This gluten free vegetable cutlet is not only healthy but great for celiacs. I personally am very choosy when making my cutlets. I like them to taste of vegetables and not of bread and potatoes. The crunch in this cutlet is made using gluten free cereal. A very different and nourishing recipe indeed!
2 cups of mixed steamed vegetables cut into small pieces, (see the tip section on how to steam and which veggies are best to use)
1 cup of boiled and mashed potatoes
3/4 cup of dried soya mince, powdered ( i used my MAGIC BULLET)
2 tablespoons of crispy fried onions, Jains please omit
1 tablespoon of finely grated ginger, Jains please omit
1/4 teaspoon of Nitu Didi pure turmeric powder
1/4 cup of finely chopped coriander leaves
1 tablespoon of mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon of lemon pepper
1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin seeds
Salt and red chilli powder to taste
Chopped green chillies as needed
ALSO CAN ADD : Some garam masala (all spice) and some chaat masala to taste
FOR THE COATING:
Gluten free cereal of your choice (without sugar, ofcoruse), powdered in the blender
Oil for deep or shallow frying
Put the powdered soya mince and the spices in a bowl with some salt. Add the hot steamed veggies and mash with a fork or a masher till the vegetables are quite mashed but not totally mashed. Then add the mashed potatoes and mix well. You should get a firm mixture. Put the mixture aside for a few hours to harden a bit. The soya mince powder absorbs all the extra moisture in the mixture . Once the time has elapsed, taste for seasoning and correct. Shape into small cutlets. To do so take a bit of the mixture in your palm and applying a bit of pressure make it into a ball and flatten it. Put the powdered gluten free cereal onto a plate and put the vegetable cutlet on the plate and press slightly so that the cutlet is coated with the cereal. Turn around and let the other side get coated too. Heat some oil in a non stick frying pan and when hot shallow fry the cutlets on both sides till browned and crispy. Serve with your favourite sauce or chutney.
NITU DIDI TIP:
How to steam vegetables and which ones can you use? Cut the vegetables into cubes and place into a steamer or just boil them in salted water till done. Drain while still hot and mash. Proceed with the recipe.
WhIch vegetables can you use? Carrots, beans, peas, cauliflower, brocolli, sweet potato, cabbage etc. If you do not have a gluten allergy you can use an ordinary cereal
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