Appetizers, Snacks
Comments 10

Baked Cracker Cutlets

Baked Cracker Cutlets - a delightfully yummy cutlet made by sandwiching a vegetable medley filling between crackers, this easy appetizer is baked to perfection. Crispy, explosive, and vibrant, these are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering! Pair this with a tangy mustard aioli for an awesome appetizer!

A delightfully yummy cutlet made by sandwiching a vegetable medley filling between crackers, this easy appetizer is baked to perfection. Crispy, explosive, and vibrant, these are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering!

The filling is really what makes this cutlet’s flavor so bold. It’s packed with fresh vegetables for a wide variety of textures and flavors, along with some potato for balance. Now the really interesting thing about this is that it uses daily and common items like crackers and elevates them to a gorgeous party appetizer.

These cutlets have a great balanced taste, which is a great start to a meal. While they do have a bold filling, the cracker outside creates a more neutral and complex palette. Paired with a tangy mustard aioli, the impeccable flavor, simple preparation, and available ingredients make this an awesome appetizer!

STEP BY STEP VIDEO:

Baked Cracker Cutlets - a delightfully yummy cutlet made by sandwiching a vegetable medley filling between crackers, this easy appetizer is baked to perfection. Crispy, explosive, and vibrant, these are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering! Pair this with a tangy mustard aioli for an awesome appetizer!

Baked Cracker Cutlets - a delightfully yummy cutlet made by sandwiching a vegetable melody filling between crackers, this easy appetizer is baked to perfection. Crispy, explosive, and vibrant, these are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering! Pair this with a tangy mustard aioli for an awesome appetizer!

Baked Cracker Cutlets - a delightfully yummy cutlet made by sandwiching a vegetable melody filling between crackers, this easy appetizer is baked to perfection. Crispy, explosive, and vibrant, these are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering! Pair this with a tangy mustard aioli for an awesome appetizer!

Baked Cracker Cutlets - a delightfully yummy cutlet made by sandwiching a vegetable medley filling between crackers, this easy appetizer is baked to perfection. Crispy, explosive, and vibrant, these are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering! Pair this with a tangy mustard aioli for an awesome appetizer!

Baked Cracker Cutlets - a delightfully yummy cutlet made by sandwiching a vegetable melody filling between crackers, this easy appetizer is baked to perfection. Crispy, explosive, and vibrant, these are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering! Pair this with a tangy mustard aioli for an awesome appetizer!

5 from 3 votes
Baked Cracker Cutlets - a delightfully yummy cutlet made by sandwiching a vegetable medley filling between crackers, this easy appetizer is baked to perfection. Crispy, explosive, and vibrant, these are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering! Pair this with a tangy mustard aioli for an awesome appetizer!
Baked Cracker Cutlets
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Baked Cracker Cutlets - a delightfully yummy cutlet made by sandwiching a vegetable medley filling between crackers, this easy appetizer is baked to perfection. Pair this with a tangy mustard aioli for an awesome appetizer for your party!

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 184 kcal
Author: Nidhi Bothra
Ingredients
Cutlet
  • 24 crackers
  • 1/2 cup potatoes , boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup paneer , crumbled or grated
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup bell peppers , mixed colors
  • 1/4 cup carrots , grated
  • 2 tbsp beetroot , grated
  • 1/4 cup cilantro , chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger , minced
  • 1 tsp green chili , minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp oil
  • 1/4 cup cheese , grated
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp mango powder
  • salt  to taste
  • lemon juice  to taste
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 4 tsp water
  • 2 tbsp butter , for greasing
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds , for garnish
  • 1/8 tsp mixed herb blend , for garnish
Mustard Aioli
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp mustard sauce
  • salt  to taste
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder  or 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp honey  (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat and sauté carrots, bell peppers, ginger, green chilies, and corn for 5 minutes.
  2. Add in paneer, potatoes, and beetroot. Also, mix in salt, red chili powder, mango powder, chaat masala, lemon juice, and cilantro. Make sure to mix well and sauté for another 4 minutes.

  3. Take the filling out into a large bowl and add some cheese. Allow it to cool and check the seasoning or adjust it based on your preferences. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350oF.

  4. Mix the cornstarch and water, making a slurry. It should be at a buttermilk consistency, not too thick or thin so it just seals the cutlet together.
  5. Sandwich about 1 tbsp of filling between two crackers, it should be approximately 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.
  6. Now, with the help of a brush or small spoon, gently drizzle the slurry around the edges of the cutlet to make sure it holds its form.
  7. Continue this process until the filling is over or until you have your desired amount. Arrange the cutlets on a baking sheet.
  8. Melt butter and brush each cutlet with it. Sprinkle some herbs and sesame seeds on the cutlets, and bake them for 10-15 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil or any herb and enjoy!

  9. For mustard aioli, whisk mayonnaise, mustard sauce, salt, pepper and garlic powder together. If you like, add 1/2 tsp honey for a hint of sweetness.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  • These can also be fried instead of baked.
  • If you don't like potatoes, you can make the entire filling from paneer.
  • You can also serve them with any sauce or chutney of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Cracker Cutlets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 201mg 8%
Potassium 118mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 28.4%
Vitamin C 12.4%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step videos.

DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?

Don’t forget to tag @naturallynidhi on Instagram and hashtag it #naturallynidhi. You can also post your pictures to my facebook page.

I’d love to hear how the recipe turned out and what you think  in the comment section below. Find me on Instagram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr and share your creation with me!

Baked Cracker Cutlets - a delightfully yummy cutlet made by sandwiching a vegetable melody filling between crackers, this easy appetizer is baked to perfection. Crispy, explosive, and vibrant, these are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering! Pair this with a tangy mustard aioli for an awesome appetizer!

10 Comments

    • Nidhi Bothra says

      Yes do give it a try. Hope you love it as much as we did!!

  1. Kathleen says

    I’m thinking of trying this with tofu instead of paneer to make it vegan, maybe some nutritional yeast instead of cheese. Sounds interesting.

    • Nidhi Bothra says

      Thanks!!
      Yes absolutely you can do any filling of your choice. Just keep in mind that the filling is dry. Take extra firm tofu and take out extra water with the help of kitchen towel by pressing it gently and then crumble it. Make the filling with all veggies and any spices or herbs of your choice.
      It’s an excellent appetizer you will love it for sure!

  2. Very innovative !! Will try this recipe and post pictures soon ! Thanks for sharing

    • Nidhi Bothra says

      Aww thanks. They are delicious you will surely love it. Waiting for pics…!!

Leave a Reply