Tip of the Day

"Use the water of boiled vegetables for gravy,doing so you get more flavour and you don't lose the nutrients which otherwise drain off with water.."

*Veggie Hearts

Are you are looking out for an appetizer or a snack recipe.....here is the recipe which everybody will love and it will help you win everyone's heart,he...he :)

Veggie Hearts

This recipe is similar to Aloo tikki but with a healthy twist.Everybody loves potato.....so along with potatoes I thought why not add other vegetables and make a more nutritious and tasty recipe. When I started making,I did not think that this recipe will turn out so yummy. I truly enjoyed Veggie hearts with onion slices and tamarind chutney.......they tasted awesome!!!

  • Potato 3 medium
  • Mixed vegetables,fresh/frozen 1cup (carrots, beans, corn, green peas, lima beans.You can add vegetables of your choice.)
  • Onion 1 small,finely chopped
  • Ginger-garlic paste 1tbsp
  • Mint 7-8 leaves, finely chopped
  • Cilantro (Corainder) 1tbsp,finely chopped
  • Lime juice 2 tsp
  • Garam masala 3-4 tsp
  • Cumin-corainder seeds powder (Jeera-dhania powder) 2-3 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for pan frying
  • Poppy seeds to coat
  • Bread crumbs 1/2 cup (for binding)
  • Boil and peel the potatoes. If you are using fresh vegetables,boil them also along with potatoes and if you are using frozen vegetables then thaw them before mashing.

  • Add all the ingredients to potato and mixed vegetable mixture,except oil and poppy seeds and mash thoroughly.

  • Divide the mixture into equal portions and keep aside.

  • Wash and dry you hands and apply a little oil to your palm.

  • Take each portion of the vegetable mixture and make a ball.

  • Gently flatten each ball into a round patty and give it the shape of a heart with a mould or even with hand.You can use any shape mould.

  • Repeat the procedure for the rest and then roll the hearts in a plate of poppy seeds such that they get coated on all sides.

  • Heat 1 tsp. oil in a non-stick pan over a low heat. Put 2-4 patties at a time depending on your pan size and pan-fry on both sides till crisp golden brown, adding oil if required.

  • Veggie hearts are now ready.

  • Serve hot with tamarind chutney or ketchup. I would suggest you to try with onion slices also,it tastes too good.

Serves 4

  • To prevent the patties from breaking,boil the potatoes in steam,don't use water.

  • Add some cornflour to the vegetable mixture if the patties are breaking.
This recipe is rushing to the Monthly Mingle - Appetizers & Hors'Doeuvres event hosted by Mansi of Fun and Food blog.This event was started by Meeta of What's For Lunch Honey?


Kunal said...

bahut achha hai bhabhi !!!

Mansi Desai said...

looks great Hetal! and who doesn't like potato patties:) thanks so much for sharing it with us at MM!:)

sireesha said...

Hetal,Veggie hearts are looking delicious and healthy..Pic are drooling.

Vandy said...

wow these look so delicious! love the way you've decorated them.

niya said...


Veggie Heart recipe's rich in nutrition. I think instead vegetables we can add minced meat also.

Thanks Hetal !! Waiting for more recipes..


Cham said...

He he, is it veggie heart or Art ? Lovely presentation, i like the way u showed it :)

Vanamala said...

lovely presentation....will try

Uma said...

wow, wonderful veggie hearts, Hetal! Lovely photos too. You have a great art in presentation!

Shweta said...

Little hearts look beautiful... very appetizing!

mirage2g said...

That looks cute! and tasty!

Hetal, please join the Food for Which My City/Town is knw for listing this month! Hope to see you there! Happy wekend! -G

Vani said...

The veggie hearts look yum! Very nicely presented too :)

Shubha Ravikoti said...

hi there....congrats on winning in GCC

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Check out my blog... have something for u there...:P

skribles said...

Hi Hetal, those hearts look yummy! ... A suprise is waiting for u in my blog at http://foodwithapinchoflove.wordpress.com/2008/06/07/100-posts-and-celebrating-it-with-an-award/

SASHREE said...

Hetal,veggie hearts are amazing.pictures are awesome,nice presentation..gr8 ideas rolling on ur mind..hehe.

farida said...

These hearts are so cute! Great presentation. and they look delicious too.

Uma said...

Hi Hetal, I have something for you on my blog. Check it out here:


Hope you like it dear!

Ranjani said...

They look so pretty! Bet they were yummy too:)

Vaidehi said...

pics are soooo nice... yummy..


Zalak said...

hey.. awesome hearts... n amazing way of presenting them.. long time... since i visited your blog... u seem to have become the popular one... lag raha hai.. most people cook looking at ur blog daily.. i am happy for you :)

Giddy Gastronome said...

Hi Hetal,
Thanks for the advice!
Maybe you can bring a batch of your gorgeous veggie hearts and I shall make you a tiramisu ( Has no liquor in it, which is on my blog ) and come and visit me. LOL!!! Together we can throw one rockin! party. What do ya say!!! Ha! ha! Love your creations!

Kavita said...

Hi, You reminded me of my Mom. She use to make these heart shaped veggie patties for me.