Jan 22, 2012

Lablab Bean ( Avarekalu ) Cutlet

Ingredients :

Lablab Bean  ( Avarekalu ) – ¾ cup
Potatoes – 4
Green chillies – 4
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Chat masala – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Bread crumbs – ½ cup
Semolina / Rava / Soji – ¼  cup
Salt – To taste
Coriander leaves – little ( finely chopped )
Oil - little

Method :

Pressure cook potatoes and lablab bean till 3 whitles each ( separately ). Keep aside.
Grind green chillies + ginger into paste by adding 2 teaspoons of water.

Making masala for lablab bean ( avarekalu ) filling :

Mash the lablab bean ( avarekalu ). Keep aside.
In a pan, heat oil. Add 1 ½ teaspoon of ginger green chilly paste and fry till it turns slightly brown in colour. Add the chopped coriander leaves and stir for a second. Add the mashed lablab bean ( avarekalu ) , salt. Simmer and cook closed for 3 minutes. Sprinkle water in between and stir occasionally so that the mixture doesn’t gets dry. After it gets cooked, transfer the mixture into a bowl and let it to cool.

Making potato mixture for cutlet :

Peel and mash the potatoes. In a bowl, add the mashed potatoes , chat masala , bread crumbs , 1 ½ tsp of ginger-green chilly paste and salt. Mix evenly.

Preparing cutlets :

Make a small ball of the potato mixture and shape it like a cup. Add little avarekalu filling in the center of the potato cup. Seel and flatten the potato cup into a cutlet shape. Roll the prepared cutlet in semolina ( rava ).
In a tava , heat oil.  Shallow fry the prepared cultlets till golden browned.
Serve hot with tomato sauce.

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