Monday, August 8, 2011

Mixed Vegetable cutlets- Iftar special

Ramadan is the month of fasting, which teaches about patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to God. This is the auspicious month for the revelations of God to mankind. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims will fast from dawn to dusk. At sunset, the family members will gather to break the fast which is called as Iftar. This is the month of giving and  sharing. There will be Iftar parties in which we will be inviting friends and receive invitations to share the food.

I am getting to make different varieties of food during Iftar. As my in-laws are with us these days, we are really enjoying our fasting. One such type of dish which I made is these vegetable cutlets. We can make this with chicken / mutton also. These cutlets are very healthy and nutritious as most of the veggies are used. My mom makes this usually, so I thought of making this, as this will be like a starter before a big meal.

  1. Potatoes- 2nos
  2. Carrots- 2nos (chopped)
  3. Beans- 3-4 nos (chopped)
  4. Cabbage- 1cup (chopped)
  5. Ginger and Garlic paste- 1tbsp
  6. Onions- 2nos (chopped)
  7. Green chillies- 2nos (chopped)
  8. Red chilli powder- 2tsp
  9. Coriander powder- 1tsp
  10. Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  11. Cumin powder- ½ tsp
  12. Garam Masala powder- 1tsp
  13. Coriander leaves- ¼ cup (chopped)
  14. Oil- 1tbsp and for shallow frying
  15. Bread crumbs- as required
  16. Egg- 1no

  1. Boil and mash the potatoes and keep it side.
  2. Chop all the vegetables in a food processor separately and keep them aside.
  3. Heat oil in wok, add onions and green chillies. When they turn light brown in colour add the ginger and garlic paste and and stir well.
  4. In this add the remaining vegetables (except potatoes) and salt and keep stirring well.
  5. When the raw smell of the vegetables disappear add all the powders one by one and mix well till everything is well blended.
  6. At last add the mashed potatoes and mix well till all the water is absorbed.
  7. Keep aside to cool.  Meanwhile heat sufficient oil in a nonstick pan for shallow frying.
  8. Beat an egg in a bowl and take bread crumbs in another bowl.
  9. When it is cooled make small round ball shape and spread it on your wet palm and shape into flat round patties of about ½ inch thick.
  10. Dip these cutlets in the egg mixture and then in the breadcrumbs and shallow fry till golden colour on both sides.
  11. Repeat this till all the cutlets are done and serve hot with sauce.

  • Make sure that the potato and vegetable mixture is dry, if not you can add breadcrumbs.

Sending this to Lubna’s Joy from fasting to feasting, Mona’s Hyderabadi Ramadan food festival 2011 and Jabeen’s Iftar nights


  1. We make these often, but your method of cooking the mixture is different. Yummy cutlets, perfect for Iftar :)

    Beautiful cutlets and the best part - they are vegetarian. Don't see them too much on blogs.

    Thanks for sharing.

    HOpe you have a wonderful month with fasting, prayers and time with family & good food.

  3. Dear Zarina
    Ramadan Karim
    Very nice dish for the Iftar, reminds me of Kuwait days and Calcutta too. For a moment I thought these are meat sammi Kebabs. :-). I think I will give a try soon.
    Have a great weel

  4. lovelyhealthy snack best for iftar

  5. Who will say no to cutlets?? lovely snack.. healthy too..

  6. woww.. a very healthy cutlet.. :) Ramdan MubaraQ. ini nattilekku enna?

  7. veggie cutlets sound and look delicious! nice pics dear :)

  8. Lovely cutlets..

  9. Perfect and healthy, they are great for breaking fast..

  10. So yummy! Cutlets are a must, especially for kids, for Iftar. I usually make mine with tuna, chicken or beef. Never really tried a veggie version before. Now I know where to come for a veg recipe, Zari :) Hope the fasting is going well for you and your family. Take care.

  11. salam zareena, many thanks for your kind visit.
    this is a healthy and appetising fritter recipe, suitable for iftar. may be tasty too if dip in chili sauce i guess?
    happy fasting to you, God Bless

  12. delicious looking vegetable cutlets looks wonderful

  13. Hi Zareena, came across your blog from others..and glad that I did, we literally just had tuna cutlets for Iftar few days ago, its refreshing to see the veg version here..may Ramadhan is going well for you and family:-)

  14. Very nice, healthy, yummy and tempting cutlet.Perfect for snacks.

  15. looks fabulous..

  16. Delicious and tempting cutlets.

  17. Thank you all for your lovely sweet notes.
    SM, Akheela, Jehanne- thank you so much for stopping by my space and leaving your wonderful comments. Thanks for all your support.

  18. Zareena.. This is such a perfect starter.. liked by all and can never go wrong.. :)

    Thanks For Linking it with Iftar Nights..

    Jabeen's Corner

    Ongoing Event-Iftar nights

  19. Wow...protein punch recipe....perfect snack for iftaar time....looks yum...thank u sending down to JFFTF-IV....

  20. I have never tasted this roti. Looks really yummy and bookmarked right away. will be trying..
    Restaurant in Rajendra Nagar


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