Indian Railways Veg Cutlet Sandwich
by Tarla Dalal
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The Indian Railways Veg Cutlet Sandwich is part-and-parcel of the travel memories of those who travel by Indian Railways. It is a go-to or comfort food for many frequent travellers, and warms their souls when travelling across the country!
The deep-fried Cutlet offers a chunky bite of roughly-smashed veggies coated in semolina. The cutlet may be shaped in different ways – round, oblong or heart-shaped, but make sure you shape it firmly so that it does not separate while frying.
You need to take care of multiple factors when deep-frying these cutlets – the temperature of the oil must be maintained properly, and you should fry only one or two cutlets at a time. Avoid turning the cutlets frequently while frying. Sounds like a lot of care is needed to make it – but this droolworthy snack is surely worth it!
These yummy cutlets are usually served with bread, butter and tomato ketchup. You can make them into a proper sandwich as shown here, by placing the cutlets between buttered, ketchup-lined bread slices, to make a scrumptious snack!
You can also try other snacks like the Pav Bhaji Sandwich or Soya and Green Peas Cutlet
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions, ginger- green chilli paste and sauté on medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the carrot, french beans, green peas, mix well and cover with a lid and cook on medium flame for 6 to 8 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the potatoes, coriander, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Transfer the mixture on a large plate and let it cool completely. Add plain flour and mix well.
- Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a 50 mm. (2”) round cutlet.
- Roll each cutlet in the semolina till it is evenly coated from all the sides.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry 2 cutlets at a time till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper. Keep aside.
- Place a bread slice on a clean, dry surface and spread ½ tsp of butter evenly over it.
- Spread ½ tsp of tomato ketchup on the buttered bread slice.
- Cut the cutlet into half and place it on one side of the buttered-tomato ketchup bread slice.
- Carefully fold one end of the bread slice over the other and press it lightly to make a sandwich.
- Repeat steps 1 to 4 to make 3 more sandwiches.
- Serve immediately.
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