Vegetable Cutlets

Vegetable Cutlets

Vegetable Cutlets are scrumptious, flavorful patties made of a mixture of veggies and spices coated with bread crumbs and shallow-fried into gorgeous-looking golden-brown patties. The bread crumbs provide a crispy outer layer that thoroughly complements the soft, succulent inside filling made of potatoes, beans, carrots, peas, creating a tempting combination that is both delicious and nutritious. In addition, my recipe bestows a zingy, punchy savoriness to the cutlet, and would leave you wondering what you've been missing all these years :)

These appetizing Vegetable Cutlets are quick and easy to make, and can be enjoyed steaming-hot on their own with tomato ketchup or with Green Chutney (Cilantro-Mint Dipping Sauce), or packed in a bun and consumed as a veggie burger. They are the perfect snack for chilly & rainy days, and best enjoyed with a hot cuppa tea or coffee as you bite into their lip-smacking goodness. Kids love them too, so they are great for getting kids to get their daily diet of veggies. So if you have a bag of potatoes at home & veggies lying around in your fridge, it's time to get busy :)


Makes : 8 Pcs

2 large-size Potatoes; peeled & boiled
1/4 cup Green Peas (fresh or frozen); blanched & coarsely mashed
8 French Beans; ends trimmed, chopped
1/3 cup chopped Carrot; peeled
1" fresh Ginger; peeled & minced
1/3 cup finely chopped Onion
3-4 Serrano Green Chillies or to taste; destemmed & finely chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh Cilantro (Coriander) leaves
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper (Red Chilli Powder) or to taste; optional
1 tsp fresh Lemon juice
2 tbsp Bread Crumbs
1/2 cup Bread Crumbs for coating
2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour (Maida)
Oil as required

How to make Vegetable Cutlets

  1. Boil the veggies (carrots & beans) with enough water until soft. Drain the water thoroughly. Let the veggies cool down. Squeeze the veggies with your hands to remove the excess water. Mash the veggies coarsely & keep aside.
  2. Once the boiled potatoes have cooled down, mash them well in a large bowl. 
  3. Add the veggies, peas, ginger, onion, cayenne pepper, cilantro leaves, green chillies, lemon juice & 2 tbsp bread crumbs to the mashed potatoes. Mix them well. Add salt & mix again. 
  4. Divide the mixture into equal portions and form into balls. Take a ball in your palm, gently flatten the ball into a round patty. Keep aside. Repeat the same procedure with the remaining balls.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix all-purpose flour with enough water to make a thin paste. Ensure there are no lumps. Keep aside.
  6. Spread the 1/2 cup breadcrumbs on a plate.
  7. Dip a patty in the all-purpose flour paste. Quickly take it out & roll it in the breadcrumbs such that all sides get evenly coated. Keep it aside in a separate plate. Repeat the same procedure with the remaining patties.
  8. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan on medium heat. Shallow-fry the patties 3-4 at a time till both sides turn golden in color.  Drain on absorbent paper. Add more oil to pan if necessary.
  9. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or Green Chutney.

  1. You can deep-fry the patties if you are making in bulk as it saves time. Also, deep-frying gives a better look to the patties as it uniformly cooks the outer layer.
  2. If you like eggs, you can use beaten egg instead of all-purpose flour paste.
  3. You can form the patties into different shapes - such as oval shape or heart shape.


  1. There is an awesome Indian lady her name is Manjula... This sounds very close if not to her recipe which is an awesome recipe she cooks fantastic God bless have a great day and thanks for the great post ... :-)

    1. Thanks Susan! Vegetable Cutlets are very popular in India so a lot of Indian food blogs would have their own version of this dish - hope you enjoy my creation :)

      Happy Cooking!

  2. I love your pictures and recipes, they are mouth watering. Would love for you to share them with us at We are new but at we are not photography snobs, we are just foodies.

    1. Thanks for the lovely compliment! Would love to share my food pics with genuine foodie lovers. See you soon on :)

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