Vegetable Cutlet

Here is the recipe…

Heat oil in a wide pan. Add the chopped onion and cook till it becomes soft and starts browning. Add chopped ginger, garlic and green chilli. Cook for 2-3 mins or till the raw smell goes…

Add all the masala powders and mix well. Cook for another 2-3 mins. Add the cooked veggies and salt, mix well…

Add chopped coriander leaves. Combine and continue to cook for 5 more mins on low flame.Let the veggie mixture cool completely…

Add the mashed potatoes to the veggie mixture and mix well.Make sure there are no lumps…

Make a medium thick paste with plain flour and water. Mix together the bread crumbs and rava (if using)…

Dip the shaped cutlets in this batter & roll in bread crumbs…

To fry the cutlets, heat oil in a pan on med – high flame. When the oil is really hot (not smoking) add the cutlets & fry it till its golden in colour. Drain on a paper towel…

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Vegetable Cutlet

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Course: Veg Appetiser, Veg Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 10
Author: Maria Jose Martin

Ingredients

  • 4 medium Onion (finely chopped)
  • 3-4 Green chilli (chopped)
  • 2.5 tsp Ginger and garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 - 1.5 tsp Pepper powder
  • 4.5 - 5 cups Chopped veggies (refer notes)
  • 2-3 tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 4 medium Potato
  • 2 cups Bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Semolina (rava) ( (optional))
  • 3-4 tbsp Plain flour
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves
  • Oil (I used Sunflower oil)

Instructions

  • Boil and mash the potatoes. Let it cool completely.
  • Microwave the chopped veggies at 100 % power for 4-5 mins. You can steam it on stove top also, instead of using MW.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan. Add the chopped onion and cook till it becomes soft and starts browning. Add chopped ginger, garlic,green chilli and curry leaves. Cook for 2-3 mins or till the raw smell goes. Add all the masala powders and mix well. Cook for another 2-3 mins. Add the cooked veggies and salt, mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves. Combine and continue to cook for 5 more mins on low flame.
  • Let the veggie mixture cool completely. Add the mashed potatoes to the veggie mixture and mix well.Make sure there are no lumps. Shape the mixture as per your liking.
  • Make a medium thick paste with plain flour and water. Mix together the bread crumbs and rava (if using). Dip the shaped cutlets in this batter & roll in bread crumbs. At this stage the cutlets are ready to freeze. You can store it in a ziplock bag & freeze it for 1-2 months. Keep the frozen cutlets at room temp for 30-45 mins before frying.
  • To fry the cutlets, heat oil in a pan on med – high flame. When the oil is really hot (not smoking) add the cutlets & fry it till its golden in colour. Drain on a paper towel & serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Notes

I used carrot, beans, cabbage and beetroot for the cutlet. I chopped all the veggies together in food processor.
I got around 35 cutlets from the above qty. I added rava to the breadcrumbs for an extra crunch.
If you dont mind using eggs, you can make a batter with egg whites and plain flour to coat the cutlets. You may need 2 egg whites for the above qty.
I prefer deep frying the cutlets to shallow frying. I always end up with more oil in cutlets when I shallow fry them. Make sure the heat is adjusted well, so that the cutlet doesnt absorb any oil. Set the correct heat level by testing with one or two cutlets in the beginning.
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44 thoughts on “Vegetable Cutlet”

  1. Hi Maria,

    Tried these cutlets last weekend for my husband’s labmates. All of them appreciated it. The cutlets were so yummy that it got over in just a few minutes! I am so glad that it turned out well since it was my first attempt on cutlets. Thank you Maria for sharing this recipe.

    Cheers,
    Anisha.

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  2. Hi maria
    Tku for yet another yummy one …….your write up gav me all the nostalgic memories of BTH & the yummy veg food……those were the days wen a simple cutlet & coffee was a great one for us………unlike the kids now who hav a variety of options like KFC MC DONALDS or Dominoz…..?……lov ur recipies….tku once again

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    • Hi Lucy,

      Honestly, I dont have a particular measurement or proportion for the qty of veggies, it depends on what and how much I’ve with me :)

      I use the regular beans..

      Hope you get to try out the recipe soon and like it too..

      Cheers
      Maria

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    • Hi Akilan,

      Since, I’m a home cook, I’m not very sure about the process for commercial cooking and selling. May be you can sell this to some local bakery, I’ve seen many bakeries in Kerala have a separate section for home made items.

      Cheers
      Maria

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    • Hi Maria,

      It happens when the oil becomes too hot. In that case, the outer portion gets browned faster leaving the inside uncooked. When you heat the oil, heat it on low-medium flame, it should get really hot, but not smoking hot. You can try adding a pinch of bread crumbs to the oil to see if it’s ready. if the crumbs sizzle right away, the oil is hot enough. Once the oil is hot to fry, may be you can reduce the flame a bit.

      Hope this helps..

      Cheers
      Maria

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  3. I made them and they taste yummy…but,since i didn’t add beetroot i didn’t get the color :(. Do you think i can addd food color? BTW, i love your blog and i cant wait to try all of your recipes and give it to my guinea “husband”. hehe!

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    • Hi Nancy,

      Thank you :)

      hhmm, I’m not a big fan of food colour, so i rarely use it in my cooking. But I guess you can use it if you like.

      I do hope your husband will enjoy being a guinea ;)

      happy cooking!

      Cheers
      Maria

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  4. hi maria,
    I am back to mariasmenu after a break!! Wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year!

    on dec 31st,I tried to make vegetable cutlet.My plan was to surprise my friends for the new-year party. But something went wrong and the mix was bit watery and so couldn’t shape it properly. I think I overcooked potato or steaming of vegetables added some water. I tried adding 3-4 bread pieces ….still its not working. now the mix is in my freezer waiting for a complete ‘makeover’ only after getting ur expert advice. hope you will reply soon.

    By the way, u r doing very well and I tried some your recipes and all of them turned out well. Thank you soooo much.

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    • Hi Sandhya,

      Thank you so much for your wishes and wish you too a great year ahead!

      Sorry to hear that veg cutlets didnt work out.. was the veegie mix watery before or after adding potato? If the veggie mix was watery before adding potato, continue cooking it for some more time till the water dries completely.

      Also when you mash the potato dont mash it into a paste form, it’s ok to have small lumps here n there.

      Hope you can work with it somehow..

      Cheers
      Maria

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  5. Hi Maria,
    I was introduced to your blog by a friend and I have been a fan ever since. For any recipes, I first check your blog to see if you have it here.

    I tried the cutlets today as I am a big fan of Indian Coffee House cutlets. It did come out well and tasted awesome, but I had to struggle a bit. I think the first mistake was that I mashed the potato in the processor, so it was kind of sticky. The mixture was too loose and difficult to mould into shapes. Then I powdered some bread and added it to the mixture, which helped. The next problem was the batter, since it was semi-thick, it stuck on to the mixture and after rolling a few of them, the bread crumbs powder became soggy.

    But finally I managed it and thanks to you for the wonderful recipe. I have frozen a few as well.

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    • Hi Aishwarya,

      Thank you so much for your comment. I’m glad that you ended up with a good results, even though you had some hiccups in between :)

      As you rightly said mashing potatoes in processor doesnt work well here. Potatoes should not be too smooth and soft for this recipe. Also when you make the batter, it should be thick enough to coat the cutlets, but not too thick. When you dip the shaped cutlets in the batter, the batter should stick on to the cutlet and not dripping away.

      Next time when you make the batter, do a trial run with one cutlet and adjust the consistency of the batter accordingly :)

      Thanks again for sharing your feedback here. Btw, please do say my thanks to your friend as well for recommending MM.

      Cheers
      Maria

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  6. Hi Maria
    Am a regular visitor of ur blog and trust me all the recipes are awesome!!
    Am a college student (obviously unmarried!!) and do cooking only because am in love with it. And i search for recipes from all over internet and that’s how i came across ur site and it was awesome. I’ve tried a no. of recipes from u and every time they’ve turned out great.
    Anyways i tried this today and it came out really well!! Thanks a ton!!
    <3

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    • Hi Amala,

      Great to meet you here! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback here. I’m so happy to know that you like the recipes here.

      All the best for your studies and happy cooking!

      Cheers
      Maria

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    • Thanks Monica :)

      The cutlets crack break because of a number of reasons..

      if you are making meat/chicken cutlet, if it’s minced very fine, it causes the cutlet to break

      if the potato isnt mashed well and has lumps, that can also cause the problem

      if the qty of potato is less and the cutlets arent binded well, that’s another reason

      then if the heat isnt right temp, that also affects..

      Hope these tips helps..

      Cheers
      Maria

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  7. Hi Maria,

    Deep fried cutlets is a first for me.. I have tried different cutlets and i normally shallow fry them.. Have to try these now.

    Love your recepies.. Have tried so many of them..

    Thank you!!

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    • Thanks Ayswarya :) Nice to know that you’ve tried recipes from here.

      I dont cook cutlets on a regular basis, but whenever I make them, I go all out and deep fry them ;)

      Cheers
      Maria

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  8. Hi Maria, i want to make these cutlets on my son’s b’day. Did u first cook the veggies and than chopped them or vice versa?
    thanks,

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  9. Hi mariya…….I am drolling……..it really looks like the one we gets frm resturents……I am shure it wil be very tasty…I am going to make it tmrw….u are very special in giving us yummy recepies which we have frm resturents….thanks a lot for that…

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  10. Hi Maria. Thanks for the awesome recipe. Can these cutlets be shallow fried with just a little oil or can these be baked in the oven ? Thanks

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  11. Hey Maria madam…. ur cutlet looks soooooooooooo tempting……. i need one now with a hot cup of chai…… :) and it’s already raining outside ;)

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  12. BTH cutlets were truly a class apart.I say ‘were’ coz they have lost their charm now,BTH isn’t the same ol’ place anymore:(.I love cutlets and kaapi too and it’s been ages since I made it.Your outing reminds me of my outing with my amma to Dwaraka.Oh I miss Cochin:((

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