Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Savory Zucchini Tots

Zucchini is such a versatile vegetable. It can blend in anything and everything. I make these little beauties whenever kids are in mood for a savory treat.

They are very low in calories. Zucchini itself is low in cholestrol and high in protein, Vitamin A and minerals. So it's a win win situation for me when kids ask for more every time. I had gotten this idea of tots from a fitness site and made it my own. It almost tastes like fried bhajiya's. Ever since, we all are big fan of these treats.


Zucchini, grated - 1 1/2 cup
Onions, chopped fine - 1/2 cup 

Potato - grated - 1/4 cup
Parmesean Cheese - 1/2 cup
Bread Crumbs- 1/2 cup
Eggs - 1 Large/ 2 medium

Ginger - lime size - grated
Lime juice - 1 tsp.
Salt to taste
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil/ Butter spray

Method of Preparation:

~ Mix all the ingredients (except the spray ofcourse)
~ Preheat the oven at 400 degrees. Grease or spray the muffin tin.
~ Spoon in the zucchini mixture into all the muffin tin equally and pat it down.
~ Bake for 20 - 30 minutes or till the brown crust forms on the edges.
~ Serve it hot with your favorite sauce or ketchup.


~ Instead of grating, you can chop the vegetables finely in a food processor and use it.
~ You can use different variety of cheese, parmesean gives a nice taste, which we like.
~ Instead of using muffin tins you can tap it down in a oven safe dish and cut it into pieces to serve.

Sending this to event on my space Bon Vivant #7 - Baked Goodies

Linking this to Bake Fest hosted by FoodOMania


  1. Very flavorful tarts. Simple but fabulous.

  2. Oh they look like cutlets!!! but some much healthier.. I do not get zuchini... what other vegetable can I use?


    1. Sowmya, you can use any kind of squash.. there is yellow squash, pattypan squash, summer squash, some small pumpkin variety will be good too. Even cucumber might be close in texture, though it will taste very different. You can use peeled and deseeded eggplant (baighan) maybe. But I had read somewhere that, frozen and thawed green peas were the best substitutes.. Not sure, since I have never tried.

  3. They did turn out lovely.


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