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
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.