Quinoa is a high protein content, sweet and nutty flavor, and delicate texture and a popular substitute for rice. Not only a substitute, it has gained immense popularity and is widely used in staples like quinoa pilaf, salads, patties and so on. This recipe is as simple just as my Beetroot cutlets , Bulgar wheat or quinoa salad.
It is an excellent idea for a vegan and vegetable burger. It can be either shallow fried, fried or baked as per preference. They are made with cooked quinoa , mashed potatoes, carrots, peas (any other veggies). This gorgeous blend along with the spices and the bread crumb crisp makes it look perfect and is a delicious appetizer. They can be made by adding paneer aswell. I even tried adding cooked chick peas or red kidney beans.
The most favourite part is they are so easy to prepare. By the time my potatoes and quinoa cook. I chop /shred all my veggies in my food pro, dump them together , give them a dash of spices and bring them together to roll these patties. So very interesting. Moreover, these cutlets can be refrigerated for about a week or freezed and used as and when required for about a month. All I need to do is pop them out of the freezer and crisp them a bit on my skillet/ panini press.
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- 1 cup Cooked Quinoa
- 1 cup Mixed boiled veggies carrots, beans, peas, cabbage…
- 2 Medium sized potatoes Boiled and smashed
- 1 cup Bread crumbs Keep extra bread crumbs for coating
- 1 teasp Green chilli paste
- 1 tsp red chilli flakes
- olive oil for shallow frying
- Salt as per taste
- Cook 1 cup quinoa with 1 cup water and salt in a pressure cooker or in a pot.
- Take mashed potatoes in a mixing bowl
- Add the cooked quinoa and veggies to it.
- Add chilli and chilli flakes and salt.
- Add 1 cup bread crumbs
- Give everything a mix and make a dough (no water needed)
- Now make small lemon sized balls and roll a patty.
- Now coat the patties in bread crumb again.
- Heat a pan and apply olive oil over it. Now roast/shallow fry the patties from both sides until golden brown.
- Serve with ketchup or your favourite dip.
- You can use any of your favourite veggies.
- Bread crumbs can be replace with cereal crumb, rava(sooji) or toast crumb.
- You can even deep fry them. I did not deep fry.
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