Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vegetable cutlet (Serves 8-10)

Vegetable cutlet is a comfort food, a good one especially during winter times. It is quite easy to make. Here goes the recipe. This will make 20-25 cutlets.

For the filling

Potato (medium size) 4 nos
Peas and carrot (Frozen) ½ a pack
Fresh carrot (grated) 1
You can also use any other vegetables like beetroot and beans if you like.
Red Onion (finely sliced) 1 medium
Green chilly (finely sliced) 2 nos
Fennel seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Red chilly powder 1 TBSP
Coriander powder 1 TBSP
Turmeric powder a pinch
Garam Masala powder 1 ½ tsp
Mutton Masala powder 1 tsp
Coriander leaves a bunch
Dry Parsley flakes a pinch
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Lime juice 1 or 2 tsp
Salt as needed
Oil 2 tsp plus more for frying


Cut the potatoes into half (with skin) and cook in a pressure cooker with required water till it is cooked well. We waited for 2 whistles. Remove the skin when cooked and mash the potatoes with a spoon. Remember not to mash it too well. Small chunks of potatoes should be there in the mix.

Similarly, cook the peas and carrot well. You can pour little water in a bowl and do this in a microwave as it is easier that way. Keep the cooked vegetables ready.

Take a deep bottomed pan, pour oil. When oil starts to sizzle, drop in the fennel seeds followed by cumin seeds. Now sauté the finely sliced red onions. When the onions starts to wilt, add the ginger garlic paste and the green chillies. Let this cook well. Add all the masala powders and parsley flakes. Hold up on the garam masala. Let the masala powders cook well and wait till you get a whiff of masala smell. Stir in the cooked vegetables and mix everything well. Add the lime juice, required salt and the garam masala powder. After a few minutes, drop in the chopped cilantro leaves. Switch off the gas, the mix is ready.

For the covering

Seasoned bread crumbs 3 cups
Egg wash (white of the egg) 4 eggs (Separate the white of the egg and slightly beat it)

Making of the cutlets

Take bread crumbs in a flat plate and the egg wash in another plate. Scoop lemon sized ball of the mix in your hand and shape it into an oval shape using your hand. Drop the mix first into the egg wash and then into the bread crumbs. Make sure to cover the mix with bread crumbs on all sides. Similarly, prepare cutlets using the entire mix. Place the prepared cutlets in a plate and cover it using plastic wrap. Place the cutlets inside the fridge for at least 30 – 45 minutes. Once cooled, the cutlets become firm. This way the cutlets will not soak up too much oil. Now heat the required amount of oil in a kadai for frying and drop in the cold cutlets. Keep the heat at medium while you fry the cutlets. Deep fry until cutlets are golden brown. Now remove it and place it on tissue paper to soak up extra oil. Enjoy yummy cutlets.

We would recommend you to enjoy the cutlets when they are slightly cooled to get the real taste of it.


  1. That looks perfect and all time fav...ente vaayil vellam niranju...:D

  2. I make veg cutlet in a different way.lemme try this out and will let you know guys.looks delicious !!!

  3. Cutlet looks super-crunchy and delicious! I would certainly have a smiley face too after I had a couple of those. :)

  4. Cutlet looks fantastic and really crispy, lipsmacking here..

  5. Such a cute click looks delicious.

  6. Yummy cutlets! Love it have this any time of the day... Great presentation!

  7. There is an award waiting for you guys in my blog :)

  8. LOoks soooooooooooooooooooooo tempting almost everyone fav snack..

  9. Another tempting dish...Kothivarununde...Cutlet ethu kittiyalum santhosham...

  10. Perfect veg cutlets...kothiyavunnu....

  11. Very crispy and yummy, loved by everyone!

  12. wow!!!!! simple recipe...healthy and yummy

  13. brilliant are the pics & the method!!! thanks for sharing the recipe of one of my most favorite snack.

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  14. I want to try this out! njan undakkunnathu same way aanu.pakshe shallow fry... but i usually dont get this texture!:(.. except that i dont keep it in refrigerator for a while...i have to try that trick now.

  15. Your recipe is looks awsme, you give the easiest way to prepare this recipe, from your recipe tips many people gets advantage. Regards,
    Veg Cutlet


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