Chicken cutlets or kebabs are my all time favorite. Whether to eat, or to prepare, they are one of the most loved choice. Crispy on the outside, these cutlets have a juicy and luscious filling. Grab one, and make your tea time chit chats more interesting!! Scrumptious and spicy kebabs to make your tea time warmer and more flavorful. Whenever I have guests planned to visit, I make them beforehand and freeze. Yes, chicken cutlets could be prepared and kept frozen for up to a week. You just have to take them out 1-2 hours before frying.
It is really very easy to make this savory snack. You just have to plan it in stages, and get the ingredients ready. Like, first boil the potatoes, then cook the chicken, next saute and make the filling, and finally the actual making of the cutlets or kebabs. And of course, the final frying!! Once you have the potatoes and chicken cooked, the job is half done. Then making the stuffing is easy and would not take much time. First you have to saute onions, ginger garlic paste and green chilies in oil. Then add the spices. Followed by the cooked chicken and potatoes. Then add more flavorings, and you are done!
Once the filling has cooled down a bit, you can start preparing the kebabs. Then roll them into beaten egg and bread crumbs. Now, these prepared cutlets are ready to be frozen, if you do not want to fry immediately. In fact, they could be even refrigerated (without freezing) for up to a day. MAke sure you keep them at room temperature at least 1 hour before frying.
I usually use bread crumbs for coating. It gives the fried cutlets a nice and crispy outside. I remember, long back, my Mother used to use powdered rusk for coating. She used to buy rusk and then powder them at home. Then powdered rusk became available in the market. And now we all have changed to using bread crumbs. And they are equally good.
So do try out this lovely snack and serve them to your family and friends. Kids would love them too with some sauce or ketchup.
As the Holy month of Ramadan is approaching, I am sure the ladies of the house would be charting out the recipes to prepare for Ifthar. Chicken cutlets are an easy snack that could be prepared without much hustle. So book mark this recipe and try it out.