Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vegetable Cutlet Recipe-How to make Vegetable Cutlets-(Step by Step pictures)

Vegetable cutlet is a very popular and simple snack item. It is very easy to make and can be had as an appetizer or light afternoon snack or evening snack with tea. It is great for small parties and get togethers. Today we will learn how to make Vegetable cutlet following this easy recipe.

Vegetable Cutlet

How to prepare Vegetable Cutlet-Vegetable Cutlet

Vegetable Cutlet

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 8 Cutlets
 Recipe CategorySnacks
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Potato - 2 medium size or 3/4 cup boiled and mashed
   Beans + Carrot - 1/2 cup
   Onion -1
   Green chilli -1
   Turmeric powder - a pinch
   Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
   Garam masala powder -1/2 tsp (if you want spicy)
   Salt needed

   Cornflour - 1/2 cup
   Bread crumbs* -as needed
   Oil for shallow frying

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 tbsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp


Chop onion, beans and carrots finely.

Now let us see how to cook vegetables for cutlet - I kept beans and carrot in a vessel without water, closed it with a lid, kept potatoes on top and pressure cooked for 3 whistles.(see picture below). In this method there will not be much moisture in the vegetables. If you are cooking the vegetables in water, after the vegetables are cooked, drain the water immediately. Squeeze out all the water using a muslin cloth.The important thing to be noted here is that there should not be any moisture in the vegetables. So see to it that you squeeze out all water from the vegetables.

Remove the skin and mash the potatoes well when it is hot itself.

vegetables for cutlet


Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions and green chillies.

When onions turns transparent, add the cooked carrot and beans.

Then add turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder and saute for 2-3 minutes. Switch off the flame.

making veg cutlet

Now add the mashed potatoes, salt needed and mix well. Leave it to cool.

how to make cutlet

Now divide the mixture equally, make balls and then flatten it as shown in the picture below.

Mix cornflour with a little water and make a thick paste.

Now dip the prepared cutlet into the cornflour mix so that it is well coated with cornflour mixture.

how to prepare cutlets

Now drop it gently into bread crumbs and see to it that it is well coated with bread crumbs on both the sides.

Veg cutlet

Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the cutlets until golden brown on both sides.You can even deep fry if you want.

shallow frying the cutlets

Serve hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

How to make Bread Crumbs -

Method -1 Take bread that is 2-3 days old, dry it in the sun for 15 minutes and powder it in a mixie.

Method -2 Pre-heat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 Degree C. Then bake the bread in an ungreased baking tray for 10-15 minutes. Turn them over in between. Remove, cool and dry grind it in a mixie.

WARNING - Never keep oily, sticky eatables on a newspaper.Very poisonous LEAD dye will be ingested by and you are likely to have LEAD poisoning due to black printing dye! The cutlet is kept on newspaper to make it visually appealing.

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  1. Cutlets are my favourite snack. Yours looks very tempting :)

  2. Please change the main photo.Keeping a good product on newspaper which has lead!!!.Atleast put it on the top of a tissue paper which will also absorb excess oil.

  3. cutlet so nice aunty its really yummy...

  4. Padhu - those patties will make your plate lick :)

  5. I am sure, I will try this soon. Looks simple! Thanks!

  6. fall in love with the first picture :) amazing !

  7. all time favorite... Looks yummy... :-)

  8. Perfect cutlets for an evening snack with a cup of chai! They don't look oily at all, just right.

  9. Mouth watering cutlets looks yummy.

  10. Shallow frying makes it much more healthy :) My all time favorite snack :)

  11. this looks absolutely gorgeous...

  12. Even i'll go for shallow frying my cutlets, beautifully one;

  13. You can bake it in a oven by spraying a little oil before baking --Healthy

  14. Looks very delicious. In our college days we used to get similar cutlets garnished with chopped onions and covered by tomato ketchup. Used to be heavenly

  15. Feel like eating while seeing it...really looks yummy. Thanks:)

  16. Hi Padhu,

    What really is a muslin cloth?

  17. Muslin cloth is a thin loosely woven cotton cloth used for fine straining purpose or to line a sieve.You can even use any thin cotton cloth for that purpose.

  18. I did not prepare bread crumbs, I just saw the recipe of bread crumbs... Is it possible to do without it?

  19. Hey that a gr8 idea to boil the veggies for cutlet.
    I will definitely try this method.
    Thanks for sharing and ur cutlets looks yummy. The good thing is its low fat too.

  20. good way of cooking vegetables. i had the problem to keep it dry. i ll try this son loves all ur recipes.i used egg white instead of cornflour. which one will be more crispier?

  21. Lov ur recipies!! Yummy!!! Thank uuu...

  22. I tried this cutlet this evening and was yummy! thanks

  23. cutlt ws aromtic and tried wid chopd spinch it ws grt u ppl aso try it at home

  24. If we don't have bread crumbs is there anything to replace?

  25. this cutlet is so appertising. I wil try it tonight

  26. In case you don't have bread crumbs, you can use sooji to to coat the cutlets, but then you have to be very careful while frying because sooji can burn if put on high temperature for long time, just keep turning over the cutlet carefully and you will be safe. I have used sooji and I don't find much difference. Enjoy!

  27. Its realy yummy... Gf k hath se mja aa gya

  28. hello mam...
    ctually i want to confirm thid that here we will use which cornflour??
    white one??..
    or d maize flour?? please reply fast

    1. I have used white cornflour. You can see the color in the picture.

  29. Mam I had some difficulty while dipping the flattened cutlet balls in corn flour paste. Wat would be the problem pls help. It broke while dipping.

    1. It must be due to moisture or water content in the vegetables.Try this- Instead of making cornflour paste, add a tbsp of cornflour to the vegetable and potato mix, mix well and then coat it with bread crumbs and shallow fry.

  30. Can we bake the cutlets in oven, if we can at what temperature and how many minutes. Do we need to preheat the oven.

    1. Yes, you can bake the cutlets. Bake at 180 degree C until it browns slightly. You have to bake both sides. Yes ,you have to pre heat the oven for 10 minutes

  31. Dear Padhu, I literally followed the steps mentioned by you and what a HIT it was with my wife and son! They couldn't believe I could cook so well! Thanks.

  32. Thanks padhu for the yummy n easy dish. My dad gav me nice option rather preparing bread crumbs we used rusk crumbs really easy n tasty too


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