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by dassana amit updated January 20, 2014

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Vegetable Cutlet is a snack item made with mix boiled vegetables. Its great to make veg cutlet during rains and serve them hot with tomato ketchup and green chutney.

Today it was raining heavily. I was not sure what to make for lunch. In my fridge, there were pea pods, carrots. Initially, I thought of making pea and carrot pulao with onion raita. But I changed my thoughts later. I decided to give my family a treat by make something spicy and hot and thus embarked upon the idea of making vegetable cutlets with carrots, peas, potatoes.

As I have mentioned in one of my posts, that I like too cook in the microwave oven. So thus I cut short my time of cooking the vegetables in the microwave instead of the pressure cooker. Once the vegetables are cooked, the rest of the steps are easy.

Method for the preparation of vegetable cutlets recipe:

1: Take the chopped potatoes, carrots and peas in a microwave cooker or microwave safe bowl. Add 1 cup water and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover and microwave on full power for 13-15 minutes till all the veggies are cooked.


2: Drain them now mash them with a spoon or spatula. You can also use a blender, but make sure that the you do not make a smooth fine paste of it. Make a coarse mixture of the veggies.

3: Take 2 slices of bread ( you can use either white or brown bread ). Soak them lightly in water. Now press them tightly and remove all the water. Add this to the mashed vegetables. Add the chopped onion, ginger-garlic-green chilly paste, salt, garam masala powder, red chilly powder. Mix everything well.

4: Make medium sized balls of the mixture and flatten each of them with the palm of your hands.


5: Generally, a paste of maida ( all purpose flour ) or beaten eggs is taken. The flattened balls are dipped in the maida paste or beaten eggs. Then they are rolled in breadcrumbs and later fried in oil. I did not have maida and my mother-in-law does not eat eggs. So I skipped this part completely. I also did not have breadcrumbs. So what do I do to make the cutlet crispy and crunchy. I never run out of any ideas. I decided to use semolina as an alternative to breadcrumbs.


5: I shaped the veg cutlets and rolled them in roasted semolina. Its alright if the semolina you have is not roasted. Shallow fry the cutlets in oil till crispy and golden brown on both sides.


6: Serve vegetable cutlets them hot plain with mint coriander chutney, sauce or you can also serve veg cutlets with warm bread.

Tips for vegetable cutlets method:

1: You can alter and use your own combination of spices in the cutlet. You can also add jeera powder, dhania powder as per your liking.
2: To make a coarse paste, you can just crush the garlic, ginger and green chilly with a pestle and mortar.
3: As I have mentioned earlier, you can use breadcrumbs to coat the veg cutlets.
4: Adding soaked bread to the mixture binds the cutlet and prevents them from breaking while frying.
5: You can also deep fry them instead of shallow frying.
6: If you have burger buns, you can easily make veg burgers. Just apply butter and slightly roast the buns. Apply mayonaisse on the bun. Place the cutlet in the center. Cover it with shredded or grated cheese or a cheese slice. Top it with shredded veggies like cabbage, carrots, and lettuce. Cover with the other half of the bun and serve with tomato or mustard sauce.

If you are looking for similar recipes then do check dahi aloo tikki, aloo tikki chole, aloo paneer tikki, jam bread rolls and bread pakora recipe.

Easy Vegetable Cutlet Recipe Below:

4.0 from 2 reviews

Vegetable Cutlet Recipe
 
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Recipe type: snacks
Ingredients
  • 3 medium sized aloo/potatoes chopped
  • 2 carrots/gajar chopped
  • 1 cup peas/matar
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon ginger-garlic-green chilly paste
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • ¼ tsp red chilly powder/lal mirch powder
  • 2 bread slices
  • ½ cup semolina/sooji
  • salt as required
  • oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Take the chopped potatoes, carrots and peas in a microwave cooker or microwave safe bowl. Add 1 cup water and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover and microwave on full power for 13-15 minutes till all the veggies are cooked.
  2. Drain them now mash them with a spoon or spatula. You can also use a blender, but make sure that the you do not make a smooth fine paste of it. Make a coarse mixture of the veggies.
  3. Take 2 slices of bread ( you can use either white or brown bread ). Soak them lightly in water. Now press them tightly and remove all the water. Add this to the mashed vegetables. Add the chopped onion, ginger-garlic-green chilly paste, salt, garam masala powder, red chilly powder. Mix everything well.
  4. Make medium sized balls of the mixture and flatten each of them with the palm of your hands.
  5. Generally, a paste of maida ( all purpose flour ) or beaten eggs is taken. The flattened balls are dipped in the maida paste or beaten eggs. Then they are rolled in breadcrumbs and later fried in oil. I did not have maida and my mother-in-law does not eat eggs. So I skipped this part completely. I also did not have breadcrumbs. So what do I do to make the cutlet crispy and crunchy. I never run out of any ideas. I decided to use semolina as an alternative to breadcrumbs.
  6. I shaped the veg cutlets and rolled them in roasted semolina. Its alright if the semolina you have is not roasted. Shallow fry the cutlets in oil till crispy and golden brown on both sides.
  7. Serve vegetable cutlets them hot plain with mint coriander chutney, sauce or you can also serve veg cutlets with warm bread.

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Reeta' March 27, 2014 1

Very nice and easy recipe would like to
Learn more recipes like this.

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dassana amit March 30, 2014 2

thanks reeta. keep visiting the blog to learn more recipes and then do try them.

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bhumika March 13, 2014 3

Hello Ma’am

Taste of cutlet was good but it was very soft & moist. Added potatoes & breads. I had used breadcrumb.

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dassana amit March 14, 2014 4

there will be some moistness, but it should not be too moist. the vegetables have to be drained very well and then chopped or mashed. there should be no water drops. the bread also has to be squeezed very well to remove the water.

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bhumika March 18, 2014 5

thank you for reply. I will try again with given solutions.

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dassana amit March 18, 2014 6

welcome bhumika

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sarita March 12, 2014 7

Nice recipe n easy. My question is what is the option for microwave i mean i don’t have microwave then how to boil the vegetables. If I boil them in ordinary cooker i have to use water and draining of the water after cooking veg. will loose the nutrient value of the same.

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dassana amit March 15, 2014 8

use a steamer or the cooker pan for steaming the vegetables in a pressure cooker. just add water to the cooker. place the vegetables in the steamer or pan and then pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles. steel steamers which can be used in the pressure cooker are easily available in shops.

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aditya kagra March 4, 2014 9

i like coooking

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Juhi February 22, 2014 10

Hello Dassana,

I tried your recipe today and it’s very yummy..I being a health freak added boiled broccoli, capsicum and blanched spinach in it. Only thing need to ask why my cutlets were breaking while frying.. I followed your recipe exactly the way it is. Thanks

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dassana amit February 22, 2014 11

did you add potatoes. potatoes along with breads help in binding and give structure. if you have added potatoes, then amount of bread must have become less in the cutlet. just adding one more bread could have solved the issue.

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Juhi February 28, 2014 12

Yes I added potatoes as well may be
add more bread next time. Thanks

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bhavika December 22, 2013 13

its very testy

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dassana amit December 22, 2013 14

thanks bhavika

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Kay June 26, 2013 15

hello Dassana… I tried this recipe following your suggestion to use bread crums and egg intead of maida and boy it was yumm!! it turned out so good… and just like you say it will also make great burger… way better than the ones we get at restaurants + healthy… again thanks a tonne.
You have put up a very informative website here and I intend to stick around here more often. Cheers..

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dassana June 26, 2013 16

thanks kay for writing this positive feedback. i am glad your recipe turned out very good. keep visiting the blog.

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madumathi August 26, 2012 17

Nice one..

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