A walk down the memory lane – Pinkcity train Cutlet

My memories are mostly filled with many different food experiences. The things that I have never been able to forget is the flavor, aromas, and experience of food that I have eaten.  Every time I want to re-experience any particular memory or time or place or people I cook what is associated with them.   Whenever I  miss someone I cook what he or she cooked for me.. and instantly I am with them..  Whenever I miss a place I cook what I ate there.. So here is what I have to share with you today, a simple non-fancy recipe that is easy to make.

‘Pinkcity Cutlets ‘

I call them so because they were sold in a Train called Pink City that ran between Jaipur and New Delhi.  This is 20 years back at least.  It was a Meter Gauge train, all pink in color with 2 seats on each side.  We used to travel in it often to go my uncle’s home.  This was a 3 hours journey and filled with interesting food sold on the way.  That’s what excited me most even when I was a kid.

These little buddies are Potato cutlet served as sandwiched between non-toasted buttered bread.

Following are the ingredients and instruction.:

4 medium sized potatoes

1 onion fine chopped

1 green chilli fine chopped

1 tsp ginger and garlic paste or fine chopped

Spice Mix:

1/2 tsp each of cumin, mustard seeds and coriander seeds

1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder

1/2 tsp of All spice powder Garam Masala  or if you don’t have that use roasted cumin powder




  • Start with boiling Potatoes.  Once they are soft, drain and mash in a plate
  • Heat a pan and add 1/2 tbsp of oil or ghee


  • Add the seeds and all chopped ingredients
  • Saute well  till brown


  • Once onions are brown add the mashed potatoes and take the pan off the heat.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of chilli powder , 1/2 tsp of garam masala powder, salt and mix well.
  • Make small patties and coat with breadcrumbs.


Toast well these patties / cutlets by greasing ghee or butter &  oil for a crispy skin.  Alternatively shallow fry them as per your liking.


Butter two breads and sandwich the cutlets in it.

You can carry these as a afternoon snack or  in a picnic box.  Serve it in breakfast or at tea time.  These are good to carry for travel too.



One Comment Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Looks tasty


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