Sunday, 9 December 2012


This is my mom-in-law's recipe. Very simple ingredients goes in the minced mutton. Everytime when we travel back to Kenya from India she would prepare this for us. Mostly as cutlets or she would would fill in the same stuffing in the puffs. She would pack it in a container and tell us to have it through the journey. It is so very delicious that we would finish it during the transit hours. Traditionally done with lot of oil in it, but I have prepared them like "chicken tikka". I wanted them to be dry to at least lessen my calorie intake. As christmas season is on I am certainly watching my diet. Whether I lose or not at least maintaining the current weight is really a big issue for me. Weight watchers would definitely agree with me.
You can enjoy this cutlets as a snack or have it in your burger and relish.

Mutton cutlets

Ingredients: (makes 20 cutlets)

Minced meat- 2 cups(300 gms)

Cooked potatoes and peas- 3 cups

Chopped mint leaves- 3/4 cup

Ginger- garlic paste- 1 tbspn

Onion- 1 medium sized (finely chopped)

Bread crumbs- 1/2 cup

Garam masala- 1 tbspn

Turmeric powder- 1 tbspn

Paprika/ chilly powder- 1 tspn (optional)

Cooking oil- 1tspn (to cook the minced  meat)

Olive oil/ vegetable cooking oil- 1 tbspn (just to brush)

Salt to taste

Chopped mint leaves
Potatoes and peas about to be boiled


1. Heat the oil in the pan, add the ginger- garlic paste followed by the onions and when the onions turn brown add the minced meat, all the spices and chopped mint leaves.

The mutton mint mix
 2. Remove the pan from fire and let the mix to cool down. Add the mashed potatoes, peas,  bread crumbs now and mix well to form a dough.

Ready to be cooked

3. Make uniform sized balls from the dough and later flatten it and cook on a thick frying pan by brushing the cutlets with olive oil.

Getting cooked

4. Cook under low fire with the pan closed with a lid. Serve with the sauces or dips of your choice.

You can enjoy the cutlets in the burger too.....

The next day I used the cutlets in the burgers which was very yummy.