Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cutlets in Tomato Gravy - Turkey or Chicken Burgers

Cutlets in Tomato Gravy

The besan or chickpea flour in this recipe is used as a binding agent.  If that is not available, it can be replaced with 1/2 cup bread crumbs or 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.

Cutlets or Burgers

1 lb. ground chicken or turkey or roasted turkey breast
½ cup water
3 tsp. ginger and garlic paste
1 chopped onion
4 green chillies, chopped
2 Tbsp. chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. chilli powder
1 tsp. pepper
1 beaten egg
½ cup besan (chickpea flour)
Pam olive oil spray or 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Put ground chicken, onions, green chillies, salt and water in a pan over high heat. 
  3. After water evaporates, remove from heat & add rest of ingredients except oil. 
  4. Mix and set aside for 1-2 hours.
  5. Grease a cookie sheet with oil.
  6. Make 10 cutlets from the mixture, place on cookie sheet and bake at 400°F for 10 minutes on each side.  

Tomato Gravy

2 lb. ripe tomatoes, chopped or 6 oz. can Hunt’s tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 small onion, chopped
3 green chillies, chopped
1 tsp. chilli powder
small piece of ginger, chopped
1 tsp. flour
1 Tbsp. oil
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. vinegar
Salt to taste

  1. Put tomatoes, water, onion, ginger, green chillies and salt in a pan and place on high heat.
  2. When tomatoes are cooked, process in a blender.  
  3. Heat oil, add flour and chili powder and stir.
  4. Cool slightly, add tomato juice and bring to a boil.
  5. Add vinegar, sugar and salt to taste.
  6. Spoon sauce over cutlets and serve.
I started with 1 lb. leftover roasted turkey breast
Chopped into bite-sized pieces
Processed in the food processor
 with a variety of ingredients and formed into patties

Baked at 400F for 10 minutes on each side

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  1. Chumkie, another nice link for Food on Friday. Thank you.

    1. Thank you, Carole. I enjoy Food on Friday a lot!


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