Sunday, November 2, 2008

Low Calorie Vegetable Cutlet

Few months back ,I was watching a Cookery show in Vijay Tv called 'Samayal Samayal Kitchen Kiladigal'.The show is more like a contest between two teams(mostly celebrities) and some interesting segments like 'Nodiyil Ready' and 'Aji-no-moto cooking'.A star hotel chef gives a 'topic' and accordingly the teams have to prepare some recipes in the given span of time.
That day's episode topic was 'Health recipe'.One team made 'Soya Upma' and the other team(winner) made this 'Low Calorie Cutlet'.While watching the show,I felt like trying it immediately.The Chef commended it as 'delicious' and he assured that it is considerably 'oil free'.So the same evening I tried out the recipe.I was so much impressed and the Cutlet tasted soooooo much better than the usual fatty Cutlet.This Cutlet is very very low in Calories.It sans Potatoes and consumes less than a tsp of oil.Isn't this a good news for all the Cutlet lovers??
And the other good news is,one can prepare the Cutlet mixture and can store in the refrigerator for a couple of days and can toast the cutlets whenever required.
The real crispiness for this Cutlet comes from the 'Bread Crumbs' (Rusk powder). 1/2 kg of rusk powder costs only Rs.25 and can last for many months when stored in refrigerator.
I'm posting this recipe for all those who missed that episode.Its definitely worth giving a try.

You will need:

4 large Carrots peeled and roughly chopped
2 medium tomatoes
1 large capsicum de-seeded and roughly chopped
1 Cup of Bread crumbs
2 tablespoon Corn flour
1 teaspoon of ginger-garlic paste
1 teaspoon of red chilli powder
1 teaspoon of Coriander powder
1 teaspoon of garam masala powder
salt to taste

Boil the carrots ,capsicum and tomatoes with very little water for 10-12 mins.

Strain completely and mash them with a potato masher or with a wooden pestle.
Add the dried spices,salt,corn flour and 1 cup of bread crumbs.Combine well.

Shape them into patties and coat them in remaining bread crumbs .
(Note:One can add more bread crumbs to the mixture if the patties are not holding the shape.)
Toast these patties in iron skillet till they become crispy in both the sides.A teaspoon of oil is sufficient for frying a batch of patties.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup..Or place it between two toasted buns or bread slices and devour them as if there is no tommorow!


  1. hi!i m anshita.ur this dish is relly nice, but quite difficult to make, why dnt u try some north dishes. i ll be waiting for dat..

  2. Hi anshita thank you for letting me know ur interest.Simple recipe series will start soon.Will be posting many north Indian dishes also..

  3. why dnt you try different types of Dosa's, I am eagery waiting to see that post.. anyway i too a gud cook.. i have tried Manchurian before few days and it have a nice taste.. So hope we both will be posting smt. good together..

  4. If this is low calorie, I wouldn't mind a low calories diet.

  5. @Anshita: If you find making this simple cutlet difficult...I wonder how will u deal with dosa...??

    This is a wonderful recipe. Thank you for posting.