Panfried potato and meat cutlet/ croquette/ tikki

Neela rufus


The deep fried potato, and minced meat cutlet is a popular snack throughout the world. Almost every cuisine have their own version of it.
In this recipe, the cutlet is pan fried and i layered the minced meat and bell pepper with a bread slice and mashed potato.
We can recycle stale bread, leftover vegetables or meat into savory cutlets/ croquettes. Use mixed vegetables instead of meat for a fresh vegetarian tikki or make it a kid's menu by filling the bread with pizza toppings or mac and cheese.

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6-8 large
1 c
mashed potato
1/2 tsp
butter (optional)
1 large
capsicum/ bell pepper (finely chopped)
1 c
minced/ ground meat
1 tsp
garam masala/ curry powder
chopped green chilli (optional)
1 tsp
chilli powder
1/6 tsp
ground pepper
1/2 tsp
lemon juice
4 Tbsp

How to Make Panfried potato and meat cutlet/ croquette/ tikki


  • 1Combine the meat, garam masala/ curry powder, salt and chilli powder together. In a separate bowl, mix the mashed potato with ground pepper, salt and butter.
  • 2Heat 1/2 tbs of oil in a pan, add the capsicum, salt and green chilli and fry till it becomes soft, remove it from the pan and keep it aside.
  • 3Heat 1/2 tbs of oil in the same pan and stir fry and brown the meat, reduce the heat and add 2-3 tsp of water to it. Cover the pan and cook, till it's done and the meat mixture becomes dry.
  • 4Remove the crusts off the bread and uniformly flatten the bread slices with a rolling pin.. Place a slice of bread on a cutting board, spread 1/2 tbs of mashed potato evenly, in the middle of the bread slice.
  • 5Put a tsp of meat and another tsp of capsicum mixture over the potato.
  • 6Wet the edges of the bread slightly, fold the bread and press it together with the stem of a spoon, press and seal all the three
  • 7For a fancy look, use a fork and press the edges together. Slightly flatten the top of the bread by pressing it softly with a spoon or fork.
  • 8Heat oil in a flat pan/ electric skillet and fry the stuffed bread slices. Flip it and cook, till both sides becomes golden brown.
  • 9Remove from heat and transfer it to a serving plate and serve it warm, with tomato ketchup.
  • 10Feel free to comment. I love your feedback. Enjoy ur cooking! Have a blessed day :)

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