It was such a long and relaxing weekend here for us in Dubai.
Food is never complete without making non-vegetarian at home, during the holidays.
Yes… we did have our festival,
Yes… we did pray, but why deprive the man and the kids of something they love…
So, except for one single day, made non-vegetarian every other day with desserts for them.
But poor me being the vegetarian(just this month), would’nt have survived if not for my vegetable patties. They were made for the kids earlier and frozen. They were a life saver, especially since I had guests and they were vegetarian too…
So here’s my way of making the vegetable patties..
Potatoes (boiled and mashed) – 2 nos
Mixed vegetables (boiled and mashed) – 1 cup
(I used carrots, peas, cauliflower)
Onion (diced) – 1 no
Green chillies(diced) – 1 no
Cilantro (chopped finely) – ¼ cup
Chat masala – 1 tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Bread crumbs/ Panko – 1 cup
Cornflour – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
In a small pan, heat a teaspoon of oil and add the onions and sauté.
Add the green chillies and sauté till the onions have changed color to a slight pink. Keep aside to cool.
Make sure all the vegetables are cooked well and mashed before making the cutlets/ patties.
In a large bowl, mix all the mashed vegetable together.
Season with salt, chat masala and the garam masala and add a tablespoon or two of bread crumbs to it.
Now, add the sautéed onions and chopped cilantro to it, mix well.
Make smalls balls with the vegetables and slightly flatten them to discs.
Shape all the vegetable to discs and keep aside.
Make a slurry with the corn-flour and keep ready.
Dip the vegetable cutlets into the corn-flour slurry and then into the Panko crumbs/ bread crumbs. Make sure to coat the entire cutlet with the corn-flour and crumbs for a crispy coating.
Repeat the same process for the remaining cutlets and keep aside.
(The cutlets can be frozen at this stage and can be used whenever you like.)
Heat a shallow pan with oil and when the oil’s hot fry the cutlets on medium heat till both the sides are golden brown in color. Drain on absorbent paper.
Enjoy your cutlets/ patties hot with ketchup or chutney.