VEGETABLE CUTLET

Vegetable Cutlets It’s very difficult to make my kids eat the veggies..  Is it because I never tried to forcibly feed them ? That thought is something which worries me these days.. And now I am on a look out for recipes where I can hide the veggies and feed the kids One way to hide the veggies is in the form of cutlets.  I made the veg cutlets with beetroot, carrot and potatoes.  Kids love to have chicken cutlets.. but vegetable cutlets.. hmm I was not so sure.. Vegetable Cutlets But to my surprise and relief, these veg cutlets  became a favourite with them … Mission accomplished, as both mom and kids are happy !!! 🙂 These cutlets are a good tea time snack. You can prepare the cutlets in bulk and freeze them . Defrost and fry them as required. Vegetable Cutlets4

VEGETABLE CUTLETS

INGREDIENTS

  • Onion – 2
  • Ginger – 1/4 ” piece
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Beetroot – 1 big
  • Carrots – 2
  • Potatoes – 2
  • Chilly powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Egg whites – 2
  • Breadcrumbs – for coating
  • Oil – for frying

METHOD

  1. Chop onion, ginger and garlic
  2. Chop the beetroot and carrots .  ( Chopped vegetables will be about 3 1/2 cups)
  3. Boil the potatoes and mash them well.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions and saute till it turns light brown
  5. Add the chopped ginger and garlic and saute for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the chilly ,turmeric and garam masala and saute .
  7. Mix in  the chopped vegetables and saute till the vegetables are cooked. Turn off the flame.
  8. Add the mashed potatoes and mix well using your hands. (The mixture should hold shape when rolled into balls).
  9. Take small portions of the mixture and roll into lime sized ball .Flatten it between the palms to give it shape .
  10. Beat egg whites with a fork. Dip each cutlet in egg white and roll in breadcrumbs, making sure that all sides are nicely coated.
  11. Heat oil in pan and fry the cutlets in medium flame  till they are golden brown (You can deep fry or shallow fry the cutlets) .

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Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot sweet)

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As a kid  I had always heard  “Gajar ka halwa” mentioned in Bollywood movies and I still remember the first  time I had a chance to savor this delectable dish..   For me it was love at first bite..  it still is one of my favourite desserts…

Gajar ka halwa is a very traditional Indian sweet. Grated carrots are boiled in milk in a low flame. When milk is almost dry, sugar is added and cooked again. Though the cooking procedure is very simple it  takes time. I heat the halwa in microwave after  adding sugar to save effort 🙂 …


Ingredients

Carrots – 500gmsMilk – 750 ml

Ghee – 2tbsp

Sugar – 200gm

Almonds – 15 to 20
Green Cardamom powder – 1 tspDirections1.   Peel, wash and grate carrot

2.   Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan . Add grated carrots cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes

3.   Add milk and green cardamom powder. Bring it to a boil and then reduce flame.

4.   Cook on a slow flame until milk is almost reduced.

5.   Add  sugar and cook until dry. Stir constantly.

(this stage can be done in a microwave also..  Heat in Medium High setting for 25 to 30 minutes… )

6.   Garnish with sliced almonds.

This halwa tastes best when served warm..

Sending this to AWED Indian Cuisine Event hosted by Umm Mymoonah of  Taste of Pearl City , started by DK of Chef In You

... and to Indian Mithai Mela at What’s Cooking by Kalyani