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Vegetable Cutlets

 Published 2010-Apr-12   Updated 2019-Feb-13

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Vegetable Patties, Vegetable Burgers, Veg. Koftas, Veg. Croquettes, Vegetable Balls)

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During my childhood days, the snacks I remember eating are predominantly the traditional varieties like murukku, ribbon pakoda, thenguzhal etc.  During one of the vacations to my grandmother’s place in Hyderabad, I visited a small nook side restaurant called 'the tajmahal hotel'. It was very famous for its dish called the vegetable cutlet. That was the first time I had tasted vegetable cutlet in my life. First I ate the outer crispy covering followed by the soft and tasty filling. I loved it so much that I began to pester my mother to make it at home. I still remember how she would chop varieties of vegetables and make a very delicious dough mixture. It would be so yummy that many a times, I would not have the patience to wait for my mother to make the cutlets. I loved eating the dough along with my mom’s scolding. Vegetable cutlets continues to be the most sought snack in my family, it is relished with same delight by my children. Vegetable cutlets can be served as a party starter, evening snack for kids and even in tiffin box for children. It is very nutritive as it contains all vegetables and paneer. This is a magic dish for all the parents of children who hate vegetables.  Enjoy making and eating the yummilicious vegetable cutlet.

Recipe For Vegetable Cutlet

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4


  • Potatoes – 2 medium  (boiled and mashed)
  • Mixed Vegetables – 1.5 cups (like green peas, carrots, green beans, corn, etc)
  • Paneer – 3-4 oz 
  • Onions – 1/4 medium (finely chopped or grated)
  • Ginger & Garlic - 1 tbsp (minced)
  • Green Chillies – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Cilantro (Coriander leaves) – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Chopped Cashews - 2 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice  – 2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Roasted Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Maida - 2 tbsp (for coating the cutlets)
  • Bread Crumbs – about 1 cup (for coating the cutlets)
  • Oil – for frying

Preparation Steps

  1. Boil the potatoes and drain them immediately to prevent them from absorbing lot of water. Peel and mash it and keep aside.
  2. Finely chop or grate the other vegetables. You can also chop in a food processor.
  3. Boil the other vegetables too. You can do it in the microwave or stove top. Squeeze out as much water as possible from the vegetables. This is very essential in making good cutlets.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and saute the onions and ginger garlic paste for few minutes. This step is optional and removes the raw flavour in the onions and garlic.
  5. Make a very thin batter with the maida and water.  Keep it ready to dip the cutlets.
  6. Spread the breadcrumbs also in a plate to coat the cutlets before frying.


  1. Take the boiled potatoes, grated paneer and vegetables in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the sauteed onion, ginger garlic mixture, green chillies, lemon juice, chopped cashews, salt, cilantro, cumin powder, turmeric powder and red chili powder.
  3. Mix everything together. Taste the mixture and adjust any seasonings as per your taste.
  4. Shape into round patties. You can also make the cutlets in triangular or oval shapes.
  5. Dip each cutlets quickly in the maida batter and then roll it in the bread crumbs. The cutlets should be coated with the bread crumbs on all sides.
  6. In the meantime heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
  7. Gently drop each cutlet into the oil and fry until it is golden brown on all sides. Alternatively, you can pan fry the cutlets on a tawa.


  • If the cutlet mixture becomes soggy, we will not be able to give it a shape to the cutlets. In such cases some semolina or rava can be added to make firm dough. If you do not have bread crumbs, you can take 2-3 bread slices and pulse it once in a mixer. Bread crumbs are ready for coating.

Serving Vegetable Cutlets

  • You can serve the cutlets as a snack with ketchup, chilli sauce or green chutney.
  • You can also make a bigger cutlet and place it in between buns along with lettuce and chopped tomatoes to make a vegetable burger.  
  • Make round shaped koftas with the mixture and use it to make gravies like malai kofta. 
  • Cutlets can also be served with channa masala or chole as Cutlet channa chaat.

vegetable cutlet

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Comments (15)

Person   ()
Super website, also looking for sweet memories of recipe thank you
Person   ()
Sure. Thank you.
Person   ()
Simple and nice recipe..thankyou..i made them without paneer...and they tastes superb....
Person   ()
Good to hear that. Enjoy!
Person   ()
Thank you I tried in free time for my son, it was so nice.
Person   ()
Thats nice... Try out more recipes.
Person   ()
plz tell me cornstarch ki hunda????
Person   ()
Wt is the use of paneer we have not used it anywhere
Person   ()
Add it along with the vegetables.
Person   ()
thnk u soooooo much .......... i really enjoyed dis dish ...........
Person   ()
Thats great to hear...
Person   ()
Amazing recipe ;-) I loved it.
Person   ()
Thank you.
Person   ()
what do you mean by bread crumbs?
Person   ()
Bread powdered using a blender or mixie. You can buy bread crumbs in the stores too.

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Comment by lakshmi rajitha
    first of all i like this site. all recepies are very easy to prepare.may i know r u still posting recepies in this site.
Reply :-
    Thanks Lakshmi. Yes I do post new recipes every week.

Comment by june olivia
    vow nice n simple recipe n in my first atempt it as done delicious too.thnx dear
Reply :-           
    Oh wow!! Good to hear that. Thanks for leaving your comments.

Comment by kamala valli on 15 April 2010 19:02PM
    nice tempting snack Dahlia!!
    very good site!! My best wishes to u:))
Reply :-           
    Thanks Kamalavalli!!

Comment by Monika Bansal on 14 April 2010 05:31AM
    The receipe is very easy to prepare nd delicious too.
Reply :-           
    Thanks Monika!!

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