Hmmmmmm what a funny name for something edible, right???
This is so because, I actually fooled a hardcore non-vegetarian to eating this and believing it was meat cutlet!! It is worthy to mention here that after he had relished the dish I gave out the truth and he was pretty surprised, but satisfied nonetheless. So it was a happy ending therefore.
I did this on my own. I had never heard of this dish before, & since I had this unexpected guest & didnt have any meat at home I thought this up. .....But later on during my various stints with the internet in search of "recipe nirvana" I did land up with some modifications of the same. Well here goes my version. I dont make it too often, because of the frying bit, but whenever I make it next, I shall post a photograph.
2 cups - soya granules (if you dont have granules you can use the nuggets after grinding them)
2 big onions - finely chopped
green chillies - according to taste
1 tsp - finely grated ginger
2 big potatoes - boiled & mashed
a big bunch of corriander leaves - chopped finely
1 tsp - garam masala
1/2 tsp - saunf
salt to taste
Bread crumbs to coat
1 egg - beaten (or a maida batter of watery consistency)
Soak the granules in hot water for about 5-10 minutes.
Squeeze out the water from the granules & move into a big dish for mixing
In a pan, add very little oil & fry the onions till brown (dont burn them). You can use them even without frying, but this gives a very nice taste to the cutlets
Add these onions to the granules.
Add the mashed potatoes, green chillies, ginger, corriander leaves, garam masala, saunf & salt
Blend well with your hands. It should form a very smooth paste.
Shape into cutlets, dip in the egg & coat with breadcrumbs
Heat oil in a kadai, let it heat well, lower the flame & fry the cutlets.
Dont put too many at a time.
Remove on tissue paper to soak any extra oil
Serve with either ketchup or corriander-mint chutney