Thursday, January 19, 2012

Vegetable Cutlets

Vegetable Cutlet is nothing but mixture of potatoes and veggies combined together to form oval shaped flat balls and deep fried. We used to have these cutlets on-board train in India while travelling. These cutlets were served with buttered bread slices and ketchup, yum!!!  Those were the best cutlets I have ever had in my life. They used to have some nifty snacks on-board, taste for which still lingers on my tongue. These cutlets make a great snack/appetizer of even dinner if served with bread and some salad on side. I did try pan frying them couple of times but they were completely disapproved by my husband :-). Deep fried cutlets always tastes best.

Ingredients
4 medium potatoes(washed, boiled, peeled and mashed)
12 green beans finely chopped
1 small onion finely chopped
1 carrot grated
1/4 cup corn
3  green chilies finely chopped
2 inch ginger grated
1 tsp Canola oil
Salt as per taste
1 tsp Chat Masala
1 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Dry mango powder(Amchur)
Oil for deep frying
For Coating
Approximately 1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup All Purpose Flour(Maida) approximately
1/4 cup Milk


Method
Heat oil in a pan add onions and saute for couple of minutes. Add ginger, green beans, carrot, green chilies and corn. Saute until all the veggies are slightly tender. Add mashed potatoes and all the spices(i.e salt, chat masala, garam masala, amchur). Mix together nicely. Adjust for seasonings. Make equal size balls and shape them into oval  flat cutlets and keep aside. Now take flour, milk and bread crumbs in 3 different plates. Dip cutlets one by one in flour then milk and finally into bread crumbs coating evenly. Deep fry all the cutlets to a nice golden brown color. Serve it as an appetizer, snack or with buttered bread slices any way to like it.
Quick Tips-: Try using Panko(Japanese style bread crumbs) instead of regular bread crumbs for crispier cutlets. 



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