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Vegetable Cutlet

Vegetable cutlet is a popular tea time snacks. It is a nice combination of taste and health. Even though its deep fried, it uses a lot of vegetables and can be baked as well as fried.

Ingredients:
  1. Potato: 2 large boiled
  2. Beet Root: 1 medium
  3. Green Peas: 1/4 cup
  4. Carrot: 1 medium
  5. Beans : 10-15 strings
  6. Green Chilli: 4 finely chopped
  7. Ginger garlic paste: 1 tbsp
  8. Coriander powder: 1 tsp
  9. salt: as per taste
  10. Red chilli powder: 1 tbsp
  11. turmeric powder: 1 tsp
  12. Cashew: 8-10 broken
  13. Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp
  14. Coriander leaves: 2 tbsp finely chopped
  15. Chaat Masala: 1 tsp
  16. Oil: 1tbsp
  17. Bread Crumbs : as required
  18. Maida: 1/4 cup
  19. Oil for deep frying

Procedure:

Peel and grate the potatoes.
Cube the vegetables and boil them.
Drain the vegetables and roughly mash them.
In a pan heat oil and add cumin seeds.
as the cumin seeds stop cracking, add the broken cashew, chopped green chili and coriander leaves.
Add the ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and chaat masal. Cook till the raw smell is gone. 
Add the roughly mashed and boiled vegetables and cook till the vegetables are cooked through and all the water dries up.
Remove the vegetable masala from the heat and add to the grated potatoes.
Add salt to the mixer and mix well.
Check the mix for flavor and adjust salt and spices as per taste.
Take 3 tbsp of the mix and make cutlets, give them desired shape. I made few in cylindrical shape and some like patties for burgers.
In a bowl make a wash with maida and water, this would help to prepare the cutlets, if you are ok with using eggs, then you can also use egg wash.
In a plate pour some bread crumbs.
Dip one cutlet into the maida/ egg wash and roll it in the bread crumbs, this helps the bread crumbs to nicely coat the cutlets.
Finish preparing the cutlets in the similar manner. While dipping the cutlets in the wash don't leave it there for long, because it will absorb moisture and would break while frying.
Heat oil for deep frying. The oil should be hot enough but not smoking hot.
Deep fry the cutlets few at a time, depending on the size of the frying pan.
Cook till they turn nice golden brown and crispy.

Remove from the oil and let it sit on a piece of kitchen roll, so that excess oil is drained out.
serve it hot with ketchup or hot sauce as a tea time snack, or as an appetizer.
I prepare few in the shape of burgers and saved it for later. Its good to have these cutlets handy, you can quickly whip up a snack for your family.

Enjoy this delicious snack and do let me know what shapes you used :)
Till then happy blogging
Rakhee

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