Veggie Eggplant Cutlet

Snacks, Starters, Veg Snacks, Veg Starters, Vegetarian

Adding a twist to the usual vegetable cutlets, this recipe for Veggie Eggplant Cutlet (Brinjal Cutlets) is a good alternative to the usual veggie or potato cutlet. This great new appetizer for dinner parties will have your guests asking for the recipe. 

Recipe

Preparation Time: 20 mins Cooking Time: 45 mins
Ingredients: Method:
  • 1 medium-sized eggplant / Brinjal, roasted (click here to know how to easily roast eggplants)
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1 medium-sized onion,  chopped
  • 8-10 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 cup coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mint leaves, finely chopped
  • fresh lemon
  • salt to taste

Spices

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala / any masala

Binding Agent and Frying Ingredients

  • 1 slice white bread
  • cornflour
  • rice Flour
  • bread crumbs
  • Heat some oil in a pan
  • Add chopped onions and let them be golden brown
  • Add ginger-garlic paste. Sauté well.
  • Add chopped chilies & add roasted eggplant/brinjal
  • Add turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala. Sauté well. 
  • Add salt to taste
  • Add mashed potatoes and mix well

Make the cutlets

  • Take above mixture in a big bowl.
  • Add the chopped mint and coriander leaves and squeeze some fresh lemon juice, mix well with fork
  • Add 1 slice of bread in the mixture as a binding agent. This will thicken the consistency of the mixture and we will be able to make cutlets out of it.

Shallow fry the cutlets

  • Once the mixture has cooled down, make medium-sized cutlet balls.
  • Add little water in the cornflour and mix it well, so that there won’t be lumps of cornflour remaining
  • Dip the cutlet ball in rice-flour from all sides and dust it so that cutlet is covered with a thin layer of flour.
  • Dip this in the cornflour water so that it has a thin coat of it on the cutlets
  • Finally, coat the cutlet in bread crumbs and give the cutlet the shape you want
  • Shallow fry these cutlets on medium heat

Enjoy this different form of vegetable cutlets with some chutneys. Get my chutney recipes here

Get more cutlet recipes here and here 

My easy method to roast eggplant in a pan:

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