How to make easy cheesy homemade vegetable nuggets recipe | mccain style veggie nuggets


McDonald's child vegetable nuggets at home
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Vegetable nuggets are a delicious alternative to the traditional meat based nuggets.If you are a vegetarian and want a healthy tasty snack , these veggies nuggets are really meant for you. Let’s learn how to make these at home and how can we enjoy them in the best possible ways.

The beauty of these vegetable nuggets is that they are very versatile. You can use a wide variety of vegetables and ingredients to create these nutritious snack.

Easy to make vegetable nuggets

Vegetable nuggets by fast food chain joints

Big restaurants and food chain joints like McDonald’s, KFC and Burger king have their own version of these veg nuggets, with a little here and there changes in the spices and ingredients used.These nuggets are primarily made using vegetable mix ( also might include cheese and potatoes ), bread crumbs and seasonings. They are comparatively lower in fat and calories to the chicken nuggets,offering a flavourful, healthy and satisfying fast food snack option.

McDonald's child vegetable nuggets at home

Homemade vegetable nuggets 

Although you get a quick, easy and convenient option of making these vegetable nuggets at home without prep work,using McCain’s ready made Veg nuggets which ofcourse being packaged food has its own cons.

So still making these veg nuggets at home comes with added benefits. You have complete control over all the ingredients, ensuring they are fresh, clean and fall under your own healthy dietary needs. Plus you can  customize it to suit your own taste buds.You can enjoy them with any chutney or dip of your choice.

Baking vegetable nuggets recipe 

Baking vegetable nuggets instead of frying,using an oven or air fryer can turn them more healthy.It can reduce the amount of calories and increase the crispy texture.Bake at 200⁰C for 15 minutes.

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Can I freeze homemade veggie nuggets ?

Yes, you can freeze them in an air tight container for about 3 months.

Are veg nuggets healthier than chicken nuggets ?

Generally yes, veggie nuggets are lower in fats and calories.They contain more fibre and vitamins.

How can I make veg nuggets gluten free ?

Here you just need to use gluten free bread crumbs and gluten free batter for coating.

Are there any vegan cheese options for cheesy veg nuggets ?

Yes, you can use vegan cheese and Tofu.

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Easy to make vegetable nuggets

How to make easy cheesy homemade vegetable nuggets recipe | mccain style veggie nuggets

Enjoy veg nuggets fried or baked
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 16
Calories 160 kcal


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin / Zeera
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste / Lasan
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste / Adrakh
  • 1 finely chopped Onion
  • 1 tsp Chilli paste
  • 1/4 cup shredded Carrot / Gajar
  • 1/4 cup grated Cauliflower / Gobhi
  • 1/4 cup grated Cabbage / Pata ghobi
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Capsicum / Shimla mirch
  • 1/4 cup frozen or boiled peas / Matar
  • 1/4 cup frozen or boiled Sweet corn / Makki
  • Salt to taste / Namak
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper / Kali or salad mirch
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder / Dhaniya
  • 1 tsp Chaat masala
  • 1/4 cup pressure cooked Kidney beans / Rajma
  • 1/4 cup pressure cooked White Chickpeas / Kabuli channa
  • 100 gm Cottage cheese / Paneer
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp Bread crumb

BATTER – Made twice

  • 1/2 cup Refined flour / Maida
  • 1/2 cup Corn flour
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli flakes


  • 1 cup crushed Corn flakes


  • In hot Oil add Cumin and let it to crackle on low for couple of seconds.
  • Drop in Onion.Saute over medium for a minute and then add Garlic-Ginger paste and Chilli paste.
  • Continue sauting for a minute,then add all the veggies, spices and Salt.
  • Sauté till veggies get tender.Noe add Kidney beans and Chickpeas.Mix and mash using spatula.
  • Next add and mix Cottage cheese and Cheddar cheese .
  • Put off the stove and let it cool down.
  • Mix Bread crumb,spread over a plastic wrap or a cling film to about 1 inch thick.
  • Wrap and freeze for an hour.
  • Take out and cut in any shape or size.
  • Make a batter using all the above listed ingredients for the batter.Dip the nugget and then coat it with crushed Corn flakes.
  • Deep fry in hot Oil over medium heat till crisp golden brown.
  • Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.


  • Frozen Peas and Sweet corn are soft thus they are not required to be boiled.
  • Black Pepper has a more strong flavour than white Pepper.
  • Instead of using Potatoes for binding,we have used Kidney beans and Chickpeas.
  • If you don’t have Cheddar cheese add processed cheese.
  • You can keep this veg mix in freezer for about a week and snack it when you want.
  • Repeat step no 10 to get extra crisp nugget and a thick outer coating.p
  • You can even bake the veg nuggets in an oven or air fryer instead of frying,

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