I have never been a fan of the frozen food. Though it might be convenient but you never get that taste which you get from fresh food. When it comes to finger food I always like to prepare the dishes from scratch. Today’s recipe is an appetizer/snack that you can prepare for your parties or as an evening snack. It is a very healthy recipe if you replace the deep frying with a healthier cooking option such as shallow frying or baking.
So without any further due let’s get started with the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes- 5, medium sized (boiled and mashed)
  • Green peas- ½ cup (boiled)
  • Carrot- 1, small (grated)
  • Capsicum- 1, small (finely chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste- ½ tsp.
  • Mixed herbs- ½ tsp.
  • Red chilli powder- ¼ tsp.
  • Garam masala- ¼ tsp.
  • Black pepper- ½ tsp. (crushed)
  • Coriander leaves- 1 tbsp.
  • Roasted besan/cornflour- 3 tbsp. + 2 tbsp.
  • Cheese- ¼ cup (grated)
  • Oats- ½ cup (coarsely ground)
  • Water- 2 tbsp.
  • Oil for deep frying

Procedure-

  1.  In a bowl add the mashed potatoes, boiled green peas, grated carrot and chopped capsicum.
  2.  Add all the ground spices, salt and herbs.
  3.  Now add the besan/cornflour and the grated cheese. Mix everything really well.
  4.  Add the ground oats and mix again. Check the seasoning.
  5.  Now divide the mixture into small lemon sized portions and make into little nugget shapes.
  6.  Once all the nuggets are ready, combine 2 tbsp. besan/cornflour with 2 tbsp. water and keep aside. Also, take out some of the ground oats on a plate for breading the nuggets.
  7.  Dip the nugget in the flour liquid first and then roll it in the ground oats so that the nuggets are well breaded from all the sides.
  8.  Heat oil in a frying pan or kadhai and deep fry the nuggets till golden and crisp.
  9.  Serve the veg nuggets with ketchup or your favourite dipping sauce.
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