I guess, a lot of people grow up with an aversion towards vegetables. I have seen moms trying all her skills to make kids eat veggies daily. Well, it’s not only kids who run away from vegetables; many grownups avoid fresh vegetables simply because they often lack taste
It is a very handy recipe when you are trying to finish up the vegetables lying in your fridge. These vegetable cutlets are lot healthier than the deep fried ones and they have a wonderful taste.
Finely chopped beans-1cup
Finey chopped carrots-1/2cup
Boiled and mashed potatoes-1cup
Finely chopped onion-3/4th cup
Red chilli powder-1/2tsp
Black pepper powder-1/2tsp
Chopped corriander leaves-1tbsp
Oil-to shallow fry
Eggs-2 or (4 tsp Maida (all purpose flour) made to a thick paste with sufficient water)
Boil all the vegetables with a little water until tender. I prefer cooking it in the microwave.7minutes on high power should do the job. Drain water
Heat oil in a pan.
Add the onions, salt and sauté till transparent.
Add the veggies and continue to sauté till soft.
Add turmeric, chilli powder, chat masala,pepper powder and more salt if required
Add the mashed potatoes and continue to sauté for a few minutes.
Switch off stove and let it cool.
Mash the misture lightly with a masher/wooden spoon.
Add coriander leaves, bread crumbs and a beaten egg. (Vegetarians can avoid the egg and increase the quantity of bread crumbs instead)
From this mixture, roll out small balls and pat them to the shape of cutlets.
Dip each cutlet in beaten egg mixture and drop these cutlets in a plate filled with bread crumbs.(vegetarians can dip it into the maida solution)
Toss it over and make sure that it is well coated with a layer of bread crumbs
Let the cutlets sit for about 15mins.
Heat some oil in a pan sufficient for shallow frying.
Fry these cutlets on both sides on medium low till they are well done and crisp.
Tip: Prepare a single cutlet with coating first and fry to check if the veggies have bonded well. If the cutlet appears to be breaking off, add a little more bread crumbs to the veggie mixture.