Sunday, April 27, 2008

Chenai/Suran-Channa cutlet


Suran/Chenai - 1 bag of frozen suran(approx: 1/2 lb)
Garbanzo beans - 1 can
Rice powder - 2tbsp
Onion - 1lb
Ginger - 1tsp (finely chopped)
Green chillies - 3tsp (chopped)
Turmeric powder -1/4tsp
Curry leaves - a few ( finely chopped
Salt - as needed
Oil- for frying


Cook frozen suran in microwave for about 5-6 minutes.Boil garbanzo beans for 5 minutes in microwave.Drain the water.Take out 2 tbsp of garbanzo beans aside.Mash both suran and beans well.Add rest of the ingredients except oil.Mix everything well including kept aside 2tbsp of garbanzo and make it into small cutlets.Deep fry them till golden brown and serve hot with ketchup/chutney.


Uma said...

mmm. the cutlets look delicious. So crunchy.

Divya Vikram said...

looks yummy!

sridevi said...

they look delicious must try as they look very tempting thank u for a wonderful recipe

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a nice cutlet.... Looks YUMMY!..... Nice snack for tea.... Waiting to try this once...

zlamushka said...

This looks so crispy and great. What is suran? What can I substitute it with if I do not have one? really mouthwatering, I must tell you, and well spiced.

USHA said...

Hi Maheswari,

Wow!!!!so tempting sura cutlet....really you are non-veg queen pa.....I appreciate your energy too...

Kalai said...

Looks simply beautiful, Maheshwari! Perfectly crispy! :)

meeso said...

These look tasty :)

Sandeepa said...

Looks yummy, where do you get the time with two tiny ones !!!

Maheswari said...

Thank you all,

zlamushka , suran is yam.I guess you will be able to try any root veg of that kind.Try with some other veg and let me know how it turned out..

Usha, this is not sura meen, it is made with chenai (in tamil)...:)
Energy..hmmm....i try my level best to keep it all together.As ram loves any kind of fried food, i make something or other often.

Sandeepa, yeap it is hard..but i am not posting as often now.Cooking it going on as usual, but i find difficult to write up the recipe..:))

Asha said...

Got an award for you at FH, girl!:)

Ooh, this snack looks yummy. Don't get fresh Suran here but canned one which I don't like at all.

Happy Mother's day, enjoy.

Bhupendra said...

Nice blog!! congratulations on that. Can you let me know what is garbanzo beans? And i was wondering don't we need any flour to be used some sort of binding agent. The way we do in bhajia's ..

Maheswari said...

Hi Bhupendra,

Garbanzo beans is white channa.Usually you don't need any flour to bind everything if we drain all the liquid out of channa.And mashed channa and suran will help the binding.In case of batter being little liquidy(?), add little bit of rice flour, which inturen helps making it crispy.Hope this clears you doubt...:)

Bhupendra said...

Thanks Maheshwari :)