Baked Soy n Vegetable chop from Leftover

10:28 AM

As promised here is the low fat monsoon goodies that I prepared from the boiled vegetables after the preparation of the stock. I actually incorporated the almost soggy veggies to my normal soy nuggets cutlet recipe, with some hot n spicy homemade pickle pieces to give it more tang. Instead of frying the prepared chops I also baked them to make it healthy and guilt free. And just look at the picture you will know what I mean by they come out absolutely delicious. I guess we all cant stop munching on deep fried goodies when it starts to pour. They make the monsoon magical with that hot and spicy deep-fries with tongue tickling chutneys. For some people monsoon is synonymous to pakoras and unfortunately my hubby falls in that group. And now that he comes home early (he leaves early to avoid the never ending jams in the roads) he always expects me to make something hot to boost up the somehow glum weather. And these baked roundels are my answers to such cravings. the addition of pickle makes it difficult to stop munching on them…the aroma of the piquant pickle spices will make you crave more…and that’s a promise. But before I get into the recipe here is some awards that some of my blogger friends remembered to share with me.
First is the Loving blogger award from the very talented Aipi of Us masala. she is a new blogger but an well seasoned cook. Whatever Indian or Western dishes she whip up in her kitchen comes looking absolutely delectable. And once you visit her site you would only drool and drool and drool at her food photography. Thanks a ton Aipi for your generousness and sweet comments.

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Now the guideline says that I now have to spill 7 of my secrets, which I have already done HERE.

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Baked Veg n Soy Chops from Leftovers

Boiled leftover veggies from HERE: 1 cup
Boiled mashed poatato: ¾ cup
Soaked soy nuggets: 12-15 pieces
Onion: 1 big
Ginger-garlic paste: 11/2 tsp
Hot lime pickle: 1 tsp (you can substitute it with any pickle of your choice or with 1 tsp lemon juice)
Coriander leaves: handful
Green chilies: 2-3
Bhaja masala: 1 tsp
Chickpea flour(besan): 2 tbsp
Stale bread: 2 pieces
Oil: 1 tbsp

For baking the chops:

First soak the soy nuggets for 10 minutes for making them soft. After that squeeze and drain the excess water and roughly chop them in small pieces. Keep aside.

Mix together the leftover boiled veggies and the lime pickle. (I used the blender).

Now heat the oil in a pan and add the chopped green chilies. Add the chopped onion-ginger-garlic paste and fry on low heat till oil starts oozing out at the sides.

Then add the soy pieces and salt. Fry till all the mixture looks dry and cooked.

Add the mashed potatoes and give a good stir to mix everything together. Cook on low till the mixture becomes dry. Take off and let it cool.

Preheat the oven at 175C. Line one baking tray with silver foil.

Dip the bread pieces in water and by pressing in your palms squeeze all the excess water. Mash it with the potato mixture along with the chickpea flour, chopped coriander and bhaja masala. These will help in binding the mixture. Check and adjust the seasoning as per your taste.

Now take some mixture in your hand and prepare them in the shapes of round patties. Roll in breadcrumb to get a good coat. Place them carefully on the tray.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or till golden. Check in between.

Serve with tomato and chili sauce or any chutney of your choice.
Your light, guilt free and pocket friendly Monsoon snacks are ready. enjoy with your favourite magazine and hot masala tea.

A Homemaker’s note:
These make excellent filling for burgers with some cheese and salad.

You can also fry them if you like, but the baked ones are as good as fried staffs.

Sharmi's Lets Munch.

Scrumptious Delights from Leftovers at Seduce your taste buds.

and also to Sara's Monthly Mingle: Party Treats. a monthly theme based food event started by Meeta.
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  1. That looks really yummy and perfect for an evening snack.

  2. simply superb dear... wanna grab it from the pic...

  3. luks so delicious and crispy outside.. nice color... and moreovr very healthy.. goodwork.. to make with left over...perfect for an evening snack.. happy to follow ur blog

  4. delicious n healthy cutlets looks ...awesome ..congrats dear for somany wonderful awards


  5. droolworthy and yummilicious recipe.

  6. now That's the way to make great use of leftovers! I love vegetable chops. ur version is YUM!
    Congrats on your award n thanks a lot 4 the lovely words..i am flattered :)

  7. Looks so healthy and delicious.. Adding pickle is new to me..sure will try next time..

    Congarts on Awards dear.

  8. that is such an awesome tea time snack..esp on a rainy day!

  9. Looks crispy n crunchy Saya..Good for the moonsoon with chai nah?

  10. great, healthy and delicious cutlet...and thanks for those lovely words dear..appreciated..

    And yeah good to know little more about you...

  11. looks lovely! Can I have a bite ?
    And baked ? Wow - I am in for a party whenever you invite...

  12. Fabulous recipes. I am a fan. Hope you can stop by My Dream Canvas for visit!

  13. Very crispy looking soya cutlets dear. Loved the way you have prepared the recipe with leftovers.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  14. Perfet evening snack.looks so crispy:)

  15. Healthy and yummy cutlets, beautiful clicks sayanthani and congrats on your awards, you deserve it and many more...

  16. Guilt free healthy snack,loved the photography,last one is awesome!

  17. Excellent snack with leftover veggies..Looks yum!!

  18. they look delicious! I can imagine them being served for a picnic, or as little snacks! yumyum!!

  19. Looks and sounds yummy....I love Bengali food!Have to add your blog to my food blogroll...! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying all those wonderful things!

  20. Yummy and healthy.. looks perfect :)

  21. Lovely and crispy idea for a snack.

  22. Yummy chops, perfect for the rainy season.

  23. thiki..borsha manei khali bhajhabhujhi khete mon kore...chop gulo darun tempting hoechhe....

  24. Great use of leftover, it looks like a gourmet food

  25. Veg chop looks crispy, yummy and mouth watering. Perfect for snacks with garmagaram chai.

  26. Please collect your award from my blog.

  27. Amazing picture, you have created this innovative snack made of leftover and it is so healthy, I don't mind to munch on this throughout the day, YUM!

  28. From the looks of it, I won't be able to stop munching either. This is a really nice snack.

  29. breadcrumb topping makes such a difference and gives a wonderful crust to these cutlets. looks so delicious. i can imaging you savoring these snacks now while its poring its outside :)

  30. Perfect snacks for the monsoon.Thanks for sending it to the event :)

  31. Nice way to use up leftover veges.

  32. Loved it all the ways. Thanks for sharing.


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