Thursday, July 12, 2012

Spinach cutlet

Last month I got a very big bunch of red spinach in a deal from the nearby stores. Red spinach is similar to the Indian amaranth (thandu keerai). After making a stir fry the first day, I wanted to try something different and here we got a cutlet.

Ingredients:
Spinach - 1/2 bunch
(any greens is good for this recipe)
fennel -1/2 tsp
boiled potato - 2
red onion - 1
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
salt - as per taste
red chilly powder - 1 tsp
curry masala powder - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
besan flour- 1/4 cup
maida / AP flour - 2 tbsp
water - 1/4 cup
bread crumb - 1 cup
oil - 2 tbsp per batch.

Method:
Rinse and clean the spinach. Chop it finely.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wide wok and add 1/2 tsp fennel seeds.
As fennel gets mild red, add the chopped onion, followed by ginger garlic paste.
Then add the spinach and stir fry for 2 minutes(semi cook).
Let it cool.
Mash the cooked potatoes by hand and add to the spinach.
Then add the salt, red chilly powder, garam masala powder, turmeric. Mix well.
If needed add besan flour little by little to get a soft dough consistency.

Prepare the bread crumbs and set aside on a wide plate. (I make my own breadcrumbs by powdering some bread and leaving them in hot oven / @ 200 F for 10 minutes).
Mix Ap flour with water and keep it in a wide dish.

Heat a pan / tawa with 2 tbsp oil.
Make lemon size ball with the prepared spinach dough, slightly flatten it.
Dip in Ap paste, then in breadcrumb , bring it to oval shape.
Shallow fry both sides in medium heat.

Serving suggestion:
Serve as snack or side dish.
Spinach cutlet with tomato sauce is a good combo.

13 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Viki I too make my own breadcrumbs at home :-) These cutlets are looking great , just need a spicy dip to complete it

Spice up the Curry said...

cutlet looks delicious.. recipe sounds perfect

BASE said...

This looks amazing and healthy... I am gonna pester my mom for this...:)

Subhie Arun said...

healthy n yummy cutlets..cute little utlets

Tina said...

Perfect and delicious..

Suja Manoj said...

Healthy and yummy cutlet,perfect with a cup of tea.

Hema said...

Nice and healthy evening snack..

hemalata said...

Yummy cutlets, sounds so delicious n healthy.

Swetha said...

Ah I had posted cutlets too , my latest post. Healthy idea to add spinach . Love it. :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy cutlets...

Supriya's Rasoi said...

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Priya said...

Simply love this healthy green cutlets.

Mythreyi said...

This looks nice and yummmm


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