Drumstick Blossoms Cutlet

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Drumstick Blossoms Cutlet

How long it takes: 1 hour

Number of servings: 25

Drumstick is generally well-loved by all because of its excellent aroma and the flavour we get even with the addition of a minimum quantity to a dish. Infact, its blossoms have a unique aroma and carry the same flavour. We prepare a dry dish called Bhuthi like that of the cabbage bhuthi which i have put up on this blog. There is a difference in the method of preparation , though the masala could be the same. Cutlets are a popular snack in South India and I have previously put up vegetable cutlet. I would like to put up the drumstick blossoms cutlet today which really should be enjoyed when served hot with either a simple chutney or tomato ketchup.

Drumstick Tree in my garden

What you need to have:

1. Drumstick Blossoms (fresh) – 2 cups

2. Cooked Potatoes – 2 (Medium)

3. Chopped onions – 1 cup

Ingredients of cutlet

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Cumin seeds – 1 Teaspoon

2. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon

3. Chilli powder – 1 Teaspoon (less spicy)

4. Garam-masala powder – 1 Teaspoon

5. Dhania-jeera powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

6. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 Teaspoon

7. Green chilly – 2 (chopped)

8. Chopped cilantro – A handful

9. Salt – To taste

10. Lemon juice – 1/2 Teaspoon

11. Cooking oil -4 Tablespoon (in all)

12. Toast powder – 2-3 Tablespoon

Ingredients of Seasoning & Garnishing

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, peel and chop onions, green chilly, cilantro, ginger-garlic fine and keep it aside in the image-1 and 2. Wash, clean the blossoms and keep it aside.

2. Place a cooker with a little water in it and cook peeled potato in it till smooth as usual. Grate it and keep it aside.

3. Place a skillet with 2-3 Teaspoons of cooking oil on medium flame. When hot, add cumin seeds to it. On spluttering, add chopped green chilly and ginger-garlic paste to it and let it fry till you get a pleasant aroma.

Cumin, ginger-garlic being fried in the seasoning

4. Add chopped onions from step-1 to it and also required quantity of salt to it and fry till it is transparent.

Chopped onions being fried

5. When done add Drumstick Blossoms to it and let it cook for a while till done closing it with a lid.

Blossoms being cooked in the seasoning

6. Now add all the powders one after the other in a row and stir in well.

Powders being added to the cooked veggie

7. Finally, add grated potato from step-2 to it and mix well with a spatula. Add lemon juice and also chopped cilantro to it .

Cooked potato being added

8. Make round balls and flatten it to required size. Just dust it in toast powder as shown in the image below.

Cutlets being dusted in toast powder

9. Place a dosa skillet on medium flame and splash a little oil on it. When hot, place cutlets on it in a row and add cooking oil to it and close it with a lid.

Dusted cutlets ready to be shallow fried

10. When fried reverse them splash a little oil and fry them again till crispy.

Cutlets fried on the reverse

11. Ready to serve Drumstick Blossom cutlets is as shown in the image below. Enjoy with any chutney or tomato ketchup. It will be Yummmmmmmm !!!

Drumstick blossoms cutlet with tomato ketchup

How long it takes: 1 hour

Number of servings: 25

Good to remember:

1. Always use fresh blossoms. The buds probably give even better taste and flavour.

2. Cooked potato is used as a base for binding.

3. The cutlet dough can be pushed in the refrigerator and shallow fried whenever needed.

4. A pinch of sugar can be added if needed.


2 thoughts on “Drumstick Blossoms Cutlet

    Suman Singh said:
    March 5, 2011 at 9:14 am

    This recipe sounds very unique and new to me..never tried drumstick blossoms before..sounds interesting and those cutlet surely looks delicious and yummy!

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 6, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      Hi Suman singh,

      Thanx for ur comments.

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