Ramadan special surprise bread cutlet

Surprise bread cutlet

Here’s a special cutlet, quite different from the meat-eggs-potato-bread crumbs common variety. Made for very special occasions, this very Kozhikodan snack is also called surprise bread cutlet, for its very element of being sweet when bitten and spicy when eaten. It’s prepared for weddings and other festivities.

How about a try? Here goes the recipe for surprise bread cutlet!


1½ onions chopped

1 tsp ginger crushed

1 tsp garlic crushed

2 green chillies (or more, according to taste)

½ tsp chilli powder

½ tsp coriander powder

½ tsp turmeric powder

½ tsp garam masala

Curry leaves as required

1 tsp coriander leaves, chopped finely

1 tsp mint leaves, finely chopped

6 pieces of bread

½ cup maida

Water to knead maida

Salt as required

300 gm boneless chicken

¼ spoon turmeric powder

¼ tsp pepper powder

¼ tsp garam masala

Salt as required

Oil as required

Ghee as required

2 eggs

3-4 tsp sugar


Wash and clean the chicken

Cook it with turmeric, pepper and garam masala powders

When ready, drain out excess water and shred the chicken lightly

For the masala

Pour oil in a non-stick pan and saute ginger, green chilli and onion till onion turns light brown

Add chilli, turmeric, coriander and garam masala powders along with a bit of salt

Keep on sauteing till the raw smell leaves the pan

Now add the shredded chicken, curry leaver, coriander and pudina leaves

Mix well and cook

Add sufficient salt and take off the flame

Make a dough with the maida, salt and water, just as it€™s made for chappathis

Roll out three thin chappathis with the dough

Take six slices of bread and fill three slices with the masala

Cover the pieces with the three other slices

Now place the sandwich bread on the rolled out chappathi and fold it into neat squares

Heat oil in a pan and fry them till both the sides are done

Blend the eggs and sugar well

Dip the fried cutlets in the mix

Heat the ghee in a pan and lightly fry the cutlets one by one to make them crisp

When all the sides are done, take them off the pan and serve hot

Click here to read this recipe in Malayalam

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