Tofu and Broken wheat Cutlet - Tofu Dalia Cutlet

In my recent post ( Steel cut Oats, Quinoa and Bulgur wheat porridge ) I've mentioned how snobby I do get when it comes to breakfast time..snobby very snobby ! even I don't leave alone poor daughter who stays 70 miles away from home to study, first morning text comes from her, reply goes from me with tons of advice on what she should eat for breakfast that morning !!!! Lol, she  may add  these habits in typical Asian parent badly behave list..

Old habits die hard,this advice bureau never shuts and, family is very well aware of that, maybe that's the reason Son has taken my advice on board since he was very tiny. He is a big foodie, he loves to eat everything. As much as he likes his fruits and vegetables, he loves to gobble up some treats too.

" Breakfast like a king, Lunch like a prince , Dine like a pauper " son has taken this ancient proverb very seriously, literally he loves to have his breakfast like a king. It takes almost 30-35 minutes for his breakfast, either it's a Indian breakfast or continental, doesn't matter to him, it has to be cooked and hot, on top of that he loves his fruits or healthy snack bars. Cereals out of packets or glass of orange juice, never impresses him in the morning. Even if he takes his breakfast early morning, it has to be fairly substantial one which sets him up for the day to cope with the hectic and busy day.

Past 17-18 years, I've been preparing various kind of breakfasts for him, one particular item he loves to eat at breakfast is a burger,patty or cutlets with chutney. 
Tofu and Broken Wheat burger, not only him but it can be relished by the whole family. These protein packed burgers are filling, well balanced high fiber meal, they can be eaten anytime of the day.  I used to prepare them with Paneer, but since we all got hooked on it, quickly I replaced full fat paneer with tofu which is far more healthier than paneer. 

These burgers are made with very little oil and can be put to freeze too.  Tofu is an excellent food from a health perspective, good source of protein, iron, calcium and other essential minerals, while Broken wheat provides good amount of fibre. 

 You will need :-

  • 250 g broken wheat ( smaller size )
  • 300 g tofu ( completely drained and pat dried )
  • 50 g roasted peanut powder
  • 25 g roasted sesame powder
  • 2-3 wholemeal toasted bread slices powdered 
  • 1 tbsp. garam masala
  • 1 tbsp. red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp. crushed green chillies and ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. lemon or lime juice
  • 3-4 tbsp. fresh finely chopped coriander 
  • 3-4 tbsp. coarse semolina
  • 1 tsp. red chilli flakes ( optional )
  • 3-4 tbsp. for shallow frying

Method :-
Clean and soak broken wheat for at least half an hour.
Boil soaked broken wheat in a pressure cooker and leave it to cool completely. ( wheat should be cooked but needs to be quite dry too )
In a big bowl place all the ingredients except semolina, chilli flakes and oil.
Combine everything well and make a dough.
Refrigerate dough mixture for about an hour.
Form the mixture in to 8-10 round patties.
Coat them in semolina and red chilli flakes.
Brush them with little oil.
Heat griddle or nonstick tawa and shallow fry them until both sides turns light brown and heated through.
These cutlets can be deep fried too.
Serve hot with green chutney 

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