Friday, February 15, 2013

Vegetable Cutlet

Vegetable cutlets are easy to prepare and I'm sure this is the best way to  make kids eat veggies.This cutlets can be fried or baked.This cutlets can be served with chutneys or ketchups.These are great as an appetizer, afternoon snack with tea or as a side dish with lunch also.I got this recipe from my mother in law and it's for you...
  1. potato -3 medium sized
  2. mixed vegetables -1cup(I used carrots,peas and beans)
  3. onion-1 finely chopped
  4. ginger- 1tsp minced
  5. garlic pods-2
  6. green chilly- 3-5 chopped finely
  7. red chilly powder -1/2 tsp
  8. turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
  9. garam masala powder- 1/2tsp
  10. coriander leaves,chopped -2tbsp
  11. curry leaves -1 sprig
  12. bread crumbs - 1/2cup
  13. maida/all purpose flour- 1tbsp
  14. water-as required to mix the maida
  15. egg white  -1  
  16. Lemon juice -1tbsp
  17. oil - as required for deep frying/shallow frying 
  • Boil the potatoes,peel the skin and mash it .Keep it aside.
  • Steam the vegetables in a steamer,till it becomes soft.  
  • Heat  2tsp oil in a pan.Then add minced ginger,green chillies and saute.
  • Then add onion,saute till it becomes translucent. 
  • Add turmeric powder,garam masala,red chilly powder and saute for a while. Then add cooked vegetables and mashed potato. Add salt, chopped curry leaves and coriander leaves into it.Mix it well.
  • There should be no water in this mixture.Add lemon juice  also.
  • Allow the mixture to cool for sometime and make equal sized balls and roll them into oval or round shape by pressing it with your fingers.
  • Mix maida with water and make a thin paste or beat the egg white with a fork in a separate bowl.Dip the shaped cutlets in either of this and roll them in bread crumbs.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Once oil becomes hot, drop the cutlets slowly into the oil.Fry it in a medium flame till it becomes golden brown.
  1. You can use frozen veggies instead of fresh vegetables.
  2. You can shallow fry it  also.
Serve hot with mint coconut chutney or with tomato ketchup and Enjoy the dish!!!

Happy Cooking!!!

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