Vegetarian Hot Dog

Veg. Hot Dog
Photo Credits: Anju Dawar

Vegan cousins of the traditionally non-vegetarian snack, vegetarian hot dogs, are made with homemade patties and a lot of salad veggies stuffed within Swiss bread rolls. If you want to make them even healthier, make them without patties. Only veggie hot dogs are low-calories healthy snacks rich in vitamins.


  • Potatoes, boiled, peeled and grated                           2 – 3 medium
  • Tomato, sliced                                                         1 medium
  • Green bell pepper, seeded and sliced into rings         1
  • Cucumber, sliced                                                     1/2
  • Onion, peeled and sliced                                          1 small
  • Cabbage, shredded                                                  1/2 cup
  • Green chili, finely chopped                                      1
  • Fresh Coriander (Cilantro), chopped                         1 tablespoon
  • Bread slices, soaked and squeezed                            2
  • Swiss bread roll 12 inches long                                 1

  (Or Hot Dog roll)

  • Freshly ground black pepper                                    To taste
  • Salt                                                                         To taste
  • Butter                                                                      2 tablespoons


  1. Put potatoes in a bowl add chopped green chili, coriander and soaked and squeezed bread slices.
  2. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix and mash everything into a smooth mixture.
  3. Take small portions of potato mix and roll into small balls within greased palms. Press gently to give a patty shape, keep aside for a while.
  4. Keep a griddle plate (or flat non-stick tava) on medium heat with 1 tablespoon butter on it and place potato patties on it to grill until crisp and brown from both sides. It may take 10 – 15 minutes depending on the size and thickness of the patties.
  5. Add more butter if required, remove from griddle plate and keep aside.

Tip: You may even deep fry the patties or you may use readymade vegetarian patties.

  1. Cut the Swiss roll or hot dog roll horizontally from center so as that it remains joined from other side.

Tip:  If you wish to, lightly toast the hot dog rolls on the flat pan before layering them up.

  1. Arrange shredded cabbage on the inner side of the roll base. Top it with slices of bell pepper and tomato.
  2. Sprinkle salt and ground pepper then place potato patties and onion slices in layers. Place the other half of roll on top.

Tip: A thin layer of tomato ketchup or mustard sauce may be added on base before layering up other things for spicy or tangy tint.

  1. Cut the 12 inch hot dog into two halves and serve.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 2

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