Sunday, January 16, 2011

Vegetable Cutlet


What is the best way to treat yourself when you are on a vegetarian drive...and the answer is a crunchy veggie cutlet that is shallow fried just enough to make a crispy layer...


In my experience cooking the vegetables without adding water yields the best result...They can be either steamed or can be cooked in microwave....
Any moisture developed during the process should be squeezed out using paper towels. This will help to hold cutlets together when they are shaped.  

I took the easy way and cooked the potatoes, peas and carrots separately in the microwave... then all I had to do was add it to the cooked masala, make small oval shaped patties..I got around 15 of them...



Dip those first into the maida binder and then coat them with bread crumbs....Shallow fry it on a hot oil until the surface is lightly browned and becomes crispy on both sides.....Now as soon as it cools down pop each of them in to your mouth and enjoy....:D

Recipe:
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1. Potato                 -  2 big (I used russet potatoes)
2. Carrots                -  1/2 cup
3. Green peas          -  1/2 cup

4. Ginger and Garlic   -  2 tbsp chopped and crushed
5. Onion                  -  1 big diced.
6. Green chili            -  2 chopped finely

7. Chilli powder         -  2 tsp
8. Coriander powder  -  1 tsp 
9. Turmeric powder   -  1/2 tsp
10. Masala powder    - 1 tsp (any masala like curry powder or garam masala)

11. Oil
12. Salt
13. Mustard seeds     - 1/2 tsp
14. Cumin seeds       - 1 pinch

15. All purpose flour    - 2 tbsp
16. Bread Crumbs       - 1/2 cup. 

Cook potatoes, peas, carrots separately in a microwave 
or 
Steam carrots and peas together until they are cooked. 
When they are cooled squeeze everything in a paper towel to remove all the excess moisture. 
Boil potatoes with skin and Once they are cooled peel the skin and mash it slightly. 

In a sauce pan add some oil, splutter mustard seeds. 
When they are popped add cumin seeds and wait for few seconds
Add ginger and garlic and saute just until they get lightly brown.
Add in the diced onions and green chili and saute until they are wilted.
Add turmeric, coriander powder and chili powder and saute till the raw smell goes and oil starts to appear.

Add little salt and add the cooked carrots and peas and mix everything together.
Check for salt and switch off the heat.
Add the mashed potatoes and bind everything together.

Once cooled, take small portions of it and shape them into desired form. I made 15 flat oval shaped patties.

In another bowl add some 3 tbsp of water and All purpose flour (or maida) to  make a batter. It shouldn't be too watery.

Heat some oil in a pan, add a drop of the batter to check if the oil is ready...The batter will sizzle and float instantly.

Now dip a patty in the batter and then roll in bread crumbs and slowly drop them into the hot oil. Continue the process.
Shallow fry them on each side until they are golden brown. 

Transfer them to a blotting paper. They will get slightly more darker.

I used a small frying pan that could fry maximum of 3 cutlets at a time. This way I used very little oil (around 1cm level in the saucepan) and half way through I added little more oil. 

These are best eaten soon after they are made. After a while it will loose its crunchiness.

41 comments:

  1. wow....
    cutlet looks perfect and crispy...
    Love ur clicks :)

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  2. looks crispy and yummy lovely click

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  3. The cutlets look soooo....good!!! A perfect evening snack...:)

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  4. Wowow such a tempting and great looking cutlets..

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  5. Delicious! wish could have taken out the platter from the screen..very neatly done!


    US Masala

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  6. I love cutlets, veggie ones reminds me of the afternoon in the Indian coffee shops, yours look so yumm.

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  7. delicious cutlets yummy snack for tea time

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  8. Adipoli veggie cutlet. Love it.

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  9. Absoultely love love the clicks... and loved the crispy cutlet... perfect for winters i must say :)

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  10. Looks crispy and yumm..
    Reminds me of the Indian Coffee house cutlets
    As always great clicks..

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  11. They look just perfect...very nice ..:)

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  12. They look fingerlicking! Had some chickpea patties the other day, but your veggie patties look so much better!

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  13. Looks really perfect! Love ur space and ur photography! Love the large pics with high details!

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  14. Absolutely adore the first photo, that one almost made me grab one from the screen. I love cutlets,a well made cutlet will always make me cry !

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  15. Awesome...I cannot think of another word to describe this yummy cute lil crunchy beauties...

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  16. Crispy and yummy cutlet..lovely pictures.

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  17. This looks stunning Ann, what can be anything better than warm crispy one for winter :)and gorgeous picture girl!

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  18. Beautiful pictures and lovely post. Love those cutlets and you know what its tea time for me...I wish I had couple of those with me now :)

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  19. They look so scrummy and I can gobble them by the plate with a hot cuppa masala chai....mmm.mmm

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  20. These vegetable cutlets looks yummy and I know I am going to love it!

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  21. Wow, so appealing...makes me very hungry...beautiful clicks.

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  22. awsam very nice dish,....

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  23. was browsing through and must say i love the pictures... and of course the food..

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  24. Wow! how tempting and crisp these cute little culets look. Like the clicks.

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  25. Yummy looking cutlets, light and warm snack perfect for this winter.

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  26. slurrp... wanna eat it right away. Acc. to me its the most delectable snack ever.
    The clicks have made it all the more tempting :)

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  27. Yummm yummm yummmmmmy :) love it totally. The first pic is damn tempting :)

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  28. Same pinch..I make this all the time...
    I eat 2 for breakfast for some time...Mm...beautiful clicks sweetie...
    Lovin it...

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  29. I want some...perfect they look :-)Clicks are awesome as ever

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  30. These look delicious! Thanks for the tip about using veggies not cooked in water!

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  31. What perfect little treats! I bet it's hard to just have one! =)

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  32. Loving your blog...really gorgeous photographs.

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  33. yummm!!! this looks amaaaazing! would love to have it with a side of wasabi mayo dip!

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  34. superb....the pics are too tempting......ill try it and post the feedback :-)

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  35. One Can add boiled soy granules to this recipe, the cutlets wud turn out amazing

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