Breakfast Special: 10 Cutlets To Pair With Your Morning Tea
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When it comes to a simple morning breakfast, few things can rival the comforting combination of a warm cup of tea and a plate of crispy but melt-in-the-mouth cutlets. These yummy cutlets are not only super easy to make but also add a touch of sophistication to your morning rituals. After all, who does not like to wake up to a delicious treat of freshly made cutlets with a warm cup of masala chai?

If you love a good, classy breakfast tray, we have a selection of cutlets that are the perfect companions to your morning tea, taking your everyday breakfast experience to a whole new level. Choose cutlets that are made with healthy ingredients and pair them with a type of tea that has complementary flavours.

Potato and Pea Cutlet

A timeless classic, the potato and pea cutlets bring together the creamy texture of mashed potatoes with the burst of freshness from green peas. The spices are delicately balanced to make this super regular yet special snack, which complements your cup of tea perfectly. The golden-brown exterior adds a satisfying crunch, making these cutlets the correct choice for your morning shenanigans. The carb-rich potato cutlet is great for those who are looking to gain healthy weight.

Paneer Tikki

Recipe - Cooking With Chef Ashok

For those who crave a protein-rich start, paneer tikki is an excellent option. The crumbled paneer mixed with spices like jeera, dhaniya, pepper, and amchur creates a medley that pairs exceptionally well with tea. The soft interior contrasts beautifully with the crispy outer layer, delivering a textural delight that enhances your tea-sipping experience. So, all you gym enthusiasts, gorge on this protein-filled cutlet with tea and start your morning on a healthy note.

Spinach and Cheese Cutlet

If you’re aiming for a healthier option without compromising on taste, spinach and cheese cutlets are the answer. These cutlets combine the goodness of nutrient-rich spinach with the creamy indulgence of cheese. The spinach adds nutrients and fibre, while the cheese adds creaminess and richness. The cutlets can be paired with either black tea or regular chai. Creamier and richer than the other options on the list, spinach and cheese cutlets can also pair well with your black tea, along with regular chai. Spinach and cheese cutlets are an amazing option for those on a keto diet due to the very low carb content in the dish.

Corn and Capsicum Cutlet

For those who appreciate a touch of sweetness in their savoury treats, corn and capsicum patties offer a great option. The natural sweetness of corn is balanced by the slightly tangy notes of capsicum. A batch of mashed potatoes, rice flour, and spices like red chilli powder, pepper, cumin, and garam masala, mixed with capsicum and corn, makes for great cutlets. They go beautifully with the warmth of morning tea. This fibre-rich cutlet is great for people with digestive issues.

Mushroom Tikki

Mushroom lovers rejoice, for these cutlets are a celebration of your favourite vegetable. The umami-rich mushrooms are sautéed with salt and mild spices such as pepper, salt, and garlic, creating a filling that’s hearty but indulgent at the same time. It is a great option for vegetarian or vegan people. Paired with a cup of tea, the mushroom cutlets offer a rich, satisfying, and healthy start to your day. Mushrooms are naturally low in calories, so this can be a great guilt-free indulgence for those counting their calories.

Mixed Vegetable Cutlet

Recipe - Ravinder's HomeCooking

Diversity meets flavour in the form of mixed vegetable cutlets. A tasteful mix of carrots, beans, beetroot, and peas come together to form this cutlet that immediately reminds us of the breakfast served during train journeys. These cutlets are a celebration of how wonderful nature is to us, blessing us with such diverse vegetables. A mixed vegetable cutlet is full of fibre, vitamins, and minerals due to the many veggies that are added to the dish. Enjoy these tikkis with a cup of cutting chai and have the best day ahead!

Chicken Seekh Kebab Cutlet

For those who prefer a good, filling non-vegetarian option, chicken seekh kebab cutlets are an excellent choice. The succulent minced chicken, marinated in spices like garam masala, meat masala, curd, and red chilli powder, is shaped into cutlets and grilled to perfection. The smoky flavours of the cutlet pair exquisitely well with a cup of freshly brewed tea, giving you both protein and satisfaction early in the morning.

Parsee Mutton Cutlet

This cutlet is made with minced mutton, potatoes, onions, spices, and herbs. It is a high-protein and high-iron food, which can give you the energy you need to start your day. You can pair it with a hot cup of tea and put it inside buns to enjoy a delicious cutlet pao.

Egg Cutlet

This cutlet is made with eggs, breadcrumbs, spices, and herbs. It is a good source of protein and healthy fats, which can help you feel full and satisfied until lunchtime. The non-vegetarian is super soft from inside and has a crunchy outer layer, giving it the perfect contrast of textures.

Oat Cutlet

This cutlet is made with oats, vegetables, spices, and herbs. It is a good source of fibre and complex carbohydrates, which can help you feel energised and focused throughout the morning. These cutlets should be your go-to for a light but satiating breakfast dish that does not make you feel lethargic early in the morning. Of course, you always have a cup of chai to wake you up!