Potato And Barnyard Millet Cutlets 

Pan fried cutlet with potato and barnyard millet. 

Today is fourth day of Navaratri. Goddess Durga took nine forms to kill Mahishasura, the demon. Each form has its own significance.

Devi Kushmanda, the fourth Avatar of Goddess Durga, is worhipped on the fourth Avatar day of Navratri.

According to popular belief, Devi Kushmanda is reflected in every living and non-living entity of this universe. She is the source of energy, which gives her devotees the ability to make decisions intellectually.She is there to show the right way in life and to overcome all sorrows and pain and fill life with happiness and joy.

Many devotees observing fast these days. Sharing a yummy recipe for fasting people. I have made it for my friend who is on 9 days fast. Pan fried cutlets. Feasting people like us can  enjoy it too  😀

I have made it with potato, Shama ka chawal or Barnyard millet. Its also known as Swang ke chawal or Mordhan. Its looks like small rice but actually its not rice. It is from millet family. A gluten free grain, can be consumed on fasting. 

Recipe 


Potatoes – 8 boiled 

Barnyard millet or Swang ke chawal – 1 cup

Tapioca sago or Sabudana – 1/2 cup 

Roasted peanuts – 1/4 cup 

Rock salt to taste 

Ginger – 1 inch piece grated
Green chilli – 2-3 finely chopped 

Coriander leaves – handful chopped 

Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon 

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Roasted spices powder – 1-2 teaspoon 

Dry mango powder or amchur – 2 teaspoon 

Method 


Peel and mash the boiled potatoes. Soak the tapioca sago. 

Wash the Shama ke chawal or barnyard millet and cook in a pressure cooker with 2 cup of water for 3 whistle. Let it cool. 

In a large bowl mix mashed potatoes, boiled barnyard millet, soaked and drained  tapioca sago, roasted peanuts, salt, chopped coriander leaves, green chilli and all the spices. You can use 1 teaspoon red chilli powder too if you like. 

For roasted spices dry roast 2 tablespoon cumin seeds, 2 tablespoon coriander seeds and 6-7 dry red chilli. After roasting let it cool and grind. Add 1 teaspoon mix everything well taste and add more if require. Its depends on your spice tolerance. 

Mix well. Make round patties with the mixture. I have made big size 12 patties but you can make it small too. 

Shallow fry the parties in little ghee/clarified butter or or oil. Fry both the sides. Serve with coriander peanut chutney. 

For chutney 


Chopped coriander leaves – 1 cup tightly packed 

Roasted and peeled peanut – 1/2 cup 

Green chilli – 2-3

Lemon – 2

Tomatoes – 2 large 

Ginger – 1/2 inch piece 

Rock salt or srndha namak to taste 
Method 


Grind the roasted and peeled peanuts. With this peanut powder add chopped coriander leaves, chopped ginger, chopped tomatoes and green chilli. Make a smooth paste. You can add more green chilli if you like it hot. 
Add rock salt, juice of 2 lemons, cumin powder and mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning. 

You can keep this chutney in refrigerator for 3-4 days. 

Enjoy your fasting food with this hot tangy chutney. 

Happy Navaratri. Happy Fasting or Feasting 🙂

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