Monday, September 24, 2012

Quinoa Cutlet

Quinoa that was being set to make a Salad turned  to a cutlet....Shallow fried with minimum spices and loads of colorful veggies...and yes very delicious....You will definitely love it...
Before running to prepare this here is some things on how it is... This recipe is purely a mixture(all things I could grab and feel at that moment) of this and that...First of all dont think about the Indian cutlets with loads of spices...Here it is minimum...No cooked softened veggies...You get a crunch from the half cooked stuffs all this adds the nutty texture of quinoa...Potatoes give it a mild smooth feel and the mild heat by the green chilies...Hmmm...No not crispy as deep fried with a coating but still has a crispy feel to it... Altogether we enjoyed everything about it...

Quinoa-1/2 cup(cooked)
Beetroot-1/3 cup(grated)
Carrot-1/3 cup(grated)
Potato-1 (medium sized,boiled)
Coriander seeds-1 tbsp(crushed)
Pepper corns-1 tbsp(crushed)
Fennel seeds-1/4 tsp(fry in oil)
Green chili-1(chopped finely)
Lemon juice-1 to 2 tsp
salt to taste
onion-1/4 piece
oil-1 tsp
Oil for shallow frying.

Method of Preparation:
1. Cook quinoa with little salt and once done drain the water and set aside.Fluff the grains and if you feel it sticks keep in the refrigerator for some time. It works well.
2. Boil the potato, mash it and set aside.
3. Coarsely crush the coriander,pepper corns and set aside.
4. Heat oil in a wok and add the fennel seeds, mix for few seconds and then add the onion to it.
5. Cook for few minutes till translucent then add carrots, beets and green chilies and cook covered for few minutes  till it becomes slightly soft.then open and cook it till it becomes dry.Turn off the heat.
6. When mixture turns warm add it to the mashed potatoes, crushed spices, salt and lemon juice ..Mix well with hands/spoon.
7. Heat a tsp of oil on a griddle.Take a lemon sized ball of the mix and flatten it slightly on ur palm.
8.  Place it on the hot oil and cook it till that side turns light brown. Turn it with the help of two spoons and cook other side too. Add more oil(1 tsp at a time) if required.Cook 2 or 3 patties at a time according to the griddle size.
9. Serve warm.

1. Don't cook the veggies for long time. The veggies used here can be eaten raw just cook for few minutes.
2. As quinoa is added it has a nutty texture and taste.
3. While shallow frying be careful while turning it.Need to be really soft while doing it.
4. There should not be water in it. If  the dough looks too soft add little bread crumbs to thicken it.
5.Cooking Quinoa:  Cook quinoa with required water and pinch of salt for 15 min or until you see a thread like stuff from the quinoa. Then drain the remaining water and keep aside to cool. Or you can cook quinoa(the above given amount) with just 1 cup water till the water is completely evaporated and quinoa is cooked.
6. This can be eaten with a sprinkle of chat masala and chopped onions...Perfect Indian style and it taste wonderful that way.



  1. Healthy and delicious..loved this crisp quinoa cutlet recipe!

  2. such a healthy and yummy recipe. I really want to include quinoa in our diet but never got to see it here.

  3. Healthy n delicious cutlets. would love to grab one

  4. Very tempting pics Reshmi....feel like grabbing a bite now..

  5. Something new to me but the cutlets looks super tasty:)

  6. Something new to me but the cutlets looks super tasty:)

  7. very healthy and yummy snack....

  8. wow...very healthy one..Tempting clicks!!

  9. good recipe and pics!!!...i also made these last week but mine was a little different...i first tried to fry them but they feel apart and that's when I tried the sear them on the griddle and it worked well.... :)

  10. Quinoa cutlet..that is a superb idea..! Healthy and wholesome:-) Lovely clicks..esp the first one!

  11. Crispy and healthy cutlets....yummy.

    Today's recipe:

  12. Healthy & delish!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. yummy tempting and inviting cutlets.

  14. Yummy and healthy cutlets,love the clicks dear.

  15. Adding everything together,got u something very interesting & delicious,Unique & lovely!!
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  16. very healthy n equally delicious cutlets...lovely presentation...

  17. wow..thts a delicious cutlet indeed!! Loved the recipe :)

  18. Wow, this is made of quinoa? Unbelievable that you can shape it into a cutlet. I also love beets!

  19. Quinoa cutelet looks delicious Love the click Reshmi.

  20. tht's looks so tempting n healthy ...yum

  21. Healthy and delicious snack. Nice clicks

  22. Never tried making cutlets with quinoa.Sounds tempting.

  23. I always like the way you click the recipes. It makes us drool here. An awesome recipe!!

  24. Such a healthy and super colourful cutlets,my kind of food.

  25. The cutlets have turned out well. Looks like they held their shape.

  26. What lovely cutlets. This really sounds delicious and your photos have made it possible for others to duplicate your success. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  27. Luce delicioso e irresistible muy buena receta,abrazos hugs,hugs.u

  28. ആശംസകള്‍............... ബ്ലോഗില്‍ രണ്ടു പുതിയ പോസ്റ്റുകള്‍........ വിലക്കുകള്‍ ഇല്ലാത്ത ലോകത്തിലേക്ക്‌, തനിയാവര്‍ത്തനം ...... വായിക്കണേ.............

  29. Love the cutlets. The pics are very nice, I feel it is difficult to take nice pics of things like cutlets, samosas etc.

  30. Great recipe!! Tried it tonight! The kids loved it & me & my husband couldn't stop eating them!! Best part is I got a reason to use a beet lying in the pantry!! Very delicious!! Thank you for the idea!!


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