Cheesy Russian Cutlet is an easy yet delicious recipe made with boneless chicken, mashed potatoes, and veggies. Delightful and light on the stomach. Due to its non-spicy taste is a kid’s favourite and elders—a perfect starter for Ramadan iftar meals.
The Russian word kotleta refers to pan-fried croquettes of minced meat and mashed potatoes. That is exactly what this recipe delivers. I tried these Cheesy Russian Cutlets in Dubai at one of my friend’s houses. It was awesome.
It is my family’s favourite, especially for Ramadan. Indeed a belly-filling recipe! The combination of Arabic Chicken Harees with these Russian cutlets is simply incredible. Sure to try.
It is a must-try recipe. Especially for those who are chicken lovers! It is sure to make it to your favourite dishes list.
Ingredients For Russian Cutlet
The ingredient list for this recipe is a little longer. However, it is still readily available anytime. Hence, we need not worry.
- Chicken – Well, obviously, chicken is the main ingredient in this recipe. The pieces have to be boneless to make the cutlets. Or else it will be harder to bind them.
- Potatoes – It is highly responsible for binding the cutlets in shape. Also, it will add to the nutrition and taste of the cutlet. Therefore, it is the second main ingredient of this recipe.
- Vegetables – Carrots and coriander are being used here. If you want, you can add more vegetables like peas and cabbage. If you add any vegetable with more water content, remove the access water out before adding. Coriander is also to make it more flavoursome.
- Sauces – Vinegar will add tanginess to the cutlets. And soya sauce will provide colour along with flavours to the cutlets. Do not add the vinegar too much, or else the cutlets will lose moisture. We are also adding green chilli sauce for the spice. You can substitute it with the red one as well.
- Salt & Black Pepper – Your recipe is not complete without these ingredients. Period!
- Ginger – Garlic Paste – For more flavouring and taste in the recipe. This ingredient increases the taste so much more. You can blend ginger and garlic or mince them, then use them in the recipe.
- Egg – This will add a layer to the cutlets and retain moisture. It also enhances the taste in the cutlet. We have whisked it with a little bit of milk for glaze. Milk is skippable, though.
- Cheese – This is entirely our addition here. Unlike the original recipe, we are adding cheese to make it more fun. Unless you are lactose intolerant or on a diet, there is no reason to avoid adding cheese to it.
- Oil – It is simply to fry the cutlets. Since we are shallow-frying, the cutlets won’t need it much. Any oil will do for the frying.
Preparing Cheesy Russian Cutlet
It is a comparatively more straightforward recipe. The only time-consuming part is the boiling. Otherwise, the recipe doesn’t take much time.
First of all, we need to boil both our main ingredients. But we need to boil the potatoes, mash them and keep them aside. Next, we will boil the chicken with ginger-garlic paste, soya sauce, vinegar, green chilli sauce, and salt. This way, all the flavours will be absorbed by the chicken nicely.
While the chicken is getting boiled, we will be sauteing the chopped capsicum and carrots in oil (or a little bit of butter if you like). After that, we will be adding them to the mashed potatoes along with the shredded chicken. Also, add black pepper and salt.
Now add chopped coriander to it and also cut the cheese into the mixture. Or shred the cheese cubes if you prefer that.
Make small round and flattened shapes of the mixture. Or any other shape you desire. If you are making them into crochets, you might need a bit more oil to fry them.
Heat the oil in a pan while shaping the mixture. Whisk an egg with a teaspoon of milk. Dip the cutlets in it and fry them until it turns golden brown. Roll them after in crushed vermicelli or breadcrumbs if you want to add some crispiness.
Cheesy Russian Cutlets are ready to serve. Enjoy it with ketchup, chutney, or any dip you prefer.