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Colorful n healthy after-school snacks

Updated on September 20, 2016
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Cooking is one of my passions. Though I am working, I make nutritious and tasty food at home. I use minimal oil and no artificial colors.

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yummy cutlets
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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 18 cutlets


  • 1 1/2 cup hakka noodles, boiled
  • 1/2 cup cheese, grated
  • 5 tsp all purpose flour/maida
  • 1/4 cup capsicum, finely cut
  • 1/4 cup cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup coriander/cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/8 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil for shallow frying
  • 1 green chilli
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger

Tip for easy cooking

  1. Keeping ready all ingredients, before starting cooking, makes the process easy and hazzle-free.

Step-By-Step Photos Showing Cooking

Cutlet mix
Cutlet mix
Yummy cutlets
Yummy cutlets

Dough Preparation

Boil hakka noodles in water, for 8-9 minutes or as directed on the packet. Drain the water, and run cold water over the noodles. Drain it once again. Keep the noodles aside.

Prepare a coarse mix of green chilli, garlic and ginger. Keep aside.

Take a mixing bowl. Pour all the ingredients upto 'salt to taste'. Add the ground masala mix. Sprinkle few drops of water if needed, to get a firm dough.

Cutlet Preparation and Cooking

Take out a lemon size dough and shape it like a cutlet. Prepare 6-8 such shapes. Heat a pan. Pour 1/2 tsp olive oil or any other cooking oil on the pan. Place the shapes on the pan. Pour few drops of oil on top of each shape. Let the heat be medium high.

Turn them upside down after 2-3 minutes. Pour few drops of oil on the top. Cook for 2-3 minutes. You can keep the pan covered during cooking. This will quicken the cooking process. Once both sides are golden brown, remove them on a serving plate. Noodles and cheese cutlets are ready to eat.

Serve hot cutlets with tomato sauce. Arrange the cutlets in an artistic way to please your kids!


You can also use vegetables of your choice, like fresh peas, french beans, carrot etc. in this recipe. See that you are not using too many veggies. If you are using carrot and french beans, parboil them before mixing with the dough.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 100g
Calories 352
Calories from Fat135
% Daily Value *
Fat 15 g23%
Unsaturated fat 14 g
Carbohydrates 54 g18%
Sugar 02 g
Fiber 40 g160%
Protein 37 g74%
Cholesterol 01 mg
Sodium 25 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    ShailaSheshadri 21 months ago from Bengaluru

    A perfect after school snack for kids and young adults.