Hearty Cutlets ( Finger Foods for Kids )

The beetroot gives this heart-shaped cutlet a nice pink colour making it very attractive to the eye. Filled with an assortment of vegetables, these cutlets are a tasty, nutritious snack. They make an ideal snack-box item too.

Hearty Cutlets ( Finger Foods for Kids )

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Hearty Cutlets ( Finger Foods for Kids ) recipe - How to make Hearty Cutlets ( Finger Foods for Kids )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     12Makes 12 cutlets
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2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup peeled and finely chopped potatoes
1 cup peeled and finely chopped carrots
1 cup stringed and finely chopped french beans
2 cups finely chopped cabbage
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp green chilli paste
salt to taste
1 tsp chilli powder
3 tbsp cornflour
1/2 cup boiled and finely chopped beetroot
1/2 cup plain flour (maida) mixed with 5 tbsp water
bread crumbs for the coating
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
tomato ketchup

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
  2. Add the potatoes, carrots, french beans, cabbage, turmeric powder, chilli powder, green chilli paste and salt and mix well.
  3. Cover with a lid and cook till the vegetables are cooked, while stirring twice and between.
  4. Sprinkle the cornflour on the vegetables, mix well and cook again for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add the beetroot and mix well.
  6. Mash the vegetables using the back of a spoon and keep aside to cool slightly.
  7. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions, shape each portion into a 67 mm. (2½”) in diameter, using a heart-shaped cookie cutter.
  8. Dip the cutlets into the flour mixture and roll in bread crumbs till they are evenly coated from both the sides.
  9. Heat the oil in a kadhai on a medium flame and deep-fry till they are golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
  10. Cool slightly and serve immediately with tomato ketchup.
Nutrient values per cutlet
Energy111 cal
Protein1.9 g
Carbohydrates14 g
Fiber1.5 g
Fat5.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A166.9 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.8 mg
Vitamin C23.9 mg
Folic Acid19.6 mcg
Calcium25.1 mg
Iron0.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium6.4 mg
Potassium79.6 mg
Zinc0.3 mg