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One of the toughest tasks for a parent is to ensure that their munchkin is having enough portions of vegetables. This easy Veg Cutlets recipe made from a choice of boiled and mushy vegetables making it a nutritional snack. It is an ideal recipe for obstinate kids who do not have any interest in vegetables. The colour and texture of the cutlet make it irresistible for your toddler.
Gas Stove, Pressure Cooker
Type of Meal
Toddlers older than 18 months of age
Snack or mid-day meal
Side dish / Snacks
For pressure cooking:
|Potatoes (peeled and cubed)||2|
|Carrot (peeled and cubed)||¼ cup|
|Beans (finely chopped)||¼ cup|
|Sweet Corn||¼ cup|
|Salt||As per taste|
|Red chilli powder||¼ teaspoon|
|Cumin Powder||¼ teaspoon|
|Garam Masala||¼ teaspoon|
|Aamchur powder or Dry Mango Powder||½ teaspoon|
|Ginger Garlic Paste||1 teaspoon|
|Salt||As per taste|
|Cornflakes crushed||1 cup|
|Oil||For deep frying|
For corn flour batter:
|Corn flour||3 tablespoon|
|Maida or Plain Flour||2 tablespoon|
Learn how to make Veg Cutlets by following these step-by-step instructions to make it your kid’s most loved snack:
- Rinse, wash and boil the vegetables in the pressure cooker. On cooling, mash them completely.
- Add about ¼ cup of breadcrumbs.
- Now add the chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala, aamchur powder, ginger garlic paste, coriander and salt.
- Mix well with your hands to make a nice smooth dough.
- Next, take a bowl and prepare the cornflour batter by mixing the cornflour, maida, pepper, salt. Mix the water slowly to make a smooth batter that is lump free.
- Grease your hands with oil. Now take some portion of the dough and make small cylindrical or circular balls.
- Dip these balls into the cornflour batter one by one.
- Next, coat them with breadcrumbs or crushed cornflakes.
- Heat oil in a kadhai and wait until it heats up. Once you see smoke coming, reduce the flame and deep fry the cutlets one by one until golden brown.
- Serve hot with a dip or tomato sauce.
This homemade Veg Cutlets baby food recipe can be perfected with some additional tips :
- Do not add too much water when cooking the vegetables. Adding too much water will make the vegetables too mushy.
- If the vegetable mixture is too mushy, add some more breadcrumbs.
- You can choose to bake the cutlets to make them more healthy instead of deep-frying them. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree celsius and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Nutrition Information (Per 100 Grams)
Veg Cutlets for toddlers is packed with the goodness and richness of vegetables. Read on to find out more about its health benefits:
- Potatoes are a rich source of carbohydrates and provide energy.
- Carrots are rich in Vitamin A and help in improving vision.
- Beans are a great source of magnesium, iron, protein, fibre, folate and potassium all of which are essential of the healthy growth of the body.
- Sweet Corn promotes digestion and stimulates healthy vision.
- Peas are also rich in Vitamin C and also help in digestion.
- Beetroot is rich in iron and a perfect cure for anaemia. It is also rich in minerals and vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin E.
A few things to bear in mind while shopping:
- Make sure you buy fresh vegetables. It’s always best to go for organic vegetables as they are free from pesticides and chemicals.
- You can use frozen peas if you do not have fresh peas. Buy frozen peas in sealed form from supermarkets and make sure to check the expiry date before use.
- Try to use whole-wheat or brown bread as it is a healthier option than white bread.
Crisp from outside and soft from inside, Vegetable Cutlets are a delightful snack and appetizer for kids. The shape of the cutlet can be made appealing for the kid and served with a dash of dip or ketchup.