Friday, September 14, 2012

Vegetable Cutlet

Vegetable cutlet/vegetable Chop is the mouth watering Dish. When i was small ,my father use to get it from a restaurant, since it was one of my favorite snack so, i used to eat it with all heart and soul. Its healthy as it contains boiled vegetables and also lots of other micro nutrients.
They are so many versions of it. In some parts of India we get the very flat type with bhujia as the topping over it. In area nearby areas of  west Bengal,they will put peanuts, cashew nuts with a thin layer of bread crumbs, all rolled up..and many more versions. The one that i am going to share is the type prepared in West Bengal area.

  • Boiled potatoes- 2 large in size
  • Boiled Beet root- 1 medium in size
  • Carrots- 2 large in size
  • All purpose flour
  • Ginger garlic paste
  • Peanuts and cashewnuts - Roasted
  • Salt as per taste
  • Green chillies
  • Onion- 1 medium in size(finely chopped)
  • Oil 
  • Bread crumbs
Method of Preparation:
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan.
  • if you do not have roasted cashew nuts or peanuts, you can roast them now.
  • After the nuts have been roasted , add green chilies and onion. Saute it for some time.
  • Add garlic-ginger paste,fry until the raw smell is over.
  • Now add all the vegetables and fry. Mash them,add salt.
  • Turn off the heat.
Preparation for frying the chops.
  • Now prepare small balls out of the vegetable mixture.
  • make a thin paste of all purpose flour and add salt to it.
  • Dip the ball in the flour for a thin coating.
  • Immediately roll the ball over the bread crumbs.
  • Now deep fry them until golden color appears
Your Vegetable chop/Cutlet is ready to be served. Serve it with some chutney or sauce.

Enjoy :-)

By: Sushmita Pandit

Dalia khichri/ Wheat Rice Khichri

In this very fast life, on coming to food we often end up eating fast food ,just to save time. To bring in notice there are so many healthy food which are quick and easy to prepare, nutritious and tasty as well.  It save one from damage to health and time too. One of them is the wheat rice.It is easily digestible food, contains fibers and lots of other nutrients. It can be consumed by a wide range of age group, Say 8 months infant to 90 years old. One way to consume this item is to prepare its khichri .
Here's the recipe:This will serve four


  • Wheat rice -1/2 cup
  • Tur Dal/lentil-1/2 cup
  • Butter(unsalted)-2 TSP
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 TSP
  • Salt As per taste
  • Turmeric powder-1 tea spoon
  • Tomato- 1
  • Green Chillies- 1 (optional)


  • In a deep vessel such as cooker, heat the butter.
  • Once the butter has melted,add cumin seeds and allow it to crackle.
  • Now add wheat rice, and fry it for 1 min.
  • wash the dal/lentil ,and add it.
  • Add salt, tomato, turmeric and 2 cups of water.
  • Cover the lid of the cooker and on medium flame ,wait for 5 whistles.
  • let the steam of the cooker settle. 
  • Serve it hot with/without curd.
I have prepared it several times. Most of my friends and family members love it. Hope you enjoy it too. :-)

By: Sushmita Pandit