Cutlet is famous Persian meat patty. You can make it with different meat such as ( beef – lamb- veal). Persian cutlet or meat patty has a simple recipe but it is incredibly tasty and delicious. It looks like burger BUT it’s combination of meat either with potatoes – chickpeas or yellow split peas.
It can be served either with Persian Naan bread ( Lavash) or with steamed rice. Both are equally yummy. Cutlet would be double tasty day after cooking ,because flavour develops . It might be served warm or cold at home or at picnic. I just love cutlet.
200 g ground beef
100 g split yellow peas, cooked and mashed
1 medium onion, peeled and grated
½ tsp of cumin
½ tsp turmeric
Bread crumbs or plain flour
Salt- pepper to taste
Grate onion and set aside. Mash cooked yellow split peas.
In a large bowl, add ground beef, grated onion, egg, and , spices . Combine together, add mashed yellow split peas and knead very well.
Take one spoonful of mixture in your hand palm and form round shape or flat shape. Scatter bread crumbs or flour in a plate or tray. After shaping cutlet, coat both side of cutlet with flour / bread crumbs.
In a frying pan on a medium heat, add oil let it to get hot. Place cutelet in the pan. Fry each side for about 6-7 minutes or until edges of meat is brown. Then, flip them over and let cook other side as well.
Serve it with rice, salad and pickle.