

THAT CUTLET is YUMMY looking!!!
Nice pix of the peacock and peaches!!

musical said...

What a lovely post! I love this cutlet recipe! Those are some really beautiful pictures, Sharmi! It must have been so fun and exciting, especially with all those peacock sightings!

Tee said...

The cutlets look so crunchy and mouth watering! I remember eating heart-shaped cutlets back in India in Udupi restaurants...loved them! Will try this sometime...

Linda said...

Cutlets with nuts, that sounds so inviting! They look really delish :) Beautiful photos of a day on the farm too -- isn't it fun watching the kids enjoy this :)

Roopa said...

the nut cutlets looks so crisp and perfectly shaped.. lovely pistures of the farm picking looks you all had a fun time:)

archana said...

This is an unusual and nice recipe :)The colour is lovely golden.
The peaches and the peacock are looking too good. GR8 post :)

Chris said...

Oh my - I love these! What a great idea. They look very tasty, especially to my growling stomach...ha ha ha! This is now Bookmarked.

And I love the pictures!

Dhana said...

Am nuts about these amazing looking cutlets!!!!!

Anh said...

What a cute cutlet! I want them! :)

Jyothsna said...

A wonderful idea, Sharmi! Would love those with tea :) Peach picking seems so much fun!

sra said...

The cutlets look lovely, Sharmi! I had some made with dates as well, they were interesting!

Sia said...

cut nutlet...oops...i mean nut cutlet is a super cool idea sharmi:) perfect for tea time snack.
farm picking pictures r cute:) u must have had gr8 fun. we will be going for our share of basket this weekend:)

António Castro said...

Thanks for your work and have a good weekend

david santos said...

Excelent work!

Cinnamon said...

yumm... nut cutlets looks really yummy .. tasty!!! very healthy and perfect for tea time :)

SeeC said...

Must be real crunchy. Gorgeous pictures.

Not to mention about the farm picking...awesome. Good photography.

SeeC said...

Hey forgot to mention that I have added your blog to my blogroll. Hope it is fine with you.

Asha said...
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Asha said...

Sharmi,I am in love with your son!! Tell him that and ask.Will he marry me in my next life? ;D
Nutty cutlets look fabulous.Very healthy and crispy.See you later my future MIL!;p
Love the Peaches and Peacock! We went apple picking once,loved all the goodies they sell like Jelly,Jam etc.

sunita said...

The cutlets look so tempting...as for the picking, your little one must have loved it.

Mishmash ! said...

Nut cutlets is a quite a unique one, Shamri....I have never tasted 'em....initially i was thinking you might have added them in powdered form....this sound so cool and crunchy too :)

Shn

Sandeepa said...

Beautiful pics Sharmi and your little boy is totally adorable. Cho Cho cute :) Hugs for him
And the Nut Cutlets are a very novel idea and look splendid

TBC said...

Wow! Those nut cutlets look really good. Perfect along with some tea!

Laavanya said...

The cutlets look really good - love the fact that they are pan-fried.
Looks like you had lots of fun picking... I've only been berry/apple picking so far but loved that.

Vanamala said...

very rich & healthy cutlets.. nice pics ... looks yummmmmy !!!

Sharmi said...

Sra, dates must have made them sweet and hot right?

hey Seec, thanks a lot for
blogrolling me!!

Asha , So do I get the privilege to boss over you from now on??? hehehe

Thanks Sandeepa, My hubby was not letting me post Adi's pics. but finally I did post one.

SeeC said...

Hi Sharmi,

Response for your comment in my blog (Vermicelli Kheer) :

It is a custom to prepare variety rice (Lemon rice, Coconut rice, Tamarind rice, Curd rice), vada and payasam during this day and worship Goddess Amman (& river cauvery). I am not sure if this helps.

And I am sorry for the late reply...you must be at the end of your day. Anyways have fun.

Cynthia said...

Sharmi, that nut cutlet must be every vegetarian's delight. I am bookmarking the recipe to try.

Hope you and the boys had fun at the farm :)

Sharmi said...

OH thanks so much Seec. it was really nice of you. I did lil pooja and offerings.

Raaga said...

the cutlet looks really nice and tempting. I must try it sometime.

The peaches look cute and so does your son. All of you seem to have had a great time.

SMN said...

hey sharmi nice recipe! must try it coz it's been pouring frm last week and time to have sm snacks can i pick smthng from u plate? great pics of peach and must have good time i guess..

Jyothi said...

All the photos simply superb sharmi. Just love them. Nut cutlets, excellent idea. they looks awesome and great shape. Thanks for sharing.

Apple said...

Excellent idea Sharmi....looks yummy...the peacock-peaches pics look good...Hope u had loads of fun over the weekend..

Nanditha Prabhu said...

wow nut cutlets!
never tried that ....thanks for the recipe...
nice shots at the peach picking farm
!

Priyanka said...

Sharmi, those cutlets look so delicious... the addition of nuts must make them nutty and crispy...i have never made cutlets at home before.. thanks for the recipe... oh i have been so wanting to go to a farm since Sandeepa wrote the post on farm pickings, but have been caught up with work:(

USHA said...

Hi Sharmi,
Cutlet looks cute ..in heart shape...Wow!its really fun right picking ourselves in farm....oh god!!see that cute little one doing his work very studiously....so sweet...

Vcuisine said...

Sharmi, which one to appreciate first. The cutlets are yummy. The photos are eye catching. Enjoying the natural beauty is something different. Very nice. Viji

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Nut cutlet is a different idea... Never tried before....Looking great.....Enjoy ur peaches....

N said...

wow! the heart-shape looks so perfect. i struggle to even get the oval :(

even the peaches look so juicy. too bad india is not very 'peachy' :D

trying to get a good rice recipe to post to JFI this month..

Hima said...

First of all, your kid is so cute. Next the cutlets are so mouth watering. Want to have them right now. Will have to plan for these quite soon. Thanks for sharing sharmi. Great entry.

Lakshmi said...

Nut Cutlets is new to me, and they look very inviting in those pics. Lovely pics of farm and peacock.

rv said...

Hi Sharmi, liked ur blog a lot, especially the template color you chose. The pics are all very appealing. The cutlets look very tasty. i too have a blog, when you get time do visit. Comments from expert bloggers like you are very inspiring :)

Kajal said...

WOW very nice photo of fresh Peaches.....My mouth is watering my dear.....plz send this peaches.....Nice to see your son photo with Jack and Jill game......About your Nut cutlet....no words this is Rock my dear.....Looks very crispy.:)

Kajal said...

WOW very nice photo of fresh Peaches.....My mouth is watering my dear.....plz send this peaches.....Nice to see your son photo with Jack and Jill game......About your Nut cutlet....no words this is Rock my dear.....Looks very crispy.:)

Latha said...

Hi
I like your header and all the photographs.I don't remember how many recipes I have posted need to check out. Thanks sharmi.

Padma said...

Nut cutlet looks great with additional crunch. And I really missed to join you for farm-picking.
Great job!

Bharathy said...

I am falling in love with this post...:)

Radha said...

the cutlets look great and sinfully full of calories :))