Veggie Cutlets

I was going through the list of starters and snacks I have posted so far on this page and realized that a simple, childhood favorite cutlets aren’t there yet! Oops… did I really miss to post it in all these 5 years of blogging??!!!
Well, it’s something I used to love as a kid… why? Let me tell you… in those years, there was hardly any gujju wedding where they didn’t serve veg cutlets on the menu :P I used to skip eating everything else… and gobble up a few cutlets only ;) And it hasn’t changed till date… You give me a plate of cutlets and I’ll leave everything aside to eat those!!!
p.s. I had planned serving these cutlets on my dinner plate that evening.. and unfortunately, we ate it all before time with a cup of tea only! I didn’t have any left even to take a dinner plate’s picture :( Anyways, here is how I make it…

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INGREDIENTS:

2 Potatoes, roughly mashed
10 French Beans (fansi), finely chopped
1 Carrot, grated
1/2 cup Cabbage, shredded
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Red Chilly Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Amchoor Masala
1-1.5 cups Breadcrumbs
1-2 tbsp Plain Flour
1/4 cup Water
Salt, to taste
Oil, for shallow-frying
Tomato Ketchup, to serve

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

  1. Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan and add all veggies except potatoes and saute them for a while.
  2. Transfer it to a bowl and add mashed potatoes along with the spices.
  3. Mix everything well and make sure you don’t mash the potatoes completely.
  4. In a small bowl, take plain flour and water together.
  5. Whisk it quickly to make a lump-free batter.
  6. Spread breadcrumbs in a plate and season it with salt and pepper (only if you wish).
  7. Make tikkis (or balls) out of the potato mix and dip them in plain flour batter.
  8. Roll them in breadcrumbs properly and arrange them aside.
  9. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan (or griddle) and shallow fry these tikkis until crisp and golden brown in color on both the sides.
  10. Serve hot with ketchup!!!

SJ’s NOTE:

  • Typical gujju wedding cutlets comes in heart shapes, which I actually love. But didn’t have a perfect mould/cutter for the same so I went ahead making them round.
  • You can add finely chopped onions too while sauteeing the veggies. I skipped!!!
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