Quinoa cutlet

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel

Quinoa is a protein-packed food, with its nutty taste and chewy texture, is flavorful as well as filling. It is a low-cholesterol source of complex carbohydrates. I had tried different dishes with quinoa and one of my favourite dishes among them is quinoa cutlet. It was really flavourful and delicious. Other quinoa recipes are:

Quinoa cutlet

Ingredients:

Yields 15 or more

      • 1/2 cup – Quinoa (uncooked)
      • 2 nos – Medium potato ( I used 4 small potatoes)
      • 1/4 cup – Green peas
      • 1/2 cup – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 1 tsp – Ginger and garlic (chopped finely)
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1/2 tsp – Red chilli powder
      • 1/2 tsp – Coriander powder
      • 1/4 tsp – Garam masala powder
      • 1 tbsp – Mint leaves (chopped)
      • 1 tbsp – Coriander leaves (chopped finely)
      • 1 tsp – Oil for sauteing
      • Oil for shallow frying
      • Salt to taste

For outer layer:

      • 3 tbsp – Maida / All purpose flour
      • 1/4 cup – Breadcrumbs
      • 1 pinch – Salt
      • Water as needed for coating

Quinoa cutlet

Preparation method:

  1. Wash and cook quinoa in 1 cup of water (1 :2 ratio), until well cooked and set it aside.
  2. Wash and pressure cook potato for 2 whistles or until well cooked. Mash and set it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add ginger garlic chopped, onion, green peas and required salt, saute for few seconds. Followed by turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, saute for 1 to 2 minutes, set it aside.
  4. Take a mixing bowl, add cooked quinoa, mashed potato, sauteed green peas with masala, chopped mint and coriander leaves, required salt and mix well gently.
  5. Shape this mixture into round or oval shaped patties. Dip first in the maida mixture (mix maida in water with a pinch of salt.consistency should be watery) and then the bread crumbs;coat well on both the sides. Shallow fry until nicely browned. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or any chutney.

Quinoa cutlet

Quinoa cutlet

Quinoa cutlet

Notes:

  • Keep flame in medium and very gentle while shallow frying cutlet.
  • You may deep fry this cutlet instead of shallow frying.
  • You may increase or decrease the quantity of red chilli powder as per your spice level.

Quinoa cutlet

3 comments:

  1. I did this cutlet and it was so delicious. but i didnt get that perfection (outside full browning) like u. but that taste was yummy...

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    1. Thanks for trying this recipes..Good that you like it..by the way I used panko bread crumbs that may be one of the reasons for golden brown color..

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    2. oh.. i used my homemade bread crumbs. Anyhow, the taste was too good. Next day, i baked few of them, that too very tasty only.

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