Vegetable Cutlets


Vegetable Cutlets need no introduction at all.If you were like me back in college days ,eating out often at chaat centres or roadside gaadis, you surely wouldn't have missed these tasty treats. A popular snack on restaurant menus too.


There are many versions to this recipe; this is a simple basic one with no fuss. It comes together quickly and you will be craving for some once you are done reading this post!



You will need:


1 Cup boiled, mashed potatoes

1 Cup Vegetable mix – boiled carrots, peas, green beans (all finely chopped)

1 tsp green chilli paste

1 tbsp Corriander powder

¼ cup chopped fresh coriander

1 tbsp Oil

Salt to taste


Bread crumbs

2 tbsp All purpose flour

Water

Oil for deep-frying


Squeeze out as much water as possible from the boiled veggies.


Heat oil in a pan. Add the green chilli paste and coriander powder. Fry for a few seconds and then add the vegetable mixture. Mix well and then coarsely mash with the help of a potato masher. Season with salt. Cook mixture for 3 more minutes and then remove from heat. Let cool, then stir in the mashed potato and fresh corriander, combine well. Check for seasoning and add more salt if needed. The mixture should be stiff and should hold when rolled into a ball or shaped into a patty. If the mixture is falling apart, add bread crumbs as required to help bind it.



Shape into tear shaped patties or even round ones which are about 1/2 inch thick. Make a paste from the all purpose flour with about tbsp of water. It should be a thick paste.


Set oil to heat in a deep pan. Quickly dip each patty in the flour paste and roll in bread crumbs. Set aside for at least 5 minutes before deep frying. This helps the crumbs stick well and not fall apart in the oil. Dip and coat remaining patties. Deep fry in hot oil till the outside is golden brown.


Drain patties on paper towels to remove excess oil. Serve hot with ketchup and/or Mint chutney.

I made a lot of these over last weekend, and saved some of the mixture to use over the week. You really can never get enough of these cutlets, they are finger licking good! :)


19 comments:

  1. Aaah, reminds me of monsoon in India and grandma's house!

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  2. Cutlet Looks Lovely and Perfect Namratha!

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  3. my sis used to make these.. yummm

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  4. what a coincidence...Even i have posted a Tikki in my blog today..
    Ur Tikki's looks perfect....

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  5. Would love to have it with some sweet chutney

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  6. I love these and wish i had them; reminds me of Indian Coffee shops back at home were they serve this.

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  7. Cutlet looks mouth-drooling, yummmm!!!

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  8. Looks perfect and lovely! Makes a gr8 evening snack!

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  9. Something for u at my blog - http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/2009/03/pulav-tadka.html

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  10. Beautiful presentation and crisp cutlet!

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  11. yumm!! will try this over the weekend..

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  12. Hmm.. yummy, its looking so crispy...

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  13. I love cutlets esp. the deep fried version with the crisp coating.. yours is absolutely scrumptious looking.

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  14. I love cutlets esp. the deep fried version with the crisp coating.. yours is absolutely scrumptious looking.

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  15. these cutlets look so professionally made...yummers...and kudos on the cake!!..u are quite a pro madam

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  16. I love these. I always want a snack and keep forgetting that I can make these vegetable cutlets.

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  17. Railway cutlets!
    I remember how we used to get these for brekkie in the NR trains:)
    Yours look so crisp and fresh unlike the soggy ones that for some strange reason used to get us all excited!

    I have landed here after ages,and though you've heard it before, I have to say how eye poppingly lovely your bag err.. cake is:)
    Amazing detailing!

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  18. It look yummm.........I love cutlets.I wana try this over the weekend.....!!!


    Prema

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