Tuna Cutlets

Canned Tuna is a staple in my home. There are always a few tins stacked up in the pantry that come handy to me at times when I am in the mood of a quick fix.

Serve these cutlets as snacks with tomato ketchup, or as a side dish with Rice or Parathas.

Tuna Cutlets
Makes: 26 cutlets

Ingredients:

Canola Oil – 2 tbsp
Yellow Onions – 2, large size, finely chopped
Green chillies – 10-12, finely chopped
Tuna Flakes – 2 tins
Salt – 2 tsp
Red Chilli powder – 2 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Potatoes – 3, boiled, peeled, and mashed
Egg Whites – 3, whipped
Bread Crumbs – 2 cups
Canola Oil – as needed for shallow frying the patties

Tuna Cutlets/Patties

Method:

  • In a non stick heavy bottom pan on medium heat stir fry the onions and green chillies in oil till the raw flavour of onions is lost and they are translucent.
  • Add the drained tuna flakes to the pan. Mix and let it cook for almost 20 minutes till the tuna is light brown in colour. Keep strring it occasionally ensuring it doesnt get burned.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, black pepper and garam masala.
  • Add the mashed potatoes to it mix well.
  • Keep stirring it continuously and let it cook for 7 minutes more.
  • Once ready, keep aside and let it cool.
  • Make small patties of the cooled mixture.
  • Pour the whipped egg white in a cup and bread crumbs in an another cup.
  • Dip the patties once in the egg white, then in the bread crumbs and store them in a plastic box if you want to store some, and arrange remaining on a tray to fry them.
  • Pour oil in a pan shallow fry them till brown on both sides.
  • Serve them hot.

Luv,
Mona

Grilled Sweet Chilli Chicken

The secret to a juicy chicken is to marinate and let it brine well. Enjoy this sweet and spicy grilled chicken along with mango salsa or a cold pasta salad on a lazy weekend afternoon.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken drumsticks/Chicken wings – 8 pieces
  • Butter – 6 tbsp
  • Soy sauce – 3 tbsp
  • Honey – 2 tbsp
  • Maggi Chilli Sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste – 3 tsp
  • Crushed chili flakes – 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper – 1/2 tsp
  • BBQ Sauce- for basting

Method:

  • If you are planning to grill your chicken indoors in your oven, take a roasting pan with higher walls and line it on the base with aluminium foil folded twice. And if you have an outdoor gas or charcoal grill its all the more better.
  • Make small slit marks on the chicken drumsticks or chicken wings, whatever you plan to prepare for the day.
  • Mix all the ingredients well and coat the chicken the chicken with it. Let it refrigerate for 3 hours preferably. Let the chicken come back to room temperature again just before when you begin to grill it.
  • Pour all the contents of the marinate with the chicken in the roasting pan if using an indoor grill oven, or place the individual marinated chicken on the charcoal or gas grill and begin grilling it. Remember to keep the grill temperature on low heat so that the chicken cooks properly.
  • Let it grill for an hour time, until it is thoroughly cooked. Keep turning and basting the drumsticks with any of your favourite BBQ sauce.
  • Griil it until it is perfectly cooked, and make sure you do not burn it. You can test if it is nicely cooked by piercing it with a fork at the thickest portion of the drumstick. Once done, Serve it hot.

Luv,
Mona