Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vegetable Cutlet / Patties


When I was a kid , I was very fuzzy with food.  I have to say my kids are better than me.  I hardly eat vegetables, fruits or even meat, you might be wondering what did I eat ?   Yes, that's a different  story.  As a fuzzy eating kid still I loved cutlets a lot, whether it's a veg or non veg.  Do you know why  I liked this a lot, since whenever I get cutlets, I also get ketchup as a dip.  There are times I used to think, without ketchup cutlets are tasteless, silly isn't.  Anyway not any more I think the same way and I'm not still that little fuzzy kid.

    This good old cutlet recipe is not too technical to make and it also includes very simple ingredients which will be available in almost any Indian kitchen.  These cutlets taste delicious just on it's own, or served with ketchup. You can enjoy these cutlets also as a burger with cheese melted on top.


Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:
Potatoes- 300 g( boiled and mashed)
Carrot- 1 medium sized finely chopped
Beans- 50 g finely chopped
Onion- 1 medium sized finely
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder- 1/4 tsp
Curry powder- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tbsp

For coating:
Egg- 1
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Bread crumbs- 200 g
Plain flour- 100 g
Oil for frying

Ingredients:
Boil and mash about 5 medium sized potatoes.  Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds, then add ginger garlic paste and onion.  Fry it in medium heat until the onion looks transparent, do not let them burn.  Quickly add the carrot and beans mix it well.  Cover the pan and cook until the vegetables are soft, this might take about 3 minutes.
  Add the spice powder and salt, mix it well.  Finally add the mashed potatoes and mix it well until the masala gets evenly coated.  Take it off from heat and let it cool down for 10 minutes.
  Meanwhile for coating beat the egg, turmeric and salt in a bowl.  Spread the flour and breadcrumbs in separate plates.  Take the vegetable mixture and form it into patties shape.  To get a perfect round shape, use a round cutter or a cup.  Form the patties and keep it in a separate plate.  Dip the patties one by one in the flour and dust the excess flour.  Then dip them one by one in egg and keep it in a plate.  Finally roll them in the breadcrumbs and keep it separately.  Spread them in a plate such that they don't touch other, cover with a cling film and put it in a refrigerator for minimum 2 hours.  This will help the patties firm a little and the shape will not be deformed when frying.
    Heat oil in a pan,  take the patties out from the refrigerator and fry them two to three at a time in medium heat.  Fry them on both sides until they look golden in colour.  The oil level in the pan should be such that, the patties get half immersed in the oil, so that they get evenly fried.
Serve hot with ketchup and salad.

Tips:
If you are a vegetarian you can also use gram flour mixed with water like a thick paste for coating instead of eggs.

This recipe goes to  Kid's Delight- Street food by Srivalli and Appetizer Recipes by Charitha, also linking this to Let's Do Brunch.


66 comments:

Paaka Shaale said...

Delicious cutlet umm. Fabulous click as well :)

Biny Anoop said...

loved ur intro.....cultlets surely is liked by all......i loved ur version and the pics as well

Kurinji said...

Wow mouthwatering cutlet and awsome clicks....

kurinjikathambam

Event: Healthy Recipe Hunt

Vimitha Anand said...

Ooh I love cutlets. When I was in 12th grade, my mom used to keep this as a side dish quite often. Bringing back those memories :)...

Shanavi said...

Simply Superb dear...Awesome presentation again

The Foodie said...

Wow!! these cutlets are so cute and perfect looking..absolutely loved them and thanks for telling about the eggless version too...would love to make this for my daughter.

aipi said...

Perfect looking..loved the crust n color both..


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Sunanda said...

Wow!! loved the cutlet and specially loved the way u have presented that...

Smitha said...

u presented very well....they look very tempting!! too good !!

Smitha
http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

Amritha Kalyani said...

looks great... great pictures... love cutlets... yours looks delicious..

Priya said...

Beautiful presentation, yummy cutlets..

schmetterlingwords said...

Perfect cutlets... It feels quite bad and sad to look at these mouth watering cutlets now when I'm hungry... mummyyyy...

Suja Sugathan said...

Perfect delicious cutlet..beautiful presentation dear.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

gorgeous presentation it is...love!

divya said...

Omg, cutlet makes me hungry..Soo tempting!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Your cutlet looks so perfect in shape.. cute clicks!

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

yummychunklet said...

These look delicious, and I like your crustless sandwich!

Jisha said...

wow..delicious...perfectly made and nice clicks too..

Melissa said...

Looks like a delicious recipe!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tempting cutlets...

Kankana said...

wow .. can this get any better ???!!! beautiful mouthwatering pics ...

Foodie Ann said...

That looks fabulous....:)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Yummy looking cutlets. You are a master chef.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Pavithra said...

They look absolutely perfect with crispy outer and god i am so much tempted as it is my fav one too.

Yummy Team said...

These cutlets look so perfect and yummy!! Fabulous clicks, Ayesha..Loved the presentation too..

savitha ramesh said...

I cant take my eyes off ur pictures..lovely cutlets

Nithya said...

Extremely delicious cutlets. Love the look of it. Well presented and awesome clicks too :)

Priyanka said...

Loved the pics...... :)

cook from doha said...

eventhough veg cutlets are alwys made at my home urs make me drooling............

Rookie Qookie said...

Lovely recipe and presentation :)

Cheers,
Reshmi

Miriam said...

Delicious, and they look so beautiful! Fabulous recipe :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow...
cutlets look perfect and crispy dear...
amazing clicks :)

Sweet and Savory said...

Tonight is my lucky night. I have been finding the best recipes . I would be happy if you would link this to Let's Do Brunch. I am sure, my readers will love it.

http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2011/02/lets-do-brunch-15-baked-teriyaki-salmon.html

Sweet and Savory said...

Tonight is my lucky night. I have been finding the best recipes . I would be happy if you would link this to Let's Do Brunch. I am sure, my readers will love it.

http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2011/02/lets-do-brunch-15-baked-teriyaki-salmon.html

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

delicious and perfect cutlet...beautiful presentation.

Deeksha said...

perfect cutlets....looks yummy...

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks so pretty..nicely presented..

Plateful said...

Love cutlets anytime- my ultimate comfort food! Good job on the plating and photography!!

S.Menaga said...

perfect n cute looking cutlets...

Rekha shoban said...

thanks dear for stopping by my blog....cutlet looks perfect and beautiful pic!!im also glad to follow u dear!

Prathima Rao said...

The presentation is awesome!!! And the cutlets are so well cooked.Love the coating too...Now im craving for some homemade cutlets!!...Probably will make some for the eve..;)
Prathima rao
Prats Corner

Zareena said...

I love cutlets a lot. My mom makes these type of cutlets. A lovely nostalgic feeling.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Thank u so much dear for visiting my blog..u hv a wonderful blog love it..

Cutlets are awesome..n the clicks r perfect..

Radhika said...

Wow, love the mouthwatering cutlets.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Perfect cutlets looks super yum. Luved the clicks too

Sharmilee! :) said...

Perfect cutlets looks super yum. Luved the clicks too

Rita said...

Looks so healthy good! I can almost taste it.
Rita

Shobha said...

Wow! they look so professional...I liked the presentation as well.

Happy Cook said...

My daughter is 18 and she still dont eat all the vegies which make me ranky sometimes, i am sure these cutlets she will gobble up though :-)

judee@glutenfreeA-Z Blog said...

Looks really good. Nice idea for a winter side dish..

Claudia said...

What a delicious cutlet! There are so cute!

G.Pavani said...

delicious n healthy cutlets..perfect click..

sharada said...

mouthwatering cutlet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Priti said...

Cant stop drooling over the pics ...wonderfully done ...

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

awesome recipe..one in my list to prepare frm yr site!!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Oohh These are soo much delicious..
Wot a coincedence.. I made them in the weekend !!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Yummy recipe. My all time favorite :)

http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

Pari said...

looks beautiful, so well presented.


FOODELICIOUS

Hema Mahen said...

Awesome clicks....and cutlets look perfect and appealing :)

Divya said...

wow looks amazing.. will definitely try it :)
Thanks for your comment in my blog.. am new to this so just exploring the blogging world :)

Divya
http://foodartgossip.blogspot.com/

Mythreyi said...

Looks Super! and Nice Presentation.

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Mythreyi said...

Looks Super! and Nice Presentation.

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Ambreen said...

Wow! I am super impressed. Your recipe sounds great...very nice color and looks crispy too. Would love to have a bite :)

Jaleela Kamal said...

nice presentation

Srivalli said...

Pictures looks so fantastic Ayeesha..thanks for sending this for the event..I still love it..:)

Smoothieshake said...

YUMMM!!! These look so delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog:)

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