Friday, February 19, 2010

Crunchy Veg Cutlets

Veg Cutlets is one of my favouite snack. When in India, I had never made cutlets at home. It was so readily available in fast food corners that I had never felt the necessity of looking into details of making it. But, after coming here, I missed this indulging snack. I have made it many times now but this time I tried it in a new way. Previously, I used to mix all the veggies with potatoes. This time I have stuffed the veg mixture in a potato layer. I learnt this from my hubby's Aunt (Mami Saas). It came out too good and was very very crunchy. I intend to make cutlets this way from now on. Its definatly a better way.
For these 'Crunchy Veg Cutlets' you will need:


5 large potatoes boiled.
2 carrots shredded.
2 beet roots shredded.
1 onion chopped very finely.
½ green bell pepper chopped finely.
2 green chillis deseeded and chopped finely.
1 tsp grated ginger.
1 tsp cumin seeds.
½ cup green peas boiled.
¼ cup sweet corn kernels boiled
2 tsp salt or to taste.
1 tsp red chilli powder.
1 tsp mango powder.
½ tsp turmeric powder.
½ tsp garam masala.
2 tbsp oil.
Oil for frying.

For the coating:

1 cup thin vermicelli spread in a plate.
¼ cup corn flour.
¼ cup AP Flour.
¾ cup water.
½ tsp salt.

This recipe makes 15-16 cutlets.

Process:

Heat a frying pan. Add oil and when heated add cumin seeds such that they crack right away. Add the grated ginger and chopped chilies. Add the chopped onions and bell pepper and sauté till they are tender. Now add the shredded beetroot and carrots. Heat it on slow heat till the water in this mixture dries out. Add the peas and corn kernels and add all the spices and a tsp of salt. Mix well and heat well. When the water dries out and the mixture is cooked well take it off gas and cool it completely. It will take about 15-18 mins for this process. Keep this veg filling aside.
In a bowl add corn flour, AP flour, salt and water. Mix well to form a thin batter. Keep aside. Crush the vermicelli into tiny pieces.
Peel off the boiled potatoes and mash it such that there are no lumps. Add salt and mix well. Make 15-16 balls of potato. Roll it into a small round by placing it on your palm pressing it with your fingers. Add one tbsp of the veg filling and fold it into the potato round and give the desired shape. Prepare all the cutlets in the same way. Dip it in the corn flour mixture and roll it over the vermicelli pieces such that whole of it is covered. Repeat this for all cutlets. Deep fry it in oil till light golden. Keep the oil in medium high. The cutlets are very crisp and crunchy and tastes best hot.

We can substitute thin vermicelli for bread crumbs. Serve it hot with ketchup or tamarind chutney. Enjoy!!

26 comments:

  1. Hi there, very innovative idea using vermicelli...have to try it since I have beetroot in my refrigerator right now...thanx for the neat recipe!!!

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  2. Crunchy and yummy, lovely photo too....

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  3. crispy and perfect cutlets, loved the shape of it...looks so good and perfect during any get together...thanks for the recipe jyoti...

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  4. Thanks a lot dear for visiting my blog and following me..U too have a good space here..will be following ur yummy recipes too :)

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  5. yummy cutlets with nice shape...

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  6. it really is crunchy n yummy, dear...nice clicks!

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  7. Cutlets looks super crispy and delicious :)

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  8. Looks so cripsy and crunchy. Nice click too.

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  9. Like the idea of using vermicelli..so delicious:-)

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  10. Thank you all for the appreciation.. Yes, Vermicelli adds an extra crunch! Cheers!

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  11. they look so crispy n crunchy! perfect snack!

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  12. Lovely recipe I may try it at the weekend.

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  13. Crispy cutlets looks soo prefect...

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  14. Hi J,

    Nice recipe. Will try it the next time I make cutlets.

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  15. Thanks Cooking Foodie, simply.food, priya and Renuka.. for the lovely comments..

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  16. cutlets luk crispy n yummy
    just now went through ur blog
    u have very good collection of recipes
    thanks for visiting my blog

    http://gunturtraditions.blogspot.com/

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  17. This is my all time favorite snack

    Using vermicelli is really new to me..

    Kindly accept the award!!!

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  18. Adding vermicelli is new to me. nice tip.Thank u..Thanks for dropping by mine.Plz be around.. will be here more often..U too have a nice blog with good recipe collections :)

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  19. hey looks so good..prefect for starters..love the shape of the cutlets..yumm and crunchy..

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  20. Thanks Jyothi. Cutlets look crunch and inviting.

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  21. never tried with vermicelli,,,but your version looks so crispy and crunchy..surely try it soon..

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  22. Hi

    Like the name the cutlets look crunchy and delicious. Very Appropriate for a quick snack .

    Deepa

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  23. wow jyoti cutlets r lookng very tempting...nice idea of using vermicilli...thr r making me hungry now...yummm

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  24. Thanks Siddhi, Deepa, Swapna, Ruchika,Deepa, Chitra, Aruna and Guntur for the lovely comments..

    @ Aruna

    Thanks for the awards.. Will update soon..

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  25. Healthy ingredients to make a wonderful cutlet. Thanks for sharing J.

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