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Mixed Vegetable Cutlet

10 Nov

vegetable_cutlet
Mixed Vegetable Cutlet.

Choice of mixed vegetables (cauliflower, carrot, potato, green beans, peas etc) are cooked and mashed along with boiled vermicelli. The mixture is made into patties and rolled in bread crumbs and deep fried till golden brown. Serve mixed vegetable cutlet with ketchup or with any chutney of your choice.
Makes: around 2 Mixed Vegetable Cutlet.

Ingredients:

Roasted Vermicelli 1/4 Cup
Potato 1 Small
Cauliflower few Florets
Carrot 1/2 of Small One
Green Beans 3
Green Peas 1 Tbsp
Green Chiles 1
Ginger 1 inch Piece
Cumin Seeds a Pinch
Garam Masala a Pinch
Cilantro few Sprigs
Curry Leaves 1 – 2
Salt to taste
Bread Crumbs few Tbsps
Oil 1/4 tsp + for Deep Frying or Shallow Frying

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove ends, peel and chop the carrot into small pieces.
Peel and roughly chop the potato.
Wash, remove ends and finely chop the green beans.
Remove stems, wash and finely chop the green chile.
Peel and mince the ginger.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro.
Wash and finely chop the curry leaves.

Bring to boil a cup of water, add vermicelli and cook on low flame for couple of minutes for vermicelli to absorb all the water.
Cook on high flame for couple of seconds if there is any extra moisture.
Remove the vermicelli onto a bowl and make sure its cooked through.

Steam all the vegetables (cauliflower, carrot, green beans, green peas and potato) or boil them in little water till done.

Heat quarter tsp of oil in a pan, add cumin seeds.
When cumin seeds start to sizzle, add green chiles, ginger and curry leaves.
Fry briefly, remove from heat and add the garam masala to the hot oil.

In a mixing bowl, add the above tempering, all the cooked vegetables, cilantro, salt and cooked vermicelli.
Lightly mash everything together and divide the mixture into 2 – 3 portions.
Form each portion into a ball and roll it in bread crumbs.
Lightly flatten the rolled mixture and keep aside.
Repeat the same with remaining portions.

Heat oil for deep frying on medium – low heat.
When oil is hot, slowly drop the mixed vegetable cutlet into the oil and deep fry till golden brown on both sides.
Remove the mixed vegetable cutlet onto a absorbent paper.
Serve mixed vegetable cutlet with ketchup or with any chutney.
Notes: Make sure to cook the vermicelli right.

Suggestions: If vermicelli is not cooked and doesn’t feel little mushy. Pour some more hot water and cook till done.
Variations: Also add your choice of mixed vegetables to the mixture.
Other Names: Mixed Vegetable Cutlet.