Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Veg Vermicelli Bird's Nest

Veg vermicelli cutlet is a delicious Indian snack. The combination of crunchy outer layer and soft inner layer makes a yummy evening snack. To make this healthier, I skipped potatoes. So, weight watchers can have it without any hesitation. It is very easy to prepare, takes only about 30 minutes. You can deep fry them, but I shallow fried it with less oil.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

Onion – 1, finely chopped
Carrot – 2, finely chopped
Cabbage – ¼, finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Cilantro – few
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
Salt – as needed
All-purpose flour- 2 tbsp
Roasted vermicelli – 1 cup
Oil – for shallow fry

1. Heat oil in a pan, saute onion till it turns translucent. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell leaves.
2. Add all the vegetables and saute till it gets cooked. Add all the spice powders, salt and fry till the raw smell leaves off.
3. Add lemon juice and cilantro, give a good mix. Switch off the flame and Keep it aside.
4. In a bowl mix all-purpose flour and water, In another bowl take roasted vermicelli.
5. Now shape the cooked veg mixture into cutlets, coat them with all-purpose flour mix and vermicelli.

6. Heat oil in pan, shallow fry the cutlet on both sides and serve hot with ketchup.

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