Aloo Keema Cutlets
Aloo Keema Cutlets
5 from 1 vote
Spice up your dinner routine with our irresistible Aloo Keema Cutlets recipe! These golden-brown delights are packed with flavor, combining tender minced meat with hearty potatoes for a mouthwatering twist on classic cutlets. Perfect for a cozy family dinner or a fun appetizer
Aloo Keema Cutlets

Have you ever craved a savory snack that packs a punch of flavor with every bite? Look no further than Aloo Keema Cutlets, a popular dish that hails from the vibrant streets of India.

This delectable treat is a mouthwatering combination of minced meat, potatoes, and a tantalizing blend of spices, all formed into crispy, golden cutlets.

The origins of Aloo Keema Cutlets can be traced back to the traditional Indian cuisine, where the timeless art of blending meats and spices has been perfected over generations.

This recipe has stood the test of time, evolving and adapting to suit the tastes of each region it has traveled to.

While the ingredients may seem simple, the finesse required to create the perfect Aloo Keema Cutlets is no easy feat. Achieving the ideal balance of flavors and textures takes practice and a keen eye for detail.

However, the reward of sinking your teeth into a perfectly crispy cutlet, filled with aromatic spices and tender meat, is truly worth the effort.

Whether you’re a seasoned food enthusiast or a curious beginner in the world of Indian cuisine, Aloo Keema Cutlets are sure to impress your taste buds and leave you craving more.

Ingredients

Oil: Used for frying and sautéing the ingredients. It helps to cook the keema and potatoes until they are tender and crispy on the outside.

Garlic: Adds a savory flavor to the cutlets. It is finely minced and sautéed with the onions and keema to enhance the overall taste of the dish.

Onion: Adds a sweet and aromatic flavor to the cutlets. It is finely chopped and sautéed with the garlic and keema until soft and translucent.

Keema: Ground meat, usually beef or lamb, adds protein to the cutlets. It is cooked with the onions, garlic, and spices until browned and fully cooked.

Tomato: Adds a tangy and slightly sweet flavor to the cutlets. It is diced and cooked with the keema to create a flavorful filling for the cutlets.

Salt: Enhances the overall flavor of the cutlets. It is added to the keema filling and the breadcrumb coating to season the dish perfectly.

Chilli Powder: Adds heat and a spicy flavor to the cutlets. It is mixed with the keema filling to give it a kick of flavor.

Turmeric: Adds a warm and earthy flavor to the cutlets. It is mixed with the keema filling to provide a hint of color and depth of flavor.

Coriander: Adds a fresh and herbal flavor to the cutlets. It is finely chopped and added to the keema filling for a burst of freshness.

Potatoes: Adds a creamy texture to the cutlets. They are boiled, mashed, and mixed with the keema filling to bind the ingredients together.

Cornflour: Used as a binding agent for the cutlets. It is mixed with the mashed potatoes and keema filling to hold the ingredients together and create a cohesive mixture.

Chilli Flakes: Adds a subtle heat and texture to the cutlets. They are sprinkled on top of the cutlets before frying to give them a spicy kick.

Plain Flour: Used as a coating for the cutlets. It helps the breadcrumb coating adhere to the cutlets and creates a crispy exterior when fried.

Eggs: Used as a binding agent for the breadcrumb coating. They are beaten and used to dip the cutlets before coating them in breadcrumbs.

Breadcrumbs: Used as a crispy coating for the cutlets. They are seasoned with salt and pepper and coat the cutlets, creating a crunchy exterior when fried.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve the Aloo Keema Cutlets hot with mint chutney or ketchup as a tasty appetizer.
  • Pair the cutlets with a side salad or yogurt dip for a refreshing contrast.
  • Place the cutlets in a burger bun with some lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese for a delicious keema cutlet burger.
  • Enjoy the cutlets as a filling for wraps or sandwiches for a quick lunch or snack.

Variations:

  • Add grated cheese to the keema mixture for a cheesy twist on the cutlets.
  • Experiment with different spices like garam masala or cumin for a unique flavor profile.
  • Replace the potatoes with sweet potatoes or a mix of vegetables for a healthier version of the cutlets.
  • Try baking the cutlets instead of frying them for a lighter option.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Aloo Keema Cutlets?

Aloo Keema Cutlets are a type of Indian snack made with minced meat (keema) and mashed potatoes (aloo), mixed with spices and shaped into patties before being fried or baked.

Can I make Aloo Keema Cutlets in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the mixture for Aloo Keema Cutlets in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 day before shaping and cooking the cutlets.

Are Aloo Keema Cutlets gluten-free?

Yes, Aloo Keema Cutlets are typically gluten-free as they do not contain any wheat flour or breadcrumbs in the ingredients. However, always double-check the ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.

What can I serve with Aloo Keema Cutlets?

Aloo Keema Cutlets can be served with chutney, ketchup, or yogurt dip. They also pair well with freshly made naan or roti.

Can I bake Aloo Keema Cutlets instead of frying them?

Yes, you can bake Aloo Keema Cutlets in the oven at 375°F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Remember to flip them halfway through baking for even cooking.

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Aloo Keema Cutlets

Aloo Keema Cutlets

by Nabeela Kauser
Spice up your dinner routine with our irresistible Aloo Keema Cutlets recipe! These golden-brown delights are packed with flavor, combining tender minced meat with hearty potatoes for a mouthwatering twist on classic cutlets.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 154 kcal

Ingredients

Keema Mixture

  • Oil
  • 3 Garlic
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 300 g Keema
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/2 Salt
  • 1/2 Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Turmeric
  • Coriander

Potato Mixture

  • 1 kg Potatoes
  • 3 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1/2 Salt
  • 1/2 Chilli Flakes
  • Coriander

Breading

  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • Boil the potatoes until they are soft. Peel and mash them thoroughly.
  • Add cornflour, salt, chilli flakes, and chopped coriander to the mashed potatoes. Mix well to combine all the ingredients. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  • Add finely chopped onions and cook until they turn translucent.
  • Add keema (minced meat) to the pan and cook until it browns.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, salt, chilli powder, turmeric, and coriander. Mix well and cook until the tomatoes are soft and the mixture is well combined. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  • Take a portion of the potato mixture and flatten it in your palm.
  • Place a spoonful of the cooled keema mixture in the center of the potato mixture.
  • Fold the potato mixture over the keema filling and shape it into a cutlet.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining potato and keema mixture.
  • In one bowl, beat the eggs. In another bowl, place the flour.
  • Dip each cutlet into the flour, ensuring it’s coated evenly.
  • Then dip it into the beaten eggs, covering it entirely.
  • Repeat the process for a thicker coating.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Carefully place the breaded cutlets into the hot oil and fry until they turn golden brown on both sides.
  • Once done, remove the cutlets from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  • Serve the aloo keema cutlets hot with your favorite sauce or chutney.

Notes

Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 4gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 772mgFibre: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 179IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Aloo Keema Cutlets, Comfort Food, Cooking, Curry Recipe, Cutlets, Food, Ramadan
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